31 December, 2009

Happy New year from TOLA™!!!

Be safe out there, everyone! See you next year!!!

Montana Exhibition at 33third

Montana hosted an exhibition at 33third in Los Angeles. Damn, some big names came out for this one...
Apex, King157, Jase, Neon, Revok, Rime, Saber, Sever and Vulcan with the event hosted by Montana, Hardcore and Alien.

via hypebeast

30 December, 2009

Thibert Pally Video!!

@vbc_demolition 's French Rider Thibert Pally, gets Loose in this Video. I like his nonchalant laidback style..Some really good lines in here!

BIKE PORN Photo of the day!

yes It's a TARCK bike, Hate me.. @xxCONGOxx dope build man..New Volume Thrasher. get it

TOLA Welcomes Hern

Whether it's track or BMX, Hern is always killing it. I look forward to seeing your posts.

MITCHELL & NESS Los Angeles Lakers

I've been posting enough hats from other cites, time for LA to get some. This hat is fresh. I'm loving two tone colorway, and the Lakers hand style. Dope

Get it at Mitchell & Ness


This is via bike rumor, (thanks) I could never explain this in such detail, so here you go. Enjoy, I think this will change race/training game in alot of ways...

PedalBrain is a new iPhone / iPod app and hardware that provides a complete training partner. The carbon fiber base houses an ANT+ receiver to pull data from compatible speed, cadence, heart rate and power meters, then displays it on screen.

You can upload workouts before the ride and have the complete timing and information for each part of your training exercise instantly. Then, once you’re done, your workout and route info is automatically uploaded for friends, training partners and coaches to see (if you let them).

The real piece de resistance? You can set up Team Integration and the program will use the iPhone’s GPS and GeoLocation to see where your fellow riders are and show you where your teammates are on the map!

All of the information is uploaded in realtime, too, so your coach or friends can watch online as you ride and see where you are at any given point. Post ride, the info uploads and you can view it on PedalBrain’s website or share it via Facebook. You can also download it in SRM and WKO+ formats for integration into other workout programs. Pedal Brain is a member of the ANT+ alliance and is fully compatible with ANT+ cycling sensors such as SRM, PowerTap, Quarq, MetriGear & Garmin.

Various screen options will provide access to all the data you need during and after the ride. The same workout data is available for viewing on your phone as online. Thankfully, it uses Google Maps and not a proprietary or MSN / Mapquest map.

PedalBrain is still finalizing the costs and details, but here are the basics. The mount will be available in both Plastic ($130 to $200, actual price TBD) and Carbon Fiber versions (shown, $TBD). The mount is designed to fit over the steerer tube above the stem, and a spacer adapter will be available for those who need extra room either because they’ve topped the tube off or their stem has too much rise. It’s designed to work with iPod Touch, iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Availability is pegged for early Spring 2010.

In The Cutts Episode3 Macaframa

inthecutts Episode-3 Macaframa from InThe Cutts on Vimeo.

Behind the shit...


Nike 6.0 Brings NEW Action Sports Category to NFFTY
(National Film Festival for Talented Youth)

YOUTH-MADE FILMS | 22 AND UNDER| DEADLINE FEB 15THNike 6.0 is partnering with NFFTY( National Film Festival for Talented Youth) to add an Action Sports Category to the largest and most influential film festival and support organization for filmmakers 22 and under.

The action sports category is open to any short film (30 minutes or under) that represents, showcases or is inspired by Action Sports, including skateboard, snowboard, surf, moto, wake, BMX, or freeski. In order to meet eligibility criteria for NFFTY 2010: 1) the film’s director must have been 22 years old or younger at completion of filming; 2) all music and other copyrighted material used in films must be original or filmmaker must have obtained permission from the owner; and, 3) the film must be in English or subtitled in English.

Submission deadline for the action sports category is Feb. 15th.

NFFTY 2010 will be held April 29-May 2 in Seattle with over 100+ film screenings, film making workshops, and opportunities to meet and network with industry professionals. Submission forms and film uploads can be completed at www.nffty.org.

Saw this on Defgrip. No Fixed Gear yet. But I'm exited to see how this is gonna turn out! Only if I was a year younger and not so lazy!

29 December, 2009

BIKE PORN Photo of the day!

CINELLI SUPERPISTA on SHAMALS??? Killin the game right now .. so Jellytown it's crazy!

Bike Talk on KPFK Tonight | 11pm

From O20:

That’s right, tonight at 11PM, BIKE TALK! will be making its first appearance on live radio. You can check us out at 90.7 FM, or you can listen live online here. We have a ton of information, live interviews, and interview clips, including stuff from Sky Yaeger – the designer of the Bianchi Pista – and Richard Schwinn – the great-grandson of Ignaz Schwinn, the founder of Schwinn bicycles.

I also heard that Stephen Box from the Bike Writers Collective will be on tonight talking about LA's bike master plan and the Cyclists' Bill of Rights.


Congo, he's getting crazy...... photos from the filming of Death Pedal 2
- Random Hero
photos from here
More photos below..

Marwin aka WIZARD bike check

Marwin aka WIZARD bike check from 2020films on Vimeo.

One of the homies Marwin from the LBC reppin CITYGROUNDS. Quick Lil bike checkittyboop.

Taco "Polo" Tuesdays #81

C.R.A.N.K. Mob Park | 7:30pm

The New-Over | January 1

The same people that brought you The Do-Over, The Boo-Over, and the Left-Over are throwing another party the day after New Years Eve, The New-Over. It's gon' be a big one.

From The Do-Over blog:

Friends and family traveled from far and near for our annual post bird day romp aka The Left-Over. If you’ve had the pleasure of attending any of our one-off events, you’ve come to learn that these are some of the most fun Do-Over’s to experience. Well, this year’s Left-Over definitely lived up to those expectations. With each passing season, the bar itself takes on a new life and identity of its own. Attendees were treated to the next phase of Cranes, which included a remodeled outside patio giving it a Brooklyn-esque feel. As for the party itself, it was a nonstop rug cutting affair with $mall Change making his annual pilgrimage from NYC to get down alongside fellow New Yorker JT Donaldson, KCRW’s Jeremy Sole and Rhettmatic featuring Eric Bobo on percussion who had the crowd in a dancing frenzy (Rhett even made a cameo on percussion!).

Save The Date: Friday, January 1st. The New-Over.

If you attended our first ever New Years Day party last year, you know it’s not worth missing. That was probably our craziest party all year and in the history of Do-Over. This year we will top it bigger and bigger.

Whatcha’ Wanna New?

DOWNLOAD: Rhettmatic & Eric Bobo -

DOWNLOAD: JT Donaldson -

DOWNLOAD: Jeremy Sole -

DOWNLOAD: Small Change -

Al Myers Pics:

Al Myers Polaroids:

See you there!

Urban Velo 17

Get it here!!!

28 December, 2009

Nathan Williams Edit

bewm... Nice BMX edit.

via rideUK

Masterpiece x UNDFTD Mountain Parka

Masterpiece and Undefeated keep it moving with a dope two-tone Mountain Parka in two color options. Classic outdoor gear styling meets sportswear with some bold collaborative patches atop the chest and sleeve. Now in stock at realmadHECTIC Japan.

via Highsnobiety

Congrats Vosotros Recordings

My buddy, and the reason why I'm in LA today, John Gillilan has had a great year with his new record label Vosotros. I'm looking forward to hearing more great sounds in 2010 and beyond.

Check out their 2009 catalog:
Mooey Moobau
All Murmur Of Our Mothers' Waters // Live Bloody Live


[double album - coming soon]


It's amazing how big the "urban cycling" product base is growing. This BEDOUIN bag looks alright. I wouldn't mind seeing it in person though. try it on etc. but I would have to be in london for that.
if you are go by TOKYOFIXEDGEAR and tell me all about them. ;)


Justin Kizzart and his local brand Kniceclothing are proud to feature local artist T-shirt collabs every month. The first up for January Ramesy Dua.
Check out the site and cop some gear, from an upcoming Los Angeles designer and cyclist. Good job homie! I'll see you on the A-team ride...

-random hero

Edit: had to re-post to fix images

Shanghai Alleycat 2009 Official Video

Shanghai Alleycat 2009 Official Video from People's Bike on Vimeo.

WOW! Riding in china? IN!!.. Tons of people came out for this.. Looks like it was a really fun event.
more info shanghaialleycat.com

New Vans “Versa” Model

Today we get a vans sneak peek at their upcoming Versa model. Inspired and spearheaded by Alex Olsen, the shoe blends style, fashion and skate culture. The inspiration for this model was taken from high-end Italian shoes and is constructed from suede and premium leather. They will be available May 1st, 2010.

Via Vans

FTC x New Era 59fifty

FTC fitteds by New era japan! Three good looking colorways, I'm really digging the solid blue. Fresh hats.
Get em at FTC

OriginalFake Ear Warmers


To be released the first week of January 2010. The ear warmers come in both a tonal black colorway and black with white ribbing. Look for both to drop on Monday, January 4th through OriginalFake stores.

via Hypebeast

JHONG 2010

JHONG : Official 2010 Trailer from People's Bike on Vimeo.


26 December, 2009


some friends from Beaver on Vimeo.


Nemesis Project triple triangle frame

One off, hand made in NORCAL for sale on ebay

I have been seeing these frames pop up on Zlog from time to time, and I have fallen in love....

Peep Game at Nemesis Project

Thanks zlog

25 December, 2009

Bike Porn of the day!

I love Kinfolk frames and this bike is beautiful..... good job Christie.

Via Kinfolks flickr

Merry X-mas!!! An old one but a good one.

24 December, 2009

Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson from ZLOG on Vimeo.

ILL!! Just killed it. I used to skate this spot back in the day. We called it the Dungeon. You would have to dodge rats and bums, to hit that kicker. Now you gotta watch out for Tyler.....

Via Zlog



I love the sloping fork crown and the Beautiful Lugwork! Awesome build!! I haz a jelly..

Vans Vault Standard Issue SK8-Hi

Vans Vault previews a new Standard Issue SK8-Hi, set to drop next season. The kicks take on a re-worked SK8-Hi upper with a tonal blue suede colorway. White midsoles, black accents, and silver eyelets kick the design up a notch. Look for these at Vans Vault retailers in early 2010.

WTAPS x Supreme Holiday 2009 Capsule Collection

This Winter, Supreme and WTAPS have teamed up to produce a collection that includes a reversible melton wool/cotton varsity jacket in two colorways, three graphic T-shirts and a melton wool pillow in two colors.

Available in-store on December 29th. Available in Japan on January 2nd.
Check out more photos of the collection after the jump.

Happy Holidays from TOLA ans SANTA!!

23 December, 2009

Rapha Continental Visits my Home State: Michigan

When is the next B.R.U.N.C.H.

Sarah Sitkin | LA Photographer

See more HERE

16bit - Tokyo Set Menu Mix

16bit - Tokyo Set Menu Mix by 16bit

Turn your Subs up for this mix!! Enjoy!!


Beat Street Christmas!
Download HERE

Kilo TT Deluxe at BIKE ISLAND!

Mercier Stepped up their game with these. Italian inspired paint and they even dropped an all Chrome Joint. This frame is a great cheap option for beginners or a commuter you want to abuse. at $224.95 and free shipping It turns out to be a great DEAL!! Cop em Here

BIKE PORN Photo of the day!


lrg photo HERE

DQM Thermal Lined Hoodies

Dave’s Quality Meat’s Thermal Lined hoodie is made of heavyweight materials to keep you toasty, yet maintains a slimmer profile than a jacket. They’re available in navy and black. Available in-store and online.
Check out another photo after the jump!


Professional Keirin racer Toshihiko TOMITA aka Tomity Shared these photos with us today on LAFIXED. as well as the NYC fixed forum.
These photos are from the Post WWII era, The golden age of Keirin per Tomity. enjoy!!

Shizuoka Ito Keirin Velodrome 333mMap HERE

follow the link below for more photos.

New fitteds @ ECAP CITY

Even though the Sonics don't exist anymore, (sad) this hat is amazing. I wish these were around when the Sonics were still playing. The Warriors hat ain't half bad either. Two sick choices from ECAP CITY. Get em there.

Dr. Romanelli x Fraggle Rock x Cassette Playa T-Shirts

Man, I've been sitting trying remember the words to the theme song for Fraggle Rock, I'm thinking dubstep remix right about meow. I want a tee with Dozers on it though, those lil guys wit the helmets... so gangsta.
Anyways, these tee's are legit.

Get em at colette

22 December, 2009

Mishka x New Era Hunting Cap

Mishka just released two dope hunting caps with new era. I'm really feeling these, makes me wanna be home in Alaska looking fresh to death....

Get em online at Mishka and who knows, maybe someday soon we won't have to order online anymore, just ride down the street and cop that shit live!!! BEWM!

The Richard Mitchelson x Rouleur Tees

Saw these on Tracko... I miss you Kyle, hurry home to us. Fridays at the 20 just aren't the same without you heckling me.
Have a safe trip, and happy holidays to you homie!

Get em here at Rouleur

Donald's Nephews Play Bike Polo! 1938


hellCat from Lajalousie on Vimeo.

You have got my attention. America? Who wants to go to france for an alleycat? We got over a year to make a plan.

Vans Vault 2010 Spring Switchback LX

Following up on a string of successful Vault releases, Vans offers a look into two new renditions of the Switchback LX for Spring 2010. The kicks are featured in premium leather treatments with classic hiking laces and timeless color selections. Look for both to drop in February 2010 at Vans Vault retail accounts.
Check out detailed photos after the jump!


FITTED HAWAII x NEW ERA U.S.S. Kamehameha 59Fifty Fitted Cap

I have always wanted to rock a captains hat, but there never fit my dome right. Finally, I can gets down with one!!
Good looking fitted, and I love HawaII love!

You gotta go there to get it...
1438 Kona Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 942-3100

Sir Paul Smith, Mark Cavendish and Brian Holm

Mark Cavendish and Brian Holm visit Sir Paul Smith. Sir Paul Smith shows the Mercian Bike he built and does a no handed track stand in his office. Sir Paul Smith follows the success of Mark Cavendish and even coming to some races when time permits.


21 December, 2009

Donghoh - Clean trick Edit

Donghoh from Andrew Plaza on Vimeo.

Nice and Clean.. Just the way I like iyt!!

found on TRICK TRACK!

Recession Renegades Block party Jan. 17th 2010

Get those tricks dialed, LA! We looking for smoothness..... and originality. Bewm!
This is gonna be a good time, sick DJ's and really amazing bands! What better to get down in the first month of
the new year, then with a dope block party?

Blinking Yellow

dope edit!

got it at Lockedcog

Hella Tight SF trolley cap

Need I say more?

Get it here at Hella Tight

Heroic Bros Save My Girls Wheel | True Story

So muh lady friend just got to my apartment in a tizzy because her front wheel got stolen and then un-stolen! Her bicycle was locked rear wheel through the rear triangle, no front wheel lock (whoops), near the Rite Aid near the Wilshire/Western station. She comes out and there are three mark ass kids hovering over her bicycle. One mark ass mark runs, one trick ass mark rides off, and the last mark ass trick rides off with the wheel to Wilshire and then north on Western. She runs after the kid with the wheel. Then three great bros on fixies ask her what's up, she quick tells her story, and they take chase, two traveling west on 6th, one east. Apparently the mark ass bitch ass thief shit his pants and dropped the wheel and the great bros on fixies brought back her wheel!

Thanks to those guys that chased the thief and got my girls wheel back because that hammer would have dropped on me just now if her shit was stolen. She forgot your names (surprise), otherwise I would give shout outs to ya'll.

Futura x Nike “Be True” Air Force 1 High

Artist FUTURA and Nike doing it real big in 2010!
This Air Force 1 design follows a clean cut look, highlighted by the use of perforated details on the uppers in a gradient effect.
Look for these to drop sometime in the early new year
Check out a detailed look of the shoe after the jump!

Return Of The Mack- Mark Morrison

Been jammin out to this one lately.

Snowcat Alleycat 2010 Ionia, MI

Sick flyer!

Our friend at One fixed is a sponsor, road trip anyone?

The Bontrager Wingtip Cycling Shoe!

Bontrager Wingtip Cycling Shoe? WTF Are these? There is no real info out about them, but they are perfect for you clipless tweed riders ;).

more info and from HERE

Kid Robot x new era x Kozik

FRANK KOZIK x KID ROBOT x 59Fifty all together. It has Kid Robot graphics such as the One Eyed Robot, Chumps, and Skull Spade on the front panels of the hat. A Koz!k x Kid Robot hit is stiched on the back of the fitted. Get it at Kidrobot

Nike Sportswear: Eddie Cruz: Nike Air Force 1 Hi Supreme West Edition Video

Our good friend Eddie Cruz has an interview talking about the new Air force 1 collaboration he did with Nike over at the Nike Sportswear site. The shoe is now available at select retailers.

Stussy x Ricoh GRDIII 30th Anniversary Digital Camera

et the collaborative floodgates open in anticipation of Stussy’s 30th anniversary in 2010. Despite the advent of new and arguably better-quality digital camera systems such as Micro 4/3rds, there’s without a doubt a soft spot for many with the fixed lens Ricoh GRD series. The razor quick focus and high-quality black & white photographs are among the GRDIII’s high points making it a great street compact camera. As well, un-like other cameras in its class, the GRDIII’s barrel retracts into its body for a small footprint. In May, Stussy and Ricoh will drop a limited run of 500 cameras as Stussy’s re-design includes the use of blue and other iconic imagery throughout. Stay tuned for more looks into the camera which carries a retail price of ¥99,750 JPY (approximately $1,100 USD). While not every collaboration can follow the same heavyweight status as this Ricoh team-up, we aniticipate some big things for 2010.