Repo: The 2019 One Love Jam

Text: Effraim.
Photos: Effraim, Juan Lopez, Bobby Carter.

The 9th annual One Love Jam in Newport Beach, California was lived up to all the hype I have heard over the years. We were staying around an hour away in Corona, and I believe it was James McGraw who said “it will be sunny at the beach Effraim”. I remember thinking “yeah yeah, that’s not going to happen”, low and beyond we arrive at picture perfect Newport Beach and the sunshine is booming, girls in bikinis everywhere, hockey players, and a fast smooth newly resurfaced riding spot which is large enough to hold 120 riders pretty comfortably with a California beach backdrop.

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San Francisco Trip – Part 2

Yesterday was the first dry day of my trip to San Francisco. Dylan Worsley from We Bicycles arrived in the morning, and myself, Pete and Dylan headed from Fremont to San Fran by BART. 40 minutes later, we were at Embarcadero and the Clocktower is across the road. The ground was still really wet from and early morning shower, Pete has the Clocktower on lock down and has a let blower, squeechie, and to my suggestion added a towel to the fix to get the riding spot dry.

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Chicago BS Finals 1994

Chicago BS Finals 1994 from Adam Guild on Vimeo.

Pure gold from the flatland archives today courtesy of Adam Guild. Amazing footage from the Chicago BS Finals back in 1994, featuring Chad Degroot, Andrew Arroyo, Day Smith, Brian Tunney, Trevor Meyer, Nate Hansen, Sean Peters, Jason Brown R.I.P, Paul Palmer R.I.P, Matt Gibson, Paul Osicka, Steve Roy, Sean McKinney, Dylan Worsley (infamous for dropping the pedal switches at this contest!) and many more, this is well worth sitting down with your beverage of choice and taking a trip down memory lane. What a killer contest, thanks Adam for the upload!

Old School Sundays – King of Concrete 1991

King of Concrete 1991 – Flatland from Neil Waddington on Vimeo.

Another old school gem from Neil Waddington, for this weeks OSS we go back to King of Concrete 1991 featuring Andy Burke, James White, Dylan Worsley, Thomas Loison, (Myself)Effraim Catlow and Tas Szollosi. Enjoy!

Pete Brandt – We Bicycles Bikecheck

Intro: Effraim.

If you were paying attention to the site last sunday, you will have noticed the Old School Sundays special with Nor Cal flatland legend, Pete Brandt! Back in that 89/90 O-zone period, Pete had one of the most interesting bike set ups with personal modifications. Fast forward to 2014 and Pete just had a well deserved signature frame with WE Bicycles, why not catch up with the man himself and see what he is rolling with!

Frame: WE Bicycles Equation 18.7TT

Fork: KGB Space fork 2 modified

Handlebars: Fenix 4 piece

Barends: Ares Stainless steel coin set

Stem: S & M Redneck FLT Stem

Aheadset: FSA Impact with Quamen cap

Grips: O rings with Gamma tennis racket tape

Griplocks: none

Brakes: KGB SPACE fork 2 W/ Dia Tech pads

Tyres: Ares A Class 175 hard compound

Tubes: Schwalbe metal shradder

Pegs: DOM Pegs

Seatpost: Thompson Elite

Seatclamp: integrated WE Bicycles

Seat: KHE Wantabe

Chain adjustor: Integrated WE bicycles

Chain: odyssey blue bird chain

Cranks: Quamen 150mm

Chainring: Quamen 16 t

Pedals: Moto Bicycles W/ wooden outer

Rims: Odyssey Aerospace 36

Front hub: Profile Elite

Freecoaster: Infinity 14mm

Spokes: DT swiss

Any modifications on your ride Pete?
Yes, O ring in bottom bracket, cut down drop outs on forks, moded out brake set up to keep it low profile, grinded the edge of the pegs to make them round, silicon in the bars to prevent rust and reduces cracks on the inside of the bars.

Anything specific to you that you must have on your own ride:
Tennis racket tape, 16t sprocket, Ares tires, and everything else!! haha

Sponsors/shoutouts:
WE Bicycles,Moto Bicycles, S&M, Fenix, Quamen, Profile, Odyssey, Sequence, Thompson, and SF Art Apparel.

Advice for beginners with their set ups?
My advice is to get a basic set up and find out what direction you want to go. You don’t want to go out and buy and expensive bike right off because there are a lot of options for different kinds of styles.