November 24, 2014

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Fyxation Black Friday Deals Start Now!

Every year it seems that the hype around Black Friday and Small Business Saturday continues to build.  While I love saving a bit of dough when I'm doing my holiday shopping, I'm always a bit put off by the way these sales are set up.  A lot of Black Friday deals are set up so you have to be sitting at your computer at a certain time or standing in line at a store at inconvenient hours in order to take advantage of the best deals...

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October 23, 2014

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Product Review: Sarma Naran Fat Bike Rim / Industry Nine Hubs

When it came time to build our Blackhawk race rig we knew we would need a light but durable wheel set, so we turned to Sarma and Industry Nine. With a frameset weight of 4lb, the Blackhawk is ready for trails or race day and with carbon rims from Sarma and I9 fat bike hubs we were able to get the complete build down to 23lb....

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October 23, 2014

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Welcome to the Jungle: Urban CX Milwaukee Style

With one Jungle Cross race in the books, it's time to set our sights on race 2 in this off the grid race series. The Fyxation Cycling Team will be out in force on Sunday, with both CX and fat bike classes planned. We'll have riders in both events so expect a full race day recap next week. In the mean time, welcome to the Jungle...

 

October 22, 2014

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45NRTH Dillinger 5 Studded Fat Bike Tire Review

The long awaited 45NRTH Dillinger 5 fat bike tire is now in stock and with the leaves falling fast it couldn't have come at a better time. With snow comes ice and having studded tires in Wisconsin is almost a must. Having the room to fit 5 inch tires on our new Blackhawk frame...

 

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October 19, 2014

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Shop Visit: The Urban Cyclist Denver

I just got back from Veloswap in Denver and I'm feeling pretty good about our decision to make it out there this year.  We partnered up with one of our local dealers, The Urban Cyclist , and set up shop in their booth at the show.  Veloswap is a huge bike sale that takes place every year and there are tons of vendors and people selling things and thousands of shoppers that come by to take advantage of some end of season deals.  We've always wanted to go to Veloswap and when we heard that the guys at The Urban Cyclist were going to have a booth at the show we jumped at the chance to be a part of it.  The show was a great success for us but an even greater success for the guys at The Urban Cyclist....

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October 17, 2014

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We're Going to Veloswap!

Veloswap is a gigantic bike swap/sale that takes place every fall in Denver where everyone from bike shops to guys with a garage full of gear show up to sell things.  At Veloswap you can find everything from used long travel mountain bikes to vintage road bikes that have been collecting dust in someone's garage for decades.  We've never been there before but it's sort of legendary for the amount of people that come to buy stuff and the number of booth of sellers...

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October 16, 2014

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The Leather Craftsman: Milwaukee Tanneries 1901 - 2001

Sometimes when I find myself bored at night I realize I've just been wasting precious moments of my life flipping through random Facebook posts.  Last night however, that mindless post flipping paid off.  Don't ask me how but somehow I ended up on an old blog called The Leather Craftsman .  The Leather Craftsman hasn't been updated since 2012 but it's pages contain some excellent historical insight into Milwaukee from the perspective of a local leather craftsman and former business owner by the name of Bill Odbert...

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