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Jim C continues to kick out the jams

27 08 2018

When Jim Cielencki jumped back into the pool (so to speak) earlier this summer in regards to riding we were cautiously optimistic that we would see more of Jim back on the bike

We even joked what the over/under would be on new riding pics and video…but it seems like the old adage of “once a rider, always a rider” is holding true.

The proof?

Jim dropped some serious heat on his Instagram this past weekend…with a bunch of awesome riding pics and clips from WNY Jam.

From Jeff Harrington-style footplants:

To moto whips:

To spinning 3s:

To handplanting street spines.

Jim brought it.

Awesome to see the OG back at it again!

 

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Converting the 22″ Spade to a 24″ cruiser

23 08 2018

We’ve featured a number of Buddy Sardenga’s bikes and riding shots over the years…but this latest hybrid build is definitely one of the most interesting.

Buddy’s been riding a Stolen Spade 22 for a while and last week he had the brilliant/crazy idea one morning to see what would happen if he put some of the parts off his old 24″ S&M ATF onto the Spade frame.

Almost like doing the opposite of the conversion/mod from a couple years back when a rider converted a 24″ Sunday Wave-C to a 22″ rider.

The result? A 24″ that rides very similar to the classic 24″ Liquid Feedback.

As you can see, the rear axle is way out but still at about 14.6″.

The head tube is now more mellow, probably at 73-ish degrees and the bottom bracket at 13.25″.

According to Buddy, the new converted Spade is super roomy and “manuals crazy good”.

Pretty cool.

Buddy hadn’t been out to the trails yet on it (at least since the last time we chatted) but this looks like it would be hella fun there too.





Blue Monday: Fairdale reveals ’19 Taj color

16 07 2018

If you were on the Cruiser Revolution Facebook page over the weekend you might have already seen this.

Fairdale has revealed the 2019 colorway for the Taj Cruiser and it is looking nice! (This color is right up my alley.)

No word if anything has changed much from the previous year’s edition (geo and specs) but from a quick look above it seems like Fairdale is sticking with the tried and true.

Which is great because that means you can still pull off daring stunts like the one below without too much trouble.

Radical!

 

Pics: Fairdale





Once a rider, always a rider?

13 07 2018

I guess the old adage:

“You can take the boy out of BMX but you can’t take the BMX out of the boy”

applies in this case.

When Jim Cielencki popped back on the riding radar recently with some rad pool riding pics, we (along with the rest of the BMX world) got a little excited.

We wondered what the over/under was on some more Jim C riding pics was.

I, for one, had my fingers crossed. A couple days back, my suspicions/optimism was rewarded.

Jim shared a screen grab on his insta sessioning the Buffalo hubba.

(Peep the full video via this link.)

In the caption/writeup, mentions that the Sunday Model-C turns 10 this year. Time sure does fly (Cruiser Revolution turns 10 this year too!)

It’s crazy to think a decade has passed since the Model C was introduced. (For a trip down memory lane and a rad pic of a Jim C toothhanger on a rail, have a look at CR’s initial post about it in 2008.)

So much radness!

Jim closes of his post with the line, “I think some more riding is in order. ”

Yes sir, I definitely agree some more riding is in order.





Subrosa debuts double top tube 26″

30 06 2018

Subrosa’s latest cruiser offering looks a bit like a mashup of some of their past cruiser hits.

The Subrosa Malum DTT 26″ brings together the coolness of the Subrosa DTT TTWOFOUR with Subrosa lineup mainstay, the 26″ Malum.

It features full Cro-mo frame, fork and handlebars (which are 4-piece…hey now!)

In terms of geo/specs, it doesn’t depart much from past Malum 26 models.

For reference, that works out to the following:

  • Head angle: 72 degrees
  • Seat angle: 73 degrees
  • Top tube: 22″
  • Chain stay: 16″
  • Stand over: 14.75″

Subrosa also rounded out their new 26er with aftermarket parts from Rant and The Shadow Conspiracy. (For more detail, click here.)

Color options are black or (pictured above) slime green.

These are dropping at Subrosa dealers right now, so if you’re in the market for a unique looking 26″ bike, this could be the ticket!

 

Pictures: Subrosa





What’s the over/under on more Jim C pics?

19 06 2018

If you’re a betting man and you’re wagering that you’re going to see some more Jim Cielencki pool riding pics…you’re in luck!

Jim C’s “active retirement” continues with some over/under action with jon_bad !

According to Jim, “it took some mighty fine BMX choreography to get this to work.”

No doubt!

Here’s a few more pics from the session:

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Scott Balzer is the man behind the camera for these shots.

Looks like a super fun session.

And peep this pic…a classic flattie! (Another good shot by Scott Balzer)

I’m pretty stoked on these pics.

Can a full-blown edit be far behind?

If Jim’s “retirement” continues at this pace, I wouldn’t be surprised!





Not the last one in the pool

14 06 2018

Jim Cielencki’s “retirement” from riding seems to have gone off (or into) the deep end as of late.

But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

In a bit of an unexpected surprise, Jim C has dived back into riding (at least for the moment) to session a local pool that’s scheduled to get filled in soon.

He’s been documenting those sessions on his Instagram account. And based on the comments there, I’m not the only one stoked to see Jim C out riding again.

And even though it’s only the third time this year out on his bike…according to Jim this is “the highest [he’s] aired in this pool”.

The stoke is real!

Good to see Jim C back on the bike!