MASH 10 Year NYC Premiere & Alleycat

 

Earlier this year marked 10 years of MASH SF. They’ve been on World Tour for the new film, showing premieres, and hosting alleycat races and messenger games in cities across the world.

Next Stop: NYC

The day before the premiere, an art show was held at Deluxe Cycles.

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Stoned Tone came out of a long hiatus of promoting racing to throw an old-school New York style alleycat race. Here he is at Deluxe looking like a young Basquiat

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Evan Murphy is all smiles checking out Chas’ hand painted Parallax

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After the art show, messenger games were held under the BQE – just like they were almost 10 years ago. Skids, Footdown, Trackstands.

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And they’re off!

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Jorge on the West Side Highway during the alleycat race
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During an alleycat race, there are no rules, and anything can happen. Racers speed down a closed street with a tower crane and construction workers blocking the way. Naturally, racers went under the crane and didnt skip a beat.

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Chas on the Queensboro Bridge Roadway

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Top 5 for the MASH NYC Alleycat. Young Blood takes the win!

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Racers shake hands – respect and appreciation keeps the community alive. Always good vibes after an intense race.

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Party Time after the premiere!

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Kym with an old-school Rumble Thru the Bronx Prize Bag

Mash SF 10yr Anniversary

We recently had the privilege of showcasing an art show for our friends from Mash SF in honor of their 10 year anniversary. To make the space art-friendly we had Will from Van Zee Sign Co. come in and paint the bike wall to install our logo as well as Mash’s. We took down the other wall to display the stunning photography and 10 year bike, as well as having Chas’ hand painted Cinelli Vigorelli frameset in a work stand for show. We hosted an open house that weekend, had a great time and got to meet a lot of really cool people. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Later that night after the open house we all headed over to the old peel sessions spot and enjoyed some mess games under the BQE. There was a foot-down, lock pickup, longest trackstand, and longest skid competition.

The following day was the Mash alleycat and movie premiere! The alleycat consisted of 6 checkpoints throughout Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn spanning around 20-25 miles total. The finish of the race was at Sky High where we had the premiere. We had two showings back to back at 7pm and 9pm. Here’s a shot from under the screen I snagged mid-movie.

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Bernard’s 1920’s Kerosene Lamp Bike

Bernard dropped by the shop last week and brought a surprise with him. He got this bike from a collector not too long ago and only had to replace the saddle and the tires while keeping the same 1920’s aesthetic. In our haste to ride the bike, we all figured the lamp was out of commision, until Bernard pulled out a box of matches with a big grin and said “Let’s light it up!”.

Thanks again Bernard! You’re welcome back anytime!

 

 

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Tijon’s Fatbike

 

It’s not hard to believe Tijon when he says “That’s the funnest bike I have!”. This Salsa is solid gold when it comes to ripping.  Between the tubeless wheels, dropper post, upgraded carbon fork, bars, and cranks this machine is a mountain killer. Contrasting from black to gold, the aesthetics of this bike are sure to be cause for double takes.

 

 

Providence Cyclocross

The first weekend in October brings the beginning of fall weather and one of the best cyclocross races of the year: Providence. The course proves to be one of the best year after year, using the unique landscape of the park to their advantage with many technical features, elevation changes, and flyovers.

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The race is set in beautiful Roger Williams Park. The expansive park has many beautiful architectural features such as a hall of music, a botanic garden, and more.

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Jeremy Powers lines up for the start of the Mens Elite race. Spectators swoon at the stars and stripes of his national jersey.

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My money was on Stephen Hyde – I told him this as he lined up for the start of the mens elite race next to Jeremy Powers.
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There was a steep run-up feature on the back section of the course. The field was separated rapidly and a battle between Powers and Hyde ensued.

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Spectators were sprinting between sections of the course to not miss any part of the action. The crowds at the larger races are devoted fans of the sport.

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The No. 22 Broken Arrow. The No. 22 Cyclocross Team made an appearance at the races over the Weekend.

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They say dogs look a lot like their owners. Check out the Gallery Below for more photos from the weekend.

Jesse’s Wraith Paycheck


It didn’t take long for the guys at Deluxe to convince Jesse to buy this bike.  Built with the Sram CX1 group this Wraith Paycheck is ready for some trails and races. Being one of the last Igleheart built Wraiths makes it extra special. A Whisky bottle cage to match the painted Whisky fork for style points and the first set of Deluxe disc hubs laced to HED Belgium+ hoops will make for unparalleled cornering.