SF///CYCLE KILLERS///RVCA & CINELLI PUT “PRESSURE” ON THE STREET

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Phil Frost's wheels of fury... 

The corner of Haight & Asbury was ground zero for San Francisco’s track bike & messenger culture when RVCA opened their "Pressure" exhibition of collaborative art bikes with esteemed Italian cycle maker CINELLI. On board to customize the premium two-wheelers was an all-star lineup of artists including BARRY MCGEE, ASHLEY MACOMBER, CLARE ROJAS, C.R. STECYK III, DAN MURPHY, DMOTE, JESSE GELLER, JOSH LAZCANO, KAWS, MADSAKI, PHIL FROST, PM TENORE AND STEPHEN POWERS who added their unique touch to an array of new and vintage Cinelli frames and components. While many of the bikes remained rideable works of art, some artists like KAWS, Clare Rojas, Josh Lazcano, and Ashley Macomber transformed their cycles into nonfunctional (or in the case of Lazcano, hyperfunctional) sculptural pieces. With artwork prices escaping the reach of most lowly city peddlers, RVCA created a limited edition series of T-shirts by all artists in the show and debuted some pieces from the new Barry McGee apparel and accessory collection set to drop this fall. Also up for grabs was the eagerly anticipated special Barry McGee production art bike. Available as an edition of 50 pieces worldwide in three frame sizes (54, 56 or 58), the cycle is available as 25 complete bikes and 25 frame-only kits with pricetags of $3,700.00 and $2,100.00 respectively. The run will be available for sale only through RVCA and LANCE ARMSTRONG’s MELLOW JOHNNY’S bike shop in Austin, Texas where the art show will make a stop in late September. HAVE A LOOK:

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The gearheads...

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Valet parking...

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The spread...

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Phil Frost's neon masterpiece...

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Aaron Rose talks shop beneath Barry McGee's production cycle...

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Installation and cycle by Barry McGee...

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Barry signs copies of the RVCA zine...

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Madsaki's neo-geo ride...

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Messenger bags are a must...

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Josh Lazcano's peddle powered mower...

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KAWS' cycle sculpture...

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Clare Rojas' spinning wheel, sans wheels...

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Dmote's little blue demon...

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Ashley Macomber's magic hat trick...

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The show's MVP...

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