FILM///THE BMX STEREOBIKE GANGS OF QUEENS…
While the trend of fixed gear cycling explodes around the globe, a distinctly louder single geared biking phenomenon has been quietly evolving in the unlikeliest of places: the suburban backyards of Queens, NY. Fueled by a passionate and tight-knit group of Trinidadian teenagers who squeeze every spare cent into the $4,000+ soundsystems ingeniously integrated into their BMX bikes, the resulting Frankenstein-ian contraptions have become a deafening mobile spectacle in the borough on weekends when members roll out their thundering soundsystems in processions through the streets that can literally be heard for miles around. “MADE IN QUEENS” is a new short film directed by NICOLAS RANDALL and JOE STEVENS chronicling the group, led by teenage master builder NICHOLAS RAGBIR in their quest to build the ultimate bitchin’ mobile ghetto blaster. Explains Stevens, “In this age of obsessive video sharing and social networking nearly every action is designed and packaged for public consumption. Especially with young people. The immediate charm of Nick and his crew is that they’re the exact opposite of all that. There is nothing calculated or self-conscious about who they are. They’re just a group of friends doing something to challenge themselves and have some laughs. It’s a story which would have never come from kids who were born here.” HAVE A LOOK:
- 05/11/2009 • ITALY///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG PUTS HIS CUSTOM SHEPARD FAIREY “DAILY DRIVER” TREK ART BIKE TO WORK IN THE GIRO D’ ITALIA
- 05/08/2009 • ITALY///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG SETS UP HIS KENNY SCHARF AND SHEPARD FAIREY ART BIKES FOR THIS SATURDAY’S KICKOFF OF THE GIRO D’ITALIA
- 05/06/2009 • ITALY///GIRO’S NEW SHEPARD FAIREY HELMET FOR LANCE ARMSTRONG’S RUN IN THE GIRO D’ITALIA
- 05/05/2009 • NEWS///THE MAKING OF LANCE ARMSTRONG’S SHEPARD FAIREY-DESIGNED TREK MADONE
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