NEWS///CYCLE KILLERS///LANCE ARMSTRONG IS GONE WITH THE WIND

February 8, 2009  |  Cycle Killers, Lance Armstrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Gearing up for this month's upcoming TOUR DE CALIFORNIA, Supertouch homie LANCE ARMSTRONG makes a pit stop at the San Diego Air & Space Technology Low Speed Wind Tunnel this morning for some fine-tuning. Next up is the velo, stay tuned...

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OZ///CYCLE KILLERS///BEHIND THE SCENES WITH LANCE ARMSTRONG AT THE TOUR DOWN UNDER

January 31, 2009  |  Australia, Cycle Killers, Feature, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

laoz11.jpg Supertouch homegirl LIZ KRUETZ spent the last couple weeks photographing LANCE ARMSTRONG's every move as he competed in his first race as a born-again professional cyclist in Australia's overheated TOUR DOWN UNDER. With an all access pass to the nittiest, and far more often than one might expect, grittiest (also grimiest, hairiest, and smelliest) look at the iron man's grueling routine, she captured rare images of the cancer crusader from atop his Team Astana bike barreling down hills at 50+ mph, to visiting pediatric cancer patients—all in the name of his LIVESTRONG foundation. HAVE A LOOK:

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NEWS///CYCLE KILLERS///SIGNED LANCE ARMSTRONG ASTANA TEAM BIKE NOW ON EBAY

January 30, 2009  |  Cycle Killers, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Lance's sweat will be included in a separate vial for the winning bidder. Photo by Liz Kruetz...

Having just wrapped up his official return to professional racing at this month's TOUR DOWN UNDER in Adelaide, Australia, Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG has made one of his TEAM ASTANA racing bikes available for bidding on EBAY, signed by none other than the cycling legend himself. The ultra high-tech exclusive team-issued 56cm TREK MADONE 6.9 PRO in Astana's racing colors featuring Bontrager wheels and SRAM components (currently on display at the Adelaide City Council Tour Village, Victoria Square, Adelaide) would retail for approximately $12,442 USD if one could buy it in a store, and 100% of the funds raised by the eBay auction will be donated by Lance's LIVESTRONG foundation to the CANCER COUNCIL OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Remember, every year almost 7 million people die of cancer worldwide with little end to the killer disease in sight. Cycling fans not crippled by today's economy could do little better with their spare change for such a monumental return. Read more about the cancer burden HERE. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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NEWS///CYCLE KILLERS///IT’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG: LANCE MAKES TOUR DE FRANCE 2009 OFFICIAL

December 1, 2008  |  Cycle Killers, Lance Armstrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Lance on the grind. Sleep is not an option...

Supertouch homie/cycling legend/hardcore art collector LANCE ARMSTRONG finally dispelled the media gossip surrounding his professional re-emergence today by confirming what insiders have known all along: that his official participation in 2009's TOUR DE FRANCE is indeed on like Donkey Kong. Speaking to the AP from his training camp atop the dormant volcano that is Mt. Teide in the Canary Islands, Lance explained that breaking the LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION's cancer fight worldwide remains his prime focus in running the race: "Mentally, in terms of motivation, this feels like 1998-1999 to me. I'm happy with the record (seven wins). I'm training hard and trying to be as competitive as possible [but] the main objective is the message of the [Livestrong] foundation. That's the first priority. The Tour is the biggest bike race in the world; we need it to tell this story on the biggest stage." Keep your eyes peeled for some incredible art-centric Lance/Livestrong energy pieces to drop worldwide as the Tour nears. One thing's for sure, 2009 is gonna be a monster...

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While we're sitting on our asses watching TV, LA's climbing a volcano at altitude in the Canary Islands...

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Surfing in between mountain climbing sets keeps things loose...

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AUSTIN///CYCLE KILLERS///LANCE ARMSTRONG HOSTS RVCA x CINELLI’S “PRESSURE” AT MELLOW JOHNNY’S

September 23, 2008  |  art, Austin, Barry McGee, Cool Shit, Cycle Killers, Fixed Gear, Lance Armstrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch’s resident world champion cyclist/2009 Tour de France front runner/heavy-duty art collector LANCE ARMSTRONG played host to the second installment of RVCA & CINELLI's collaborative art exhibition, "Pressure," this weekend at his own newly-opened cycling shop MELLOW JOHNNY'S in Austin, Tejás. Although the man in yellow couldn't attend (being strapped into the saddle of a bike at 5:30am everyday to train in the mountains isn't exactly conducive to partying), Austin's fixed gear fanatics turned out in droves to ogle the bikes on display customized by a stellar array of artists including BARRY McGEE, PHIL FROST, KAWS, ESPO, ASHLEY MACOMBER, CRAIG STECYK, CLARE ROJAS, DMOTE, and more. The kickoff to a very blurry weekend that began at the art show before sliding over to the nearby 501 STUDIOS where the first-ever installment of the vaunted BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL was going down, Austinites showed that the fixie movement is alive, well, and flourishing in the Lone Star. To prove the point, San Francisco fixed gearheads/single-speed messiahs MASH dropped in to hold the world premiere screening of their new mini-flick chronicling their recent summer fixie ride through town with Lance. PEEP THE RECAP: Read More

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NEWS///CYCLE KILLERS///LANCE ARMSTRONG x MASH SF: THE VIDEO

September 19, 2008  |  Cycle Killers, Fixed Gear, Lance Armstrong, News, Video  |  Comments Off

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Lance gives the Mash boys a run for their money in Austin...

Here at Supertouch when we put the boys of MASH SF together with superhuman cyclist and returning Tour 2009 contender LANCE ARMSTRONG in his hometown of Austin, Texas, the chemistry was immediate and obvious. Having spent hundreds of hours on a fixed gear bike throughout his years training for competition in order to improve his stroke, Lance has been long acquainted with the business end of a fixed gear cycle, a fact not lost on the hardcore single-gearheads of MASH. The boys managed to film their rides—with MIKE MARTIN and GABE MORFORD behind the lens—with the champ through the city streets of Austin and the short film can now be viewed online at the MASHSF.COM HOMEPAGE. Keep an eye on ST for an upcoming interview with Lance and the boys...

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PENNSYLVANIA///THE PHENOMENAL WOODEN SCULPTURE OF LEE STOETZEL…

August 7, 2008  |  art, Cool Shit, Cycle Killers, Next Big Thing, Video  |  Comments Off

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FILM///THE BMX STEREOBIKE GANGS OF QUEENS…

August 7, 2008  |  Cool Shit, Cycle Killers, News, Next Big Thing, NYC, Video  |  Comments Off

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Their BMX bikes are more louder than yers...

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: Read More

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

June 21, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Cool Shit, Cycle Killers, News, San Francisco  |  Comments Off

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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: Read More

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ART & COMMERCE///RVCA x CINELLI x BARRY McGEE FRAMES GOOD TO GO…

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The must-have art cycle...

Cycling fanatics are no doubt counting the days until the opening of RVCA’s collaborative art show with renowned Italian cycle company CINELLI and an impressive lineup of modern 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 on Thursday, June 19th at RVCA’s flagship store in San Francisco and now we’ve got a look at the full run of BARRY McGEE’s special production art bike to be sold at the event. Available as an edition of 50 pieces worldwide in three frame sizes (54, 56 or 58), the cycle will be 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. Stay tuned for more details to come. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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