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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