I’m thankful that Missy Giove…

was my role-model growing up!

Happy Cranksgiving!

Here’s a short video about Cranksgiving in Los Angeles! The Los Angeles Cranksgiving is the second oldest Cranksgiving in the United States, next to New York. This year was the 15th year the U-Lock Mob has thrown the race and like all previous years the food collected during the race was donated to Para Los Ninos.

Thank you, U-lock Mob and everyone else who helped put on this year’s race and everyone who has participated in the previous Cranksgivings.

I’d also like to thank Ace for putting together this great video, and Para Los Ninos for always being so welcoming and allowing all of us crazies to crash their parking lot every year!

Now go ride your bike together, eat together, and be thankful together! I’ll see everyone next week.

Grab the Peace Pipes, here comes Thanksgiving!


Image from…HERE!

As always, thank you guys for the continued support over the years and thank you for visiting the site even when I’m in a slump. While the standard T.Rex has come and gone, Tracko has a few million years before extinction.


The Adventure Trend by Jeff Frane!

Some thoughts I wrote on the latest and greatest industry trend.

Let me tell you what I’m stoked on… This whole adventure / exploration thing that has absolutely exploded in the last few years. Now I’m sure you didn’t just spit out your coffee in amazement (Oh really? No way!) that ‘Ol Jeffy is excited about the trend that everyone else in the industry is also excited about right now and using to hawk their product. And I realize that bike industry trends are often viewed with suspicion, as in “They’re just trying to sell me something new.” Or perhaps you rolled your eyes because, All-City is about to jump on the bandwagon too…

Anyway, hear me out about why I think this is one of the most exciting and sustainable trends/movements to come down the pike in like forever… (and yes, I’m going for a world record of “…” in one blog post)

Basically I see this the whole adventure / exploration thing as incredibly healthy and incredibly important for a number of reasons:

Continue reading…HERE!

The Factory Five Titan Stem!


This is actually a product that has needed to be made for years, why no one has done it, I have no clue. But lookie here, F5 has done did it and killed it! Now just make other sizes and no one will have to think about the open-face, over-sized quil stem ever again. I think maybe Black would be a good idea as well!