Vintage bikes – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 01:02:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vintagetype.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Vintage bikes – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ 32 32 Solid performance and Cafe Racer style at a serious price https://vintagetype.com/solid-performance-and-cafe-racer-style-at-a-serious-price/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 01:02:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/solid-performance-and-cafe-racer-style-at-a-serious-price/ The more I think about e-bikes, the more I see them on the street. Where I live in Santa Monica certainly seems like the perfect place to ride an e-bike to get around, exercise, and have fun, anyway. From community-based bike-sharing apps to high-end carbon fiber road bikes with a bit of electric assist to […]]]>

The more I think about e-bikes, the more I see them on the street. Where I live in Santa Monica certainly seems like the perfect place to ride an e-bike to get around, exercise, and have fun, anyway. From community-based bike-sharing apps to high-end carbon fiber road bikes with a bit of electric assist to help with big climbs, the market is only set to continue to grow.

Probably the brand I have the most friends asking me about is Super73, likely due to the constant running of ads on Instagram teasing the company’s upcoming C1X electric motorcycle. So when Super73 showed up at Electrify Expo in Long Beach recently, I made sure to visit the company’s booth and take a spin with a few of their new models. After that quick introduction, Super73 gave me a two-week loan to fully acclimate myself to the streets and the city-focused R Brooklyn in minimalist obsidian black.


Seen on Instagram

Like the C1X concept, which is at least a few years away due to increased complete motorcycle regulations, the R Brooklyn stands out from the pack with a motorcycle-inspired utility design. Simple in black, with a battery in place of a cafe racer’s fuel tank and a bench seat, Super73 here prioritizes an upright riding position that suits a comfortable range of body types despite no a height-adjustable seat.

At first glance, the decision to mount the 960-watt-hour battery so high seems odd, at least from my perspective as a road cyclist, but the R Brooklyn’s big 5×20-inch motorcycle-sized tires help thwart any high-heavy tendencies. . And in fact, compared to other e-bikes I’ve ridden, the front and rear dual suspension manages to disguise the bike’s 82-pound total weight (which nonetheless climbed all three steps in my apartment).

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Power button with key (sometimes) required

Claimed specs for the R Brooklyn include over 40 miles of range when ridden with throttle-only at 20 miles per hour, or 75 miles of range in pedal-assist mode. A hub-mounted motor tops out at 2,000 watts of power, more than enough to get level in traffic. These relatively strong numbers come at a steep price, however, as these e-bikes start at a hefty $3,495 at many retailers. And that’s before adding accessories.

One detail I immediately appreciated about the R Brooklyn—which many other e-bikes lack—makes all the more sense given the industry’s rising prices: a key needed to turn the system on and off. feed. Sadly about half the time I found the bike turns on with the only power button no key required and of course if someone really wants your Super73 they can pick it up and run or throw him in the back of a truck. But every little extra inconvenience helps reduce the likelihood of theft. Yet even with key start, whenever I left the R Brooklyn anywhere, I locked it with my heavy-duty Abus chain lock.


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Control your Super73

The R Brooklyn’s intuitive controls match most other e-bikes. The small readout on the left grip displays speed, remaining battery and power assist level for the thumb throttle on the right. At the first level of assist, the electric motor contributes only minimally when the pedals move, but on the highest setting of +4, the throttle alone can propel the bike up to around 28 miles per hour without pedaling. necessary. However, I found that this number was moderately dependent on the wind and the pilot’s position. A smartphone app further allows riders to change the assist setting and track charge levels.


Like most road and mountain bikes these days, the R Brooklyn has large two-piston front and rear disc brakes that allow the e-bike to be stopped easily – a must on a heavy, e-bike controlled via two standard brake levers (standard for bicycles, not motorcycles). And just like most road and MTB disc brakes these days, the pads tend to rub on the rotors quite often, producing sounds that alternate between choppy and whiny.

Of note, when opening and assembling the new R Brooklyn that Super73 sent me, the detached chromoly handlebars arrived uninstalled in order to fit longitudinally in the large box, hanging only on the brake lines hydraulic disc brakes and rubbing on the left front fork to the point that the Obsidian paint began to scratch. I double and triple checked the brake pressure and action before my first ride just to make sure the packing job didn’t cause any leaks although I can recommend anyone in the market to buy your R Brooklyn from a retailer if this shipping method applies to all bikes rather than just media loans.


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Riding Modes and Power Settings

As soon as I felt confident the disc brakes were still working, I set the R Brooklyn to +4 and went for a ride around the neighborhood. During my time with the bike, I cruised around Santa Monica and Venice to run errands and ride for fun. Compared to the Vintage Electric 72 Volt Roadster in my garage at the same time, the R Brooklyn benefits from a few off-line pedals to produce the snappy acceleration I appreciate – although the Vintage Electric costs about twice as much and the 4,000 watt the transmission definitely counts as overly (and probably dangerously) powerful.

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Fine-tuning suspension settings

Once rolling, however, the R Brooklyn soars with ease, on the flats as well as uphill or downhill, and the front suspension gobbles up road imperfections that the wide tires fail to smooth out. At 165 pounds, I decided to soften the rear suspension to more closely match the fronts (and besides, the journalist in me needed to see how much of a difference the little knob could make – a lot, it proves).

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Minimal string noise

At Electrify Expo, I immediately noticed that Super73 uses a rear hub derailleur, even though the R Brooklyn only uses a single rear sprocket. Apparently to provide clearance around the sturdy chainstay, the derailleur also helps reduce chain noise. The front chainring, meanwhile, could benefit from a few more teeth given the speeds at which anyone buying a Super73 will certainly ride, otherwise starting pedaling after using only throttle assist causes the gear to spin.

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Overall, the range and power are a perfect fit for West LA, which, along with the Instagram ads, is why I see so many different Super73 models. While neither issue blew the R Brooklyn’s competition, the ride quality and upright stance left me wishing the lender could accidentally be forgotten in my garage. Plus, I liked the little details like the well-insulated wiring connections and the key start.

I never even had to use the 163.8-watt charger, which other outlets say takes six hours to fully charge the battery from a standard 110-volt outlet. Presumably, mounting the battery lower in the negative space of the aluminum frame could further improve handling and balance, even if it might sacrifice some of the cafe racer styling. Even better, fitting another battery for more range at top speed seems like a good idea – or at the very least, a bottle cage for anyone who can withstand an increase in assist up to +4.

Without a doubt, the R Brooklyn almost looks more like a motorcycle than a bicycle, even though Super73 circumvents official California Class 2 e-bike laws with the standard liability reduction caveat that assistance +4 is intended for off-road or private property use only. . I highly recommend anyone who rides a Super73 to always wear a helmet – and maybe even some subtle armor like the Spidi Moto Jogger Tex pants and Rock leather jacket you can see me in above. Nobody looks cool in a helmet, I know, but donning motorcycle gear that combines style, safety, and breathability only enhances the exact aesthetic that Super73 considers one of the main selling points of the R Brooklyn.


Sources: super73.com, electrifyexpo.com, abus.com, dmv.ca.gov, intageelectricbikes.com and spidi.com.

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Area Independence Day festivities and fireworks https://vintagetype.com/area-independence-day-festivities-and-fireworks/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:31:59 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/area-independence-day-festivities-and-fireworks/ July 3 barrington Independence Day festivities will take place on Sunday, July 3, beginning with a parade at 6:00 p.m. Advertising Parade route: Starts at Clements Bridge Road and Atlantic Avenue, then turns: Right on Gloucester Pike Right on Moore Avenue. Left on 5th Avenue. Right on Reading Ave. Fireworks Fireworks will be set off […]]]>

July 3

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Independence Day festivities will take place on Sunday, July 3, beginning with a parade at 6:00 p.m.


Parade route:

  • Starts at Clements Bridge Road and Atlantic Avenue, then turns:
  • Right on Gloucester Pike
  • Right on Moore Avenue.
  • Left on 5th Avenue.
  • Right on Reading Ave.

Fireworks

Fireworks will be set off at dusk behind Woodland School and can be seen at many locations throughout the city.


Due to fire/public safety concerns, residents cannot gather behind Woodland School to view the fireworks. Only residents of Newton and Woodland avenues will have access to these streets.

Haddonfield

The Yankee Doodle Do will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3. It will take place on Kings Highway between the PATCO Lane Bridge and Haddon Avenue, which will be closed to traffic for the event.

There will be food trucks, a stage with music, inflatable games for the kids (for a fee) and a chance to enjoy a good old-fashioned street party.

Fireworks

The evening will end with a fireworks display around 9:00 p.m.

There will be no formal viewing area. For public safety reasons, only residents of Newton and Woodland Avenues will be permitted access to these streets.

Haddon Township – Happy Birthday American Fireworks!

The festivities begin at 7 p.m. until dusk at the Haddon Township High School football stadium on July 3. (The rainy date is July 4).

There will be a performance by High Fidelity and refreshments will be sold.

Fireworks will be launched at dusk.

Free entry. The location is 406 Memorial Avenue, Westmont.

Website: www.haddontwp.com/fireworks/

4th July

Bellmawr

  • Baby Parade: 9:00 a.m. parking lot behind the municipal building
  • Bike Parade: 10 a.m. Parking St. Joachim
  • Main Parade: Starts at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joachim

Brooklawn
The borough’s annual 4th of July celebration will take place on Monday, July 4, 2022.
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the party!
The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at New Broadway and Chestnut St. and will descend New Broadway on the train tracks to Memorial Park.
Today’s program :
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Parade registration at
West Side Fire Station (New Broadway and Chestnut St.)
9:45 a.m. Line-up (running order)
Grand Marshal Mayor Teri Branella
10:00 a.m. – Start of the parade
10:30 a.m. Brooklawn American Legion Color Guard and National Anthem singing by David Chorzelewski followed by Parade Awards
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Food and refreshments inside the fire station, games, bouncy house
Parade Categories:

  • Best walking costume
  • Best Clown
  • Best costume symbolizing the 4th of July
  • Best Pulled Wagon or Float
  • Best Decorated Stroller
  • Best Decorated Bike (Age Groups 4-8, 9-12)
  • Little Mr. & Miss Brooklawn (Residents – 2 and 3 years old)
  • Best Decorated Motor Vehicle

Mount Ephraim

The parade will take place on Monday July 4 and will start at noon at the West Center and continue along Kings Highway through Black Horse Pike.

Go out and show your patriotism!

Runnemede

The morning begins at the Harry Williams Community Center, 2 Broadway.

Monday, July 4 – rain or shine:
9:30 a.m. – Parade and bicycle contest
9:45 a.m. – Registration for the Baby Parade
10:00 a.m. – Parade and baby contest
5 years. and under (must be resident of Runnemede)

Main Parade
1:00 p.m. – Parade begins at Clements Bridge Rd. & Black Horse Pk. Ends at 8th Ave. & Black Horse Pk.
* Rain date for the main parade only is Sunday July 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Audubon

The parade begins at 8:15 a.m. on July 4 at Amherst Rd. & Paris Ave. and down Pine Street to Edgewood Avenue, then down Washington Terrace, ending at Audubon Family Park.

Fireworks

Launch of fireworks at dusk on the grounds of Audubon High School. The high school is located at 350 Edgewood Ave.

Camden County Freedom Festival

Presented by the Camden County Board of Commissioners and the City of Camden at Wiggins Park, celebrate Independence Day at the Freedom Festival on Camden Seafront.
July 4, 2022
5 p.m. – Kick-off. Tri-County Symphonic Band – A Tribute to America and Our Veterans
6:00 p.m. – Traffic lanes. Hailing from the Philadelphia music scene, Travel Lanes blend infectious melody with their brand of power pop rock
8 p.m. – The O’Jays. For over fifty years, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers and music legends of Philadelphia have brought electric energy to soul and R&B.
Spectacular fireworks over the Delaware River
9:30 p.m. – This festival brings together thousands of people to enjoy a series of artists and a spectacular fireworks display by Serpico Pyrotechnics. Be sure to come to Camden Waterfront for food, beer, music and fireworks during the annual Freedom Festival.

Haddonfield

The July 4 parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. It will start at the corner of Kings Highway and Chestnut Street and run down the highway to Haddonfield Memorial High School. There will be rope groups and other groups, local commissioners and citizens of the year, civic and neighborhood groups, as well as vintage cars and kids on bikes.

*Editor’s note: Gloucester City and Westville hosted their Independence Day festivities and fireworks on June 25, 2022.

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4 unique custom built Royal Enfield Classic 350 Indians https://vintagetype.com/4-unique-custom-built-royal-enfield-classic-350-indians/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:37:25 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/4-unique-custom-built-royal-enfield-classic-350-indians/ The Royal Enfield Custom World initiative has been a theater of art for builders around the world and we’ve seen everything from custom scramblers to track warheads. This new Classic REimagined project features great hangar builders like Rajputana Custom Motorcycles, Old Delhi Motorcycles Co., Neev Motorcycles and MS Customs. Built simultaneously and presented at four […]]]>


The Royal Enfield Custom World initiative has been a theater of art for builders around the world and we’ve seen everything from custom scramblers to track warheads. This new Classic REimagined project features great hangar builders like Rajputana Custom Motorcycles, Old Delhi Motorcycles Co., Neev Motorcycles and MS Customs. Built simultaneously and presented at four sites – Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru, each of these Classic 350s has a unique story to tell. Let’s see what these are:

In true Rajputana customs fashion, ‘Gaur’ is a custom motorcycle that has layers of inspiration baked into its DNA. From the hand-built parts to the old-school beam suspension, this bike is a look. The company gave the bike a new chassis, fuel tank, footpegs, premium leather work and even a gear stack for that extra hit of performance.

Neev Motorcycles chose to build a bobber and while this must-have design of its “Divine” isn’t unique on its own, the details help it stand out. The bike squats lower thanks to a custom swingarm, and the matte black custom tank pops thanks to gold striping and gold foil. The bike is fitted with chunky 5 x 16 inch balloon tires and is decorated with machined and etched brass parts to amp up the bobber look.

“Dilli” by Old Delhi Motorcycles is a tribute to the bustling capital. He tries to capture the mix of old and new on a single canvas. Bearing in mind the modern beating heart of Delhi and the history on which it was built, ‘Dilli’ with its retro appearance, beam suspension and sidecar is definitely a head turner.

Doesn’t this urban roadster from MS Customs look like a vintage Scram 411? This Classic 350 gets a 60s-themed headlight, custom fuel tank and swingarm. The wire-spoke wheels and balloon tires surely complete the look, but the custom leather seat with its pronounced lift in the rear really completes that ’60s look.

Custom motorcycle culture isn’t just about light modifications and quirky paint schemes, it’s an art to express yourself by shaping the metal. These four Classic 350s capture local stories, each inspired by a different corner of India.

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Calgary bike shop makes cycling affordable and accessible in Forest Lawn https://vintagetype.com/calgary-bike-shop-makes-cycling-affordable-and-accessible-in-forest-lawn/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/calgary-bike-shop-makes-cycling-affordable-and-accessible-in-forest-lawn/ Adam Rhind used to fix old bikes in his apartment bathtub to minimize the mess. So when it came to naming his business, now located along International Avenue in Forest Lawn, it was a no-brainer. Bathtub Bikes is a community bike shop that takes bikes destined for landfill, or sitting for decades covered in cobwebs […]]]>

Adam Rhind used to fix old bikes in his apartment bathtub to minimize the mess.

So when it came to naming his business, now located along International Avenue in Forest Lawn, it was a no-brainer.

Bathtub Bikes is a community bike shop that takes bikes destined for landfill, or sitting for decades covered in cobwebs in the back of someone’s garage, and gives them new life.

“A big part of what we do is we just want to make bikes available to everyone. We want everyone to have access to affordable bikes,” Rhind said.

“We add new parts, we mix and match them and we deliver a safe quality bike.”

Adam Rhind started Bathtub Bikes five years ago. He used to do bicycle maintenance in his bath in an apartment building to keep the mess out. (Dan McGarvey/CBC)

Rhind quit his job of 15 years to start his business to follow his passion: vintage bikes. Especially road bikes made in Canada in the 1970s.

“We have people from the community who come here, and also people who love vintage bikes looking for something unique. Others just want to keep their bikes on the road,” he said. . “You get a rolling piece of art, that’s how we see it.”

“It brings the community together”

The store is full of used bikes, from modern kids’ models like mountain bikes and BMXs, to restored vintage road bikes.

“We work with organizations like Greater Forest Lawn +55 [Society] and the premises [Business Revitalization Zone] to put the connecting blocks together, so people know where we stand and that we are a resource to help them. »

The economy and inflation are particularly biting at Forest Lawn, where many were already struggling financially. Local agencies say affordable options are needed more than ever in all areas.

Models from the 1950s to the 1990s and beyond can all be found at Bathtub Bikes. The store uses different parts and restores bikes for resale. (Dan McGarvey/CBC)

“Especially with inflation and soaring rental property prices [and] utility costs, people are looking for other ways to get around, go to school, work,” said Salwa El-Maghwry of Rise Calgary, a community resource organization for low-income Calgarians located a short walk from the bike shop.

El-Maghwry says the store meets the needs of the community.

“The rent was $900 [and] now they are $1300. And even just cycling as a family brings the community together,” she said.

“If you can’t afford to go to the zoo or festivals and events in Calgary, cycling in the community is one of the best things.”

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The UK’s National Motorcycle Museum allows members to ride its classic bikes https://vintagetype.com/the-uks-national-motorcycle-museum-allows-members-to-ride-its-classic-bikes/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:11:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/the-uks-national-motorcycle-museum-allows-members-to-ride-its-classic-bikes/ For fans of vintage British motorcycles, the UK’s National Motorcycle Museum is most likely on a number of things to do and/or places to visit lists. Whether you live in the Kingdom or are planning a visit soon, it’s a place full of unique and historic machinery to make your heart sing. Like other museums, […]]]>

For fans of vintage British motorcycles, the UK’s National Motorcycle Museum is most likely on a number of things to do and/or places to visit lists. Whether you live in the Kingdom or are planning a visit soon, it’s a place full of unique and historic machinery to make your heart sing. Like other museums, it has a Friends of the Museum program for supporters, but unlike everyone else, the NMM has an extremely special benefit available to members.

Are you ready for this? The National Motorcycle Museum will actually allow members to ride the vintage bikes that make up the museum’s collection. During the pandemic, of course, these events – and everything else – did not happen. However, now that it is June 2022 and many events are back, the NMM is back to hosting its Try a Classic Bike days for its members.

The museum typically holds about six such events a year, usually between March and October, because riding unfamiliar (and priceless) bikes in bad weather is not a good idea. In 2022, only one event has been announced so far. This took place in April, but the Museum plans to announce more in the coming months. We will link the page in our sources so you can find more information.

The bikes the Museum allows its members to ride range from the 1920s through the 1960s and 1970s, and include everything from ultra-rare machines with manual shifters to BSA Bantams. While some riders may show up to get a taste of their youth, it’s entirely possible riders may also experience bikes they could never have sat on, let alone ridden. .

If you’re the type of person who attends vintage motorcycle shows, think of all the amazing machines you’ve seen that you never dreamed of throwing a leg off because they belong to someone else. . Here, the NMM simply allows people to drive them through a parking course. Surprising.

Members can register for Try a Classic Bike Day events, show up on the day, and simply pay the fuel and insurance costs. The most recent event only cost members £20 (around $25) to take part in an extremely special experience. It’s a bit mind-blowing, honestly.

How much does it cost to become a Friend of the Museum? Prices range between £35 ($43) and £70 for the family membership (two adults and two children; around $86). Members will also get all sorts of things that most museum memberships have, such as a map, free entry for a limited time, a discount at the museum shop and restaurant, a quarterly newsletter subscription, and more.

For a number of reasons, it’s not possible for every car museum to do something this cool, but wouldn’t it be great if more things could and did?

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Where to repair your bike in Prague with services in English https://vintagetype.com/where-to-repair-your-bike-in-prague-with-services-in-english/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:36:51 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/where-to-repair-your-bike-in-prague-with-services-in-english/ Sometimes it is necessary to visit a bicycle service and there are a lot of them in Prague. We strongly recommend if you are an avid cyclist to do this before and after the season. Spring Bike Services will make sure all components are in good condition, they will inspect tires, chain, brake pads and […]]]>

Sometimes it is necessary to visit a bicycle service and there are a lot of them in Prague. We strongly recommend if you are an avid cyclist to do this before and after the season.

Spring Bike Services will make sure all components are in good condition, they will inspect tires, chain, brake pads and other parts for wear to ensure your bike is ready for the season and that you won’t have any unexpected surprises when planning your weekend or other cycling-related activities.

After the season, they’ll make sure all your bearings are greased, your brakes are bled, you fill the tires with sealant, and the bike is in good shape to keep riding in the winter or wait out the days. hotter.

There are some things you can do yourself to extend the life of your components.

First of all, it is necessary to maintain the transmission in good condition. Cleaning the chain, wiping it down after every ride, especially after a muddy ride is a good start.

In Czech there is a saying: “cleanliness is half of health” and the same can be said about bicycles. Keeping your bike clean will help you get the most out of it.

Here and there you will have to go to a bike shop anyway. In the event of a bike part breakdown, annual service, upgrade, or when buying a new bike, it’s important to go to a place where they can understand your needs.

We have some tips for bike shops with English-speaking staff.

If you need to service your bike or get a vintage bike, you can try Pavé Cycles in Žižkov, it’s a small independent bike shop, servicing all kinds of bikes, with a great offer of restored vintage bikes , Pavé Cycles also organizes regular bike rides and bike tours.

Another small shop located in Letná is Koa, this shop focuses more on performance, you can get a bike done by one of the best bike fitters in Prague, or you can join their performance-oriented training programs. cycling, swimming and fitness in general.

If you need a new bike, Sterba Kola is a traditional shop run by cycling enthusiasts with great bike deals.

Photo: Pavé Cycles

About me

I’m a lifelong cyclist who runs a small independent bike shop in Žižkov in Prague. My riding skills range from MTB to BMX. I lived for several years in one of the European cycling capitals, Copenhagen. With my friend I tried to cycle from Europe to Japan and had to stop because of the pandemics.

These two months on a bike allowed me to understand bike-packing. If you are new to cycling, looking for cycling partners or need anything cycling related, you can text me or stop by my shop. Cobblestone cycles for a coffee or a public bike ride.

Photo: Pavé Cycles
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The 10th Art of Speed ​​2022 Kustom & Counter Culture Auto & Bike Show kicks off July 2-3 at MAEPS https://vintagetype.com/the-10th-art-of-speed-2022-kustom-counter-culture-auto-bike-show-kicks-off-july-2-3-at-maeps/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 00:13:54 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/the-10th-art-of-speed-2022-kustom-counter-culture-auto-bike-show-kicks-off-july-2-3-at-maeps/ After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the 2022 Art of Speed ​​custom car and bike show is back, the weekend of July 2-3. Held at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS), the Art of Speed ​​is now in its 10th edition, celebrating Malaysia’s best in cool bikes, radical rides, art and culture. […]]]>

After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the 2022 Art of Speed ​​custom car and bike show is back, the weekend of July 2-3. Held at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS), the Art of Speed ​​is now in its 10th edition, celebrating Malaysia’s best in cool bikes, radical rides, art and culture.

Highlights of this year’s Art of Speed ​​include the Invitational Bike Build Off, with a show between seven Malaysian bike builders vying for a RM10,000 Jury Prize and a RM5,000 People’s Choice Prize. RM. The Hot Wheels Legends Tour also features a life-size Bone Shaker Monster Truck, with winners from the Asia-Pacific region whose car creation is recreated as a one-of-a-kind Hot Wheels die-cast model.

The ever-popular vintage car exhibition is back while NoEqual.co will be hosting an exhibition of hand-selected rides from across Malaysia dubbed ‘Garage Life’. Responding to the popularity of travel camping currently in vogue in Malaysia, there will also be an Off The Grid outdoor camping and lifestyle exhibition.

Along with refreshments served at the food truck and sheltered vendor site, visitors can also expect to catch the Sound Circus Festival on the night of July 2, featuring headliners such as Sekumpulan Orang Gila, SweetAss, Iqbal M., Balok People and others. Motorcycle trials are available from Ducati, Royal Enfield, Vespa, Aprilia and Harley-Davidson while Alfa Romeo Club Malaysia will be hosting a rally.

A draw will take place on Sunday evening, with two Vespas EV Classic up for grabs. Tickets for the 10th Art of Speed ​​2022 are available online at Aos2022.qtic.my, priced at RM35 valid for the weekend, with Speed ​​Lane Pass at RM55 while tickets to attend at the Sound Circus Festival with admission to the Art of Speed ​​are priced at RM110.

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Maynard’s Father’s Day Auto Show Returns Sunday | News, Sports, Jobs https://vintagetype.com/maynards-fathers-day-auto-show-returns-sunday-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 04:09:19 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/maynards-fathers-day-auto-show-returns-sunday-news-sports-jobs/ Maynard’s annual Father’s Day classic car, truck and bike show will return for the first time in two years on Sunday at the Maynard Ballfield. Vintage vehicles of all kinds will be on hand, and retro music will fill the air, as will the aroma of flame-grilled rib and chicken dinners. (File photos by Eric […]]]>

Maynard’s annual Father’s Day classic car, truck and bike show will return for the first time in two years on Sunday at the Maynard Ballfield. Vintage vehicles of all kinds will be on hand, and retro music will fill the air, as will the aroma of flame-grilled rib and chicken dinners. (File photos by Eric Ayres)

A longtime landmark of Father’s Day in the Ohio Valley, the annual celebration of dads and vintage vehicles has been on hiatus since the COVID-19 pandemic curbed public gatherings two years ago.

This year’s event, hosted by the Maynard Sportsman Club, is set to rev the engine in a bid to get back in shape and kick off the summer season.

“We hope to have a good turnout this year,” said Howard Stoner, president of the Maynard Sportsman Club.

Stoner noted that in the past, local auto clubs have helped run the car cruise. This year, however, the Sportsman Club is sponsoring the cruise, which is judged by non-professionals.

Registration for owners of classic cars, trucks and bikes will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Maynard Ballfield. The entrance fee is $6. Judging will focus on pre-1989 cars, trucks and motorcycles. Prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m. in categories including Ladies Choice, Park Choice, 3-Bike, Best of Show and Top 20.

While the car cruise is always a local favorite for participating classic vehicle owners, the event itself is a local favorite for those who enjoy celebrating Father’s Day by spending time with loved ones.

Once a booming mining town, Maynard is now a quiet, mostly residential neighborhood nestled in the Wheeling Creek Valley just north of St. Clairsville near Belmont County Road 5. Besides Legion baseball games American and family reunions at the Maynard Ballfield, the annual Father’s Day celebration is among the few events that draw fanfare to the city.

Marking the 24th annual event this year, the Maynard Father’s Day Classic Car, Truck and Bike Show is also one of the few – if not the only – traditional Father’s Day event held each year in the Ohio Valley. .

As longtime fans of the event will attest, grandfathers and classic cars have a lot in common – they may be old, but their vintage features usually exhibit immeasurably admirable qualities.

The laid-back atmosphere at the Maynard Car Show for Father’s Day is always brimming with “dad vibes.”

During Sunday’s event, a DJ will spin retro music from the 50s, and there will be an array of traditional fare for purchase.

“We’ll have 130 chicken dinners and about the same amount of rib dinners for Sunday,” Stoner said, noting there will also be burgers, hot dogs, side dishes, drinks and more. Again. “People were happy to hear that we’re bringing him back. We are really looking forward to it; it’s gonna be a lot of fun.

A 50/50 raffle and door prizes will also be available at the event. The show will be open to the public from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 19.

For more information on the 24th Annual Maynard Ballfield Father’s Day Classic Car, Truck and Bike Show, contact the Maynard Sportsman’s Club at 740-695-9008.


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Ewan McGregor on Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen’s homoerotic fan art https://vintagetype.com/ewan-mcgregor-on-star-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-and-hayden-christensens-homoerotic-fan-art/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 07:03:31 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/ewan-mcgregor-on-star-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-and-hayden-christensens-homoerotic-fan-art/ I mentioned to Thomson that I was trying to guess where McGregor’s career would go next, if Halston and Kenobi suggested different paths or the same. McGregor’s performance in both cases promotes a form of determination in the face of misery, a bastard in time, a youthfulness regardless of the character’s age. “Youth is a […]]]>

I mentioned to Thomson that I was trying to guess where McGregor’s career would go next, if Halston and Kenobi suggested different paths or the same. McGregor’s performance in both cases promotes a form of determination in the face of misery, a bastard in time, a youthfulness regardless of the character’s age. “Youth is a big part of him,” Thomson says. “He is very intelligent and capable. I imagine it’s fun to be with him – he gives that feeling. He adds, with a hint of concern: “I don’t know what he will look like when he turns 60.”

“I had a few moments where I thought about doing something and saying ‘There’s no point, I probably don’t have time,'” McGregor says, shaking his head. “Yeah, so that’s weird.”

We end the interview by waving at each other through our computers, with plans to meet after McGregor returns from a press tour in Europe. It must be exhausting, I think as I close my laptop, being nice all the time.

When Kenobi begins, Obi-Wan hides from the motherly vein of midlife crises, even though we don’t really know how old he is. “We never put an exact age,” laughs Deborah Chow, the show’s director. “Around Ewan McGregor-age-ish.” Kenobi is a broken man. Traumatized. Most of his friends are dead and the vocation to which he devoted his life seems to be destroyed. “He’s trying to live a normal little life and he’s lost,” McGregor says. “He carries a lot of grief. He carries a lot of pain. He is tormented by this guilt of having lost Anakin [to ‘the dark side’] and not being able to prevent it from happening. So that’s where he is. And that’s when we started talking about it.

Initially, Kenobi was supposed to be a movie. Five recent star wars the films crossed the billion dollar mark in worldwide release: The Phantom Menace, the force awakens, A thug, The Last Jediand The Rise of Skywalker. But Soloa 2018 spin-off, only made US$390 million – that’s a lot of zeros to add to a disappointment, but it was the first star wars movie to lose money. So the powers that be at Lucasfilm and Disney have steered the franchise towards smaller screens and stories, which has so far given The Mandaloriananime tinted Visionsand Boba Fett’s Bookwith Andor and Ahsoka yet to come.

“I actually love limited series,” Chow says. Before Kenobishe directed two episodes of The Mandalorian. “It’s a great format to do a character story, in a similar way to how they’ve done things like Logan Where Joker, where you take out a character from a big franchise and really go deep. Obi-Wan is so iconic – everyone loves this character. But there was still so much to explore.

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Advice from three small businesses on expanding overseas https://vintagetype.com/advice-from-three-small-businesses-on-expanding-overseas/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 16:42:51 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/advice-from-three-small-businesses-on-expanding-overseas/ Brompton Bikes overseas expansion strategy “go, go, go” Quickly becoming one of Britain’s great export success stories, the story of how West London folding bike maker Brompton went global is, it seems, serendipitous . Its first export market was built by the passion of people who bought the bike when they lived in London, according […]]]>

Brompton Bikes overseas expansion strategy “go, go, go”

Quickly becoming one of Britain’s great export success stories, the story of how West London folding bike maker Brompton went global is, it seems, serendipitous . Its first export market was built by the passion of people who bought the bike when they lived in London, according to CEO Will Butler-Adams, and then brought it – along with the lifestyle – home. This is how the company’s first overseas activities began in places like Holland and Germany.

When Butler-Adams took over Brompton in 2008, it was making 6,000 bikes a year. He said they would increase that to 25,000. “It was clear we couldn’t do this just in the UK,” he says. “We knew enough from the experience we had in the Netherlands and Germany that this bike that Andrew [Richie] had created was relevant to different cities. It wasn’t just a London story.

Armed with that insight, Butler-Adams flew off, visiting places he thought “this bike might do.” Don’t overthink it, he advises, don’t waste time on elaborate plans and strategies – just fly the economy and “go, go, go”. Talk to people, organize meetings. Listen. Then come back and if you still think it might work, invest some time and effort into coming up with a plan.

That’s, basically, what Brompton did around the world, building businesses with unique distributors operating in dozens of territories – people they believed were passionate about building the brand in every market. “The first phase was getting on a plane and traveling,” Butler-Adams explains.

The second phase consisted of bringing distribution in-house: “In the end, we wanted to grow faster than them. [the distributors] could.” So, from around 2005, Brompton began to buy out distributors and work directly with retailers in markets – a model now established in more than 16 territories, including Japan (“A real test for us” , says the CEO).

The company moved to mainland China in 2010 and now sells around 15,000 bikes there today, through a franchise partner, in part to reduce investment costs. In the United States, Brompton uses its own network of stores. In Germany, the company works with the existing distribution network.

At least 75% of the 100,000 bikes made by the company in Greenford are exported to some 48 countries around the world, but Butler-Adams is clear that’s not enough. “Look at the markets we’re in,” he says. “The UK should be at 3% [of sales] not 25% prorated.

Its new target is for sales in Germany, China and the United States to exceed UK levels within five years. This is driven by self-governing boards with a non-executive chairman in each territory to galvanize growth. Look what Dyson has achieved, building a multi-billion pound business by vacuuming dust from the floor. “This product is just as relevant to society and much more fun,” Butler-Adams says. “We can reach a billion.”

Ettinger wants to “make his name known” in the United States

When Robert Ettinger joined the family business, luxury leather goods Ettinger, in 1990, he packed his bags and flew to New York. Having made a few appointments in advance, he nevertheless finds himself walking the streets, samples in hand, knocking on doors. “It was tough but it worked out for us in the end,” he recalls.

Thirty years later, the American market, where the products of the holder of the royal mandate are available in about sixty points of sale, represents approximately 10% of the company’s income.

“Although they speak English and you think it would be an easy market to break into, it’s not,” says Ettinger. “We really worked hard on it; we have established close ties with them. It is now the fastest growing market in the world for us.

In addition to traveling there once or twice a year, the Ettinger team stays in close contact with their US customers via phone and regular Zoom calls. With larger customers, the company also offers special collections of “dual-branded” items with distinctive leather colors that are therefore exclusive to those brands.

Embassies have staff who will help sell and even find exclusive retailers or distributors. Go on a trade mission. You need help getting started and the government has some great ways to do that

They have also hired a New York-based PR firm and advertise there. “You just have to get the name out in America and keep screaming,” he says.

For Robert Ettinger, whose grandfather founded the company in the UK in 1934, this international vision is in the blood. “We have always been avid travelers as a family,” he explains. In the 1960s, his father took the brand to Japan, “before hardly anyone sold our type of product there or any luxury product there”. Today, Japan is Ettinger’s largest global market, accounting for 12% of all sales, and through its sole distributor, whom Robert began working with 25 years ago, the brand owns two stand-alone stores in Tokyo.

Outside of Japan and Korea, where Ettinger also has a distributor in place, the company sells directly to retailers, including throughout mainland China, where it entered in 2014 and where Robert thinks it could be more larger than the United States or Japan. However, the brand’s biggest outlet right now is its website, through which it makes almost 30% of all sales – and those go all over the world. In total, 90% of the luxury goods produced in the company’s Birmingham factory are exported.

The key, says Ettinger, is to not be intimidated by the task: “Do your research,” he says. “Embassies have staff who will help sell and even find exclusive retailers or distributors. Go on a trade mission. You need help getting started and the government has some great ways to do that.

Chapel Down takes ‘key towns’ expansion approach

For English winemaker Chapel Down, beer exports are still relatively modest – after all, it’s been the work of the last 20 years to conquer the UK market and change consumer attitudes here. But having been served at Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, and with an established cast at establishments like Waitrose, Marks & Sparks and Sainsbury’s, it’s clear this is an English sparkling wine producer who has found its marks.

Yet as Kent-based Chapel Down continues to watch domestic growth – marketing director Mark Harvey says English producers supply around 4.5 million of the 200 million bottles of fizz Britain consumes each year, compared to around 20 million from Champagne – attractions abound from the growth of its global footprint.

The first benefit, of course, is the prospect of additional sales. Thus, Chapel Down targets the 10 largest champagne buying markets in the world, the largest being America.

“The biggest opportunity for all of us in the English sparkling category is the United States,” says Harvey, noting that it’s also a place where the “British brand” is playing well. “The initial traction when we started exporting before Covid was strong and it’s really starting to pick up again now that most restrictions have been lifted. I think in the long term, the United States is the interesting market where we can develop. »

Chapel Down began working in earnest in the US in 2017 and does so by reaching out to wine thought leaders – sommeliers in super premium and luxury bars, restaurants and hotels, and independent wine merchants , in key cities. In concert, Chapel Down pitches its vintage sparkling wine Trois Grâces traditional method, selling it at the same price as the main French champagne houses sell their non-vintage product.

“This approach has really worked,” says Harvey, noting that the United States now accounts for half of exports. “The sommeliers are interested in the fact that it’s from a relatively new wine region – so they’re involved in the story – and in terms of the proposition for their customers, it’s your money’s worth.”

The rest of the world may still be 15 years behind Britain in its appreciation of English sparkling wine, Harvey believes, so there is a huge untapped market. As a result, Chapel Down aims to export a handsome 5% of its sales by 2026.

The key, says the chief marketing officer, is to stay focused on key cities and build there – avoiding the trap of low volumes in too many markets. The international approach will also reap other benefits.

“Having listings in top accounts in key cities around the world is powerful,” says Harvey. “Many of our customers will be traveling and seeing Chapel Down in the best restaurants in New York, California or Hong Kong is very positive for the brand.”


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