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New Water Bottles! • Fairdale • February 20, 2017 •

Jump for joy! New “Attractive” water bottles in stock now. Grab one through your local shop or head over to our online store.

Sandy Carson / Dig Alumni & We Were There • Francis • February 20, 2017 •

Sandy is constantly up to something new and making things happen. Just this weekend, he ran his first marathon, and earlier this month, he launched his We Were There book project. Today, Dig BMX released an incredible feature on him on their website.

Click HERE to check out the feature and click HERE to learn more about his book. He has a few homey packages that are still up for grabs that include our Coaster and Weekender bikes!

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The Spaceship • Francis • February 14, 2017 •

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In the fall of 2016 Fairdale had an opportunity to make road frames using custom drawn 3/2.5 titanium tube sets. Our initial thought was that it seemed like a fun R&D project to tackle, but that in the long run it probably wasn’t going to be very practical for Fairdale or our customers.

Titanium is a great material for high-performance bike frames, but the added cost is usually hard for us to justify over chromoly or aluminum when it comes time for production. However, since this would end up as very limited edition project, or maybe never even leave the prototype stages, we decide to go for it, knowing that it would still be an awesome learning experience.

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Builds: Surf Blue Goodship • Francis • February 3, 2017 •

In this video, Leif builds up a Surf Blue Goodship with a little help from some friends and a bunny. The bike turned out looking nice with the matching purple grip tape and water-bottle cages.

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Fairdale Wallpapers • Francis • January 27, 2017 •

We made a handful of photographs from our Fairdale Goes to the Sun video available as wallpapers. Click and save 🙂

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Photo by Francis Delapena.

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Photo by Francis Delapena.

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Photo by Sandy Carson.

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Photo by Francis Delapena.

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Photo by Sandy Carson.

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Photo by Francis Delapena.

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No Life Like This Life x Sandy Carson • Francis • December 31, 2016 •

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How great is this shot?! Head over to NLLTL for more photos by Sandy.

And if you haven’t already, join us on our trip to the sun.

Fairdale Goes to the Sun • Francis • December 30, 2016 •

We’re always in search for a new adventure, and this time around, we discovered Glacier National Park. Hit play to join Chris Cotsonas, Sandy Carson, Leif Valin, and Alex Hendrex on a ride up Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Visit our VIDEOS PAGE for a bunch of photos from the trip, and make sure to also check out check out No Life Like This Life for some incredible film and panoramic photos from Sandy!

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Cache’s Chickens • Francis • November 1, 2016 •

If you explore Los Angeles a bit, you may notice some very large chickens posted up around town. They’re the work of Cache, an LA based artist from Guatemala. He has a penchant for bright colors, spray cans, and of course, bicycles.

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[Re-Up] Fairdale FDRD • Francis • October 25, 2016 •

Don’t throw out your front derailleur just yet, here’s a whole list of things you can still use them for!

Fairdale 2017 Videos • Francis • October 12, 2016 •

From our Flyer to our 2017 Goodship, we put together a video for each bike to help you decide which one is right for you. Click play to watch them all!

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Fairdale x Vans • Francis • September 27, 2016 •

 

We’re honored to work with our friends at Vans on these custom Fairdale Authentics. We’re so psyched, we even built up a matching Fairdale Taj just for them. These shoes will go out to key Fairdale shops, friends, and family as a thank you for their support. On top of that, we’re also giving a bunch of shoes away to lucky Instagram followers.

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GALLERY: Fairdale X ABGB Party • Fairdale • September 2, 2016 •

 

Thanks again to everyone who came out to our 2017 bicycle launch party at ABGB in Austin. It was a good time thanks to all of you. Check out some disposable camera pics from the afternoon courtesy of Jay Dyer.

Thanks again to ABGB, Bicycle Sport Shop, ACL, Birds Barbershop and Ghisallo.

2017 Bicycle Launch Party! • Francis • August 24, 2016 •

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Thanks to Birds Barber Shop, Bicycle Sports Shop, Ghisallo Cycling, Pat Schreader, Austin City Limits, and of course The ABGB for helping us put together a fun launch party!

Fairdale + Biltwell • Francis • August 19, 2016 •

Amid our 2017 line-up is a special limited edition run of our Weekender Archer. We teamed up with our friends over at Biltwell to bring you guys just 100 of these classically styled two-wheeled vessels.

Watch the video above or click here to learn more about how the bike came to life, and then here for full specs.

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2017 Bikes Available Now! • Francis • August 15, 2016 •

At Fairdale, we strive to make simple and reliable bicycles to complement the styles of riding that we love to do. We make bikes because we want to be able to share the joy of a simple ride with you. You’ll find us doing everything from long road rides, to commuting, touring or just casually cruising around town. Our bikes have been designed from the ground up to make riding as hassle-free as possible, so you can easily grab on to that special feeling that only riding a bike can give.

For 2017 our line-up is even more polished than before, so whether you want to cruise on a Taj or Flyer, go shopping with your Daybird, do a quick commute with your Lookfar, go touring with your Weekender, or ride 100 miles of rolling hills with a Goodship, we have you covered. We know that you’re going to love this year’s bikes as much as we do. Enjoy!

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Bicycling Article! • Francis • July 19, 2016 •

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We have an article in the August 2016 issue of Bicycling. You can find it on page 56 of the print edition, or you can click here to check it out online!

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Fairdale France • Francis • July 8, 2016 •

We took Taj Mihelich, Leif Valin, Sandy Carson, and Chris Cotsonas to the French Alps and celebrated Chris’ birthday in one of the best ways imaginable.

New Water Bottles! • Francis • July 8, 2016 •

 

Did you go on a bike ride, eat some pretzels, and found yourself thirsty? Well, don’t sweat. We have a couple new water bottles in stock.

There’s our 26oz Shark Bike and our 22oz Shark Walk. Each one utilizes The Purist technology which shields the bottle from taste, mold, and staining. Nothing sticks, your bottle stays clean, and your water tastes pure.

In addition to these new water bottles, there’s also our 16oz K.E.G. Storage. It fits in standard water bottle cages with a mouth large enough to stash emergency tools, patch kits, more pretzels, and whatever else you don’t want bunching up your pockets.

[RE-UP] Fishing with Jared • Francis • June 24, 2016 •

It’s Friday, and the perfect time of year to spend some time out on rivers and lakes. Who’s going fishing?!

The Pearl Parser • Fairdale • June 10, 2016 •

 

When given the opportunity to build my own custom Pearl White Parser I choose the parts below. I envisioned a bike that would be ideal for off road adventures and ready for some light cargo if I was to install a front rack and/or a rear Adjust-A-Rack. I’ve taken this bike out for weekend rides around Bonelli Park in La Verne, CA and also to Griffith Park in Los Angeles. The Parser feels solid and responsive carving around the bends and the dirt/gravel that you can come across near the Hollywood sign. The 700×35 Ritchey Shield Cross tires are just wide enough for my comfort and they can handle sharp turns with ease. My favorite feeling was the downhill coast through the fire trails over to the backside of Griffith Park. This complete bike weighs 20 lbs which allowed me to catch some air when rolling through the dips in the woods. The Phil Wood hubs, DT Swiss spokes and H Plus Son rims complement each other well, allowing for a complete wheel set that is very sturdy and durable. I wanted this Parser to be reliable and enjoyable for riding trails here in California. The gear ratio I choose was a 48 tooth front chain-ring and 18 tooth rear freewheel. The goal with this build was to have an easy/fun/comfortable ride, and that has definitely been achieved. The build was finished off with proven and dependable components from Ritchey and SRAM.

In general, The Parser is a single-speed warrior that’s very tough. I would totally race CX on this bad ass machine. I hope you like what you see! It was a blast customizing and building my own Pearl White Parser.

– Diego Souza

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Sea Otter T on sale! $10 • Taj • April 26, 2016 •

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We may have forgotten to sell all of our special edition Sea Otter T’s at the Sea Otter Classic event recently. Check out our closeout section for a great deal on this shirt while it lasts ($10!).

 

 

Thanks for the pics • Taj • April 22, 2016 •

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We got a bunch of nice photos gliding through our #fairdalebikes photo stream. Here is one from @jpbevins of @carlyomalley on our 2016 Weekender Drop.  View More

Jim Cielencki Birthday Cartoon • Taj • April 22, 2016 •

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It was my buddy JC’s birthday last month I made a little 15 second animation for him on instagram here -Taj

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Fairdale Bikes Research and Design Front Derailleur Repurposing Division: Shifting Your Perception • Francis • April 18, 2016 •

The bicycle industry has deemed shifting the front chainrings on your bicycle to be unnecessary. The front derailleur has been declared dead. The Fairdale R&D team has the vision to see that the front derailleur still has plenty of life left in it. The incredibly dynamic mechanical range of the front derailleur has many potential uses. The newly formed Fairdale Bikes Front Derailleur Repurposing Division (FBFDRD) is focused on honoring the front derailleur by finding new and practical uses for this beloved bicycle mechanism. Here’s a sampling of our latest projects.

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A custom pair of Nobelity Project Daybird bikes • Taj • April 18, 2016 •

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Electric 13 Tattoo’s (and our good friend) Pat Schreader custom painted a pair of Daybirds to benefit the Nobelity Project. The bikes will be raffled off Friday, April 22nd (Earth Day) at Bicycle Sport Shop during a family friendly fundraiser to benefit the Nobelity Project. Check out the full event details HERE.

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