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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?!

Custom Pearl White Parser Build • 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 DropRead 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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#FairdaleBox • Taj • April 17, 2016 •

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Our #FairdaleBox feed never ceases to amaze me. You are all so great! Thanks! So many funny photos on there.

 

Taj Bikes in the Wild • Taj • April 16, 2016 •

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Some Taj bikes are popping up on the internets today. Above is our team rider Leif shooting around the curved wall ride out at Sea Otter.

We built the Taj to be a bike you can comfortably sit down and cruise on but also have some BMX fun. It combines the simple toughness of a BMX bike with the ability to go for a cruise too!

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Win a bike and drink a smoothie from Soup Peddler in Austin • Taj • April 15, 2016 •

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The Soup Peddler is giving you a chance to win a Fairdale Daybird in either Standard or Step-Thru style. We are big fans of the Soup Peddler and they have kept us going through many a hard work day with healthy drinks and foods. Starting today and going until May 1 (the beginning of Bike to Work Month) if you buy a smoothie from one of Soup Peddler’s 3 Austin locations you will be entered into a drawing to win the bike. Thanks Soup Peddler!

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Sea Otter Classic event and Fairdale • Taj • April 15, 2016 •

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We’re out at the Sea Otter Classic event chilling in our tent. Good to meet so many cool people!
And don’t forget you can win a Weekender through our friends at Pickle Juice (who are displaying the bike at their booth).

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Sandy Carson’s WE WERE THERE • Taj • April 13, 2016 •

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Personally I would be terrified to name a book this. There is so much potential for my grammar challenged brain to screw this up… WERE, We’re, where, there, their, they’re…. Anyway, I think Sandy Carson got this right. WE WERE THERE is a photo book from his unique perspective inside the photo pits at all different sorts of music shows. The photos are really fantasic… Sandy is such a master of catching candid moments. Check out more over on Sandy’s site SandyCarson.com and we highly recommend picking one up here.

#fairdaleanimalclub • Taj • April 13, 2016 •

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I read in a business book that it is bad to depict your customers falling into a T Rex’s catapult trap but I figure most companies customers are kind of nerds. @badbadbrain joins the #fairdaleanimalclub.

Sea Otter Classic coming up • Taj • April 11, 2016 •

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This weekend we will be out at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA standing around in our booth and riding bikes. We hope you’ll come say hello! Diego will be keeping things going with Leif, Mike G and Barney.

 

Taj’s Drawing Dump #3 • Taj • April 7, 2016 •

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Taj uploaded an assortment of doodles into a flipbook. A lot of them are Fairdale stuff:

Fairdale Cycling gear sale • Taj • April 6, 2016 •

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We’re having a spring sale on all our cycling gear. It is all the finest USA made Castelli cycling gear. Get yourself some while supplies last HERE!

Francis presents: His Own Private Idaho • Taj • March 3, 2016 •

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The man who makes most of our videos, Francis Delapena, has been busy having fun making this auto-biography. Get ready for some entertainment!

 

 

Fishing with Jared Swafford • Francis • February 11, 2016 •

Jared is a professional BMX rider for Odyssey BMX and Fit Bike Co. Though he has the natural talent to kill it on just about any size bike, his first love happens to be fishing! We spent some time with him on his trusty Weekender, and hit up one of his regular fishing spots.

Upgrade your old Weekender with more gear range • Taj • January 27, 2016 •

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The 2016 Weekender Drop comes stock with a 11- 40t rear cassette. With 10 different gears ranging from a-bombing-down-a-hill-high-speed 11t to the granny-gear-hill-climbing 40t you can ride anything that comes your way. Older Weekenders have an 11-36t rear cassette. If you want a bigger range of gears you can follow the traditional path and add a front derailleur and another sprocket up front. Another option is to take advantage of all the 1x upgrades available in the mountain bike world. Leif Valin upgraded Sandy Carson’s Weekender with a OneUp 42t rear cassette kit and a Wolf Tooth narrow/wide front sprocket.

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