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Jim Cielencki Birthday Cartoon 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.