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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Jim Cielencki Birthday Cartoon • Taj • April 22, 2016 •
Taj Bikes in the Wild • Taj • April 16, 2016 •
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!
Taj’s Drawing Dump #3 • Taj • April 7, 2016 •
Taj uploaded an assortment of doodles into a flipbook. A lot of them are Fairdale stuff:
Pictures of cool looking Fairdales from Instagram • Taj • October 26, 2015 •
I lurked around the #fairdalebikes hashtag on instagram and found a rad assortment of customized bikes. Stoked to see them, thanks y’all!
Electronical Video • Taj • October 16, 2015 •
New custom bike day for Taj • Taj • September 24, 2015 •
Preview of some 2016 models • Taj • September 4, 2015 •
Our 2016 bikes won’t be available to you until Novemeber, but BMX Cruisers posted up some info on a couple of our 2016 models for you to preview. Check out the 2016 Taj bike, and our new model, the Weekender MX. We’ll have some more official news on these and all the new models coming soon. Read on to see more HERE.
The Taj has a Potts Mod • Taj • April 24, 2015 •
2015 Taj Video • Francis • March 12, 2015 •
The 2015 Taj is Taj Mihelich’s signature bike. With nostalgic roots to its BMX predecessor, this bike is quite possibly the simplest and most indestructible bike in the Fairdale 2015 line-up. It’s also one of the most fun 26″ bikes available.
It’s the perfect bike for rad dads (or moms!) and just about anybody else who wants a fun cruiser. Pump up the tires and you’re good to go!
2015 Taj: Explained • Taj • October 3, 2014 •
The TAJ is a bit of a special project bike for us…. well, maybe it would be better to say it’s a special project bike for me! Because it’s got my name on it. Here’s a trick I learned about being a bike designer, put your name on the bike and claim it as a “Signature Model” and you can do whatever you want! That’s basically what I did with this bike. I had a “Taj” signature model back in the Hoffman Bikes BMX days (1995) so I justified doing this model as kind of a throw back to that. All justifications aside I got to design this bike exactly how I wanted. I wanted a BMX styled cruiser that was tough enough to do some real ramping on, but relaxed enough that you could actually sit on the seat and do some actual cruising. BMX bikes are so simple and durable having one that you can actually cruise on makes a lot of sense. This easy to keep rolling bike would make a great bike for anyone who just wants something easy to ride that is reliable. Tough proven parts and BMX sensibilities means this bike will work when you want it to. And, it’s a lot of fun knowing you can jump some curbs along the way.
Outside of the name (and 100% chromoly frame and fork) there really is no similarity to the old Hoffman Bikes Taj. The intent wasn’t to go retro so much as just to build a BMX bike that I could enjoy. I think a lot of other people can enjoy it as well. When I first moved to Austin back in 1993 there was tons of college kids riding BMX cruisers. That’s sort of died away now and I think it’s a shame. Put one of your friends who doesn’t really ride a lot on a TAJ and I bet they’ll love it. The toughness of a BMX along with the smaller frame size make it a bike that really lends itself to a lot of different sized and level of riders.
Drawings post • Taj • July 31, 2014 •
Here’s a flipbook of a bunch of sort of recent drawings from Taj.
Limited run of Military Blue Taj Bikes • Taj • July 23, 2014 •
A surprise summer shipment of a small number of Taj bikes in the coveted Military Blue colorway arrive next week. Hit up our in-house distributor Full Factory to order one (or tell your favorite bike shop to)!
Fun times flat track racing • Taj • April 24, 2014 •
A friend sent us this video by Kei Yanagisawa of some good ol’ flat track racing. I think we need more of this kind of thing in our lives! Looks like such a good time. And of course, stoked to see a Taj taking some wins!
Fairdale at QBP’s Frostbike • Taj • February 27, 2014 •
Fairdale was just up at QBP’s Frostbike show (a show for bike shops folks to see the new products). Check out the above photo and more of the fun in an awesome photo gallery over at Prolly Is Not Probably’s blog. We showed off this Taj frame and fork built up with a bunch of great Odyssey parts. QBP is now carrying the Taj frame + fork as well as our Skaterack. Actually so is BTI! Complete bikes (and our full range of products) will continue to be available to bike shops through Full Factory.