Funbikes put a great video together from their third annual Garage Race. What can be more fun than racing your way down a parking garage on slick cement. It’s great to see events like this bringing bigger crowds every year. Seeing a handful of Scambler’s there is pretty cool too. Visit Funbikes website to see all they have to offer.
It’s been a bit busy since we got back from the Wheel and Sprocket Expo Sale but I finally had time to post some pictures from our final day at the event. The EighthInch Urban Yard was a huge success. Our bike builders were busy all weekend and we watched dozens of custom bikes and conversion go out the door and hit the Milwaukee streets. Check out the photos below and see all of the photos from the weekend on our Flickr page.
Congratulations Chris K, you won our first EighthInch Conversion Hunt and a brand new conversion kit. We had a lot of entries but the frame Chris found was our favorite. He tapped into his parts stash to get it started but a conversion kit should round out the build and make it road worthy in no time. We hope to see a picture of it built up and rolling down
the street soon. We want to thank everyone who entered and let them know this is not the last Conversion Hunt we will be doing. Keep an eye out for old frames and you could win yourself a conversion kit next time.
Our EighthInch Conversion Hunt is going pretty good so far. We’ve seen a lot of nice frames get posted onto our Facebook page but I know there are more out there. Keep posting and at the end of the month the owner of our favorite frame/bike will receive a free EighthInch Essential Conversion Kit to help them get it back on the road.
Check out some of the entries below to see what your up against. We won’t be voting until 3/31 so there’s more than enough time to submit your own beat up 10-speed. You can find more details on the contest here.
We are pulling out all the stops at this years Wheel and Sprocket Expo Sale and transforming 1500sq ft into the EighthInch Urban Yard. Our entire line of bikes will be on sale and available for test rides so you can find the bike that’s the best fit for you. Looking for a
custom build? We’ll be doing on-site custom bike builds starting at $399. Choose your parts and watch us assemble it right in front of you. You can also drag in your old 10-speed and have us convert it to a fixed gear for as little as $99.
While you wait you can take part in our bike polo shootout, relax in our lounge and catch up on some Goldeneye and Mariocart 64, or just hang out. We will be printing custom t-shirts on site too. The Wheel and Sprocket Expo Sale will be held April 4-7 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Be sure to stop out!
March is here, which means spring is just order viagra online around the corner. Time pull off your fenders, clean up your bike, and get out and enjoy the ride. Not much beats that first ride in the fresh spring air, except taking that ride on a fresh bike. To help get you one step closer to that new bike we are announcing the start of the EighthInch Conversion Hunt. The rules are simple, find an old beat up 10-speed in need of some work and post a picture of it on our Facebook page. At the end of the month we will choose our favorite frame/bike and give the lucky owner an EighthInch Essential Conversion Kit to help get it up and running just in time for Spring. Good luck and happy hunting!
*To be compatible with our conversion kit the bike needs 700c/27″ wheels and a 68mm bottom bracket.
To all of our Midwestern friends, don’t forget Stupor Bowl XVI
is just around the corner. This Minneapolis based alleycat is one of the most popular races around. This year they expect around 300+ competitors racing around the twin cities. There are great prizes up for grabs from EighthInch and some other great sponsors.
Spend a nice cold Saturday with friends old and new. It all goes down on Februaruy, 2nd. See more here.
Modesto puts on quite a few alleycats throughout the year but their upcoming race will be a little more meaningful. Show up to the race with a small childrens gift and race from checkpoint to checkpoint picking up wrapping paper, tape, and ri
bbons to wrap the gifts. The final stop will be
the Children’s Crisis Center in Modesto where the gift will be wrapped and dropped off at the shelter for abused
kids. The race will be on December 15, check the flyer below for more info.
mplete-bike/”>Scramblers we thought we’d give our new conversions the ultimate test and see how they would hold up in a race. Overall the bikes preformed great aside from a few minor issues. Brian’s saddle had a nice little crack that caused it to slide around a
bit and Steven’s old pedals didn’t mesh well with toe
clips making it hard for him to get his feet in and out. Other than that they rode great and got us from start to finish.
In the end we all finished together in 7th, 8th, and 9th place. Not a bad finish considering we hit some construction that took us off course and had us hopping train tracks. After the race we had a few beers and took part in the bike toss and trackstand competition before filling our stomachs with a well deserved meal. Check out the pictures below along with a huge gallery on the event page.