Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

21st After Hours

Sean and I like to keep it super classy pretty much all of the time. We can't help it. It's how we live.

Look mom, I'm popular!

The latest issue of Boneshaker Magazine made it's way from across the pond to our shop. I was very flattered to be included in the piece about Portland artisans. The other interviews are with friends, Ira Ryan, Jordan Hufnagel, Tony Pereira, and Tad Bamford. These guys all make bikes and bike accessories by hand. What do I make? Some would say a mess, others... a party. If you are asking me, I would say I make it awesome. Come into 21st and pick up your copy.

Me kissing my boyfirend, Kato. He is a little on the hairy side, but I don't care. We're in love.

A 21st Xmas

Sean came into work to find a giant card and stack of presents left for him from 21st.

He then started to furiously open his gifts.
After all his efforts he realized all the boxes were empty. This bummed him out for only a moment until he decided to give himself a gift.

The holidays are what you make of it. Take a page out of Sean Light's book, when life gives you empty boxes.... put them in your pants.

Friday, December 24, 2010

James Wilson never stops working.

We have another video coming up for the new year and while he was editing it, James decided it was missing a little something so he came into the shop on Christmas Eve (yes, we're open) to shoot a couple of extra shots.

Happy Holidays, hosers.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Best Christmas Ever

Okay, so not only did I get a new hat today, I also got Street Fighter IV, and a gun. I know I say best day ever a lot on here, but this time I really, really, mean it.

New hat.

New gun.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Clazy Charm

Here is the man himself with his uber pout face on tryin' to charm his way in to a low balled priced wheel. What girl could resist?

He made me an offer I couldn't understand.

End of the Work Day Jam

Get some.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cross action

Cross Crusade Race #7 Washington County from Burk Webb on Vimeo.

I placed 2nd at this race.

New Toy

I bought the new iPhone and the camera on it is so fecking good so I took pictures around the shop while I was building a wheel.

Photobomb by Sean

I'm blue bench.

Eat it

Come into the shop today. I know it may be rainy outside, but it's nice and warm in here, the hi fives are plentiful, and we have sugar... lots of it. Help us eat all of this. Help us, before it's too late.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Ironclad Performance Wear Cycling Team: A Summer Behind Bars [TEASER] from Will Walle on Vimeo.

Woah yeah

21st Avenue Bicycles - Dedicated To Making It Awesome! from James Wilson on Vimeo.

This is our first video. Thanks to James Wilson, this is his project and we were fortunate enough to be the subjects.

Monday, December 13, 2010

21st Teaser

21st Avenue Bicycles Sneak Preview from James Wilson on Vimeo.

James Wilson stopped in the shop and showed us a teaser for what's to come. Get ready, we are going to blow up. My dance moves are sweet, but we already know that.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Double Dream Hands!!

James Wilson sent this over. This is the most awkward old man dance video of all awkward old man dance videos.

My Chicago Kozy Krew

I recently got a bunch of my pictures off of my old computer and I took a trip down memory lane in the place it all started for me, Kozy's Cyclery. Ahhhhh....memories.

After the Bloods tagged the back door to the shop entrance I was a little miffed so when I painted it again I thought pink was the way to go. No Blood would tag pink, that was my logic anyway.

I hated touching bikes covered in salt. It's the worst feeling, almost like running your nails down a chalkboard.

Here's Bob, or Liquid Metal as we called him. He is a surly fellow who uses his genius for evil. Bless your heart.

My man from Belize, David. I worked very closely with him. We pretty much rapped freestyle most of the day through. "I'm flippin. I'm trippin. I'm double dippin." -David Yearwood.

Here's my man George Chase. Yes, as in Chase Bank. Even though his family owns a huge bank, he was slumming it with us "common folk" as he'd like to call us.

The boys decorated my bench for my birthday and then I just left it up the rest of the year.

James loves to dive into boxes.

Scotty too Hottie, Cathrine, and James

The Christmas window George and I put up.

Willy and I used to ride our bikes at a park near our apartments.


I collaged the top of my bench and then poured a heavy lacquer over it.


My Jamaican hero, Sherdon.

Lad the Impaler

Willy Nelson pre-SRAM.

I don't miss the Chicago winters one bit, but I sure as hell miss my Chicago Kozy's Krew. You guys are the best.
Nate, Geoff, and Tim... I didn't have any pictures of you. Bummer.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Guest Wrench

Patrick Funk is working with me RIGHT NOW (don't worry Park, I am on my lunch break)!! This is pretty much the best day of my life, if you don't count that one time I saved a baby bear cub's life by wrestling it out of a mountain lion's mouth, but that's a different story. I hope this day never ends.

Fork tribbing.

Vanish this

Tony B, of Tonic Fab, stopped into the shop today and made my day. Why? Because it's Tony B. Duh. He told me about their highly anticipated Tonic “Vanishing point” Road pictured below. Can you guess what my next bike will be?