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Rebel_Biker
03-17-2015, 10:52 AM
I like this piece and the pictures.

http://theradavist.com/2015/03/what-makes-the-vanilla-workshop-and-speedvagen-move/

MattTuck
03-17-2015, 10:53 AM
I like this piece and the pictures.

http://theradavist.com/2015/03/what-makes-the-vanilla-workshop-and-speedvagen-move/

Who is this radavist that people keep talking about? Are you the radavist? Is the radavist totally rad?

old fat man
03-17-2015, 11:26 AM
The article states that Speedvagons are fully custom, in as little as 8-12 weeks. Can you order custom geometry on the Speedvagons? I thought the point was that they were not fully custom (i.e. not a Vanilla)?

sandyrs
03-17-2015, 11:51 AM
The article states that Speedvagons are fully custom, in as little as 8-12 weeks. Can you order custom geometry on the Speedvagons? I thought the point was that they were not fully custom (i.e. not a Vanilla)?

You can for an upcharge.

Rebel_Biker
03-17-2015, 12:04 PM
[QUOTE=MattTuck;1725912]Who is this radavist that people keep talking about? Are you the radavist? Is the radavist totally rad?[/QUOTE

I wish I were.

crankles
03-17-2015, 12:10 PM
By custom I'm pretty sure they mean custom sizing. Speedvagens come in stock sizes, but if you need a a longer TT or something like that, you might fall into the "custom" bucket. Geometry is modified accordingly to keep the same "race geomtery" aspects. It doens't mean you can ask for a lower BB, extra long chainstays with fender mounts and 65mm of trail.

Hank Scorpio
03-17-2015, 12:24 PM
The radavist is where you go to see totally hip duds that are already sold out by the time the blog is posted.

raygunner
03-17-2015, 12:29 PM
The radavist is where you go to see totally hip duds that are already sold out by the time the blog is posted.

It's probably for the best.

Would you really wear a shirt that says "Save the Track Bike"?

Hank Scorpio
03-17-2015, 12:35 PM
It's probably for the best.

Would you really wear a shirt that says "Save the Track Bike"?


Maybe if it was 2001?

54ny77
03-17-2015, 12:36 PM
From that website, this is rad, bro:

http://theradavist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-NAHBS-No-22-Reactor-Titanium-and-Carbon-Road-1-1200x800.jpg

tiretrax
03-17-2015, 03:08 PM
Who is this radavist that people keep talking about? Are you the radavist? Is the radavist totally rad?

What is their manifesto?

beeatnik
03-17-2015, 03:17 PM
What is their manifesto?

Stoke

54ny77
03-17-2015, 03:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPo2RMHgSKQ&index=1&list=RDGPo2RMHgSKQ

Stoke

alessandro
03-17-2015, 04:01 PM
Stoke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPo2RMHgSKQ&index=1&list=RDGPo2RMHgSKQ

My NY & CA brethren are more eloquent in their brevity than I.

John Watson used to run Prolly is Not Probably. At some point he moved to Austin and recast it as the Radavist. From his Disqus profile:

The Radavist grew from Prolly is Not Probably, a cycling blog started in 2005 in Brooklyn, New York. For almost 10 years it thrived as John Watson, the sole author, documented multiple facets of cycling. In 2014 Watson rebranded PiNP to the Radavist, a community of like-minded individuals who will share their stories through photography.

Good, bad, or indifferent, the interesting thing to me is that the guy can make a living running a cycling blog.

alexstar
03-17-2015, 04:13 PM
Good, bad, or indifferent, the interesting thing to me is that the guy can make a living running a cycling blog.

His coolhunting knows no bounds. Bikes are only incidental.

Hank Scorpio
03-17-2015, 05:46 PM
Just saw a Bianchi Pista with a tri spoke front and a deep v rear. No brakes of course and the rider had no helmet. Brooklyn you think? Tut tut Florham Park NJ inside the Trader Joes. I bet he was going home with his imitation Chipwiches to read the latest Radavist post.

At least he didn't have any spoke cards from alleycats he never did!

JeffS
03-17-2015, 11:08 PM
Just saw a Bianchi Pista with a tri spoke front and a deep v rear. No brakes of course and the rider had no helmet. Brooklyn you think? Tut tut Florham Park NJ inside the Trader Joes. I bet he was going home with his imitation Chipwiches to read the latest Radavist post.

At least he didn't have any spoke cards from alleycats he never did!

Five bucks says you drove to the store.

Hank Scorpio
03-18-2015, 05:51 AM
Five bucks says you drove to the store.

What do you plan to do with my five bucks?

El Chaba
03-18-2015, 06:51 AM
No way am I cool enough for a Speedvagen or a Vanilla....I suspected as much, but the personnel confirmed it at their display some years back at NAHBS.....

Lionel
03-18-2015, 07:31 AM
No way am I cool enough for a Speedvagen or a Vanilla....I suspected as much, but the personnel confirmed it at their display some years back at NAHBS.....

A turn off ?

Duende
03-18-2015, 09:18 AM
It's a good blog imo along with RKP. Used to be called "Prolly is not Probably".

Lot's insightful articles and eye candy pics. Really great resource over the years.

Loads of imitators these days.

FlashUNC
03-18-2015, 09:33 AM
He got into a bit of kerfluffle at the most recent CrossVegas this year posting some photos celebrating the controversial beer incident at the start/finish.