it’s a pool party

Here’s a series of great photos that Nuno Oliveira shot during Dean Dickinson’s Pool Party at the Pink Motel in Sun Valley, California that took place over the weekend. Beautiful stuff.

The illest bike ever: The Raleigh Vektar

A product of the 80s, the only comparable bike in terms of radness would be the Huffy Sigma.  The real selling point on this bad boy was the console which featured a speedometer, mileometer, stopwatch, a radio with three settings, and a soundboard.  See that in effect after the jump,
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This kid.

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Yakkay Bike Helmets

Leave it to the Danes to meld bicylcle safety and fashion together.  YAKKAY takes a traditional bike helmet and lets you choose between four different styles and countless fabric patterns to produce a helmet that is almost uniquely yours.  We’re gonna leave these to the ladies for now, so gift one to your bike-riding shorty and protect her dome for more dome.

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The Future of bike transportation: The Copenhagen Wheel

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For real.

The Copenhagen Wheel allows you to capture the energy dissipated while cycling and braking and save it for when you need a bit of a boost. It also maps pollution levels, traffic congestion, and road conditions in real-time.”

Video after the jump

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Domenica by Bertelli

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I am not a huge fan of fixed gear bikes but, Shit, this is beautiful…almost too good to ride. A full shot after the jump. For more info on Bertelli Biciclette Assemblate NYC go here.

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The Bikes of Stages Auction was a Success

Really how could it not be with such a great assortment of names (Damien Hirst, Kenny Scharf, Marc Newson, KAWS, Shepard Fairey, and Yoshimoto Nara) customizing a sick model bike for charity. The result of each bike that went up for auction is in the slideshow, and the final tally was “$1,125,000 going directly to The Lance Armstrong Foundation to help fund outreach, awareness, research, and advocacy.”

More detail on the bikes here

Tequila Shots with Lance Armstrong

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Friday saw the private opening of STAGES NYC in Soho.  Our friend Jeff from The Art Collectors had a camera on-hand and put together a great set of pics summarizing the night.  We couldn’t resist this photo of Lance Armstrong taking a shot of tequila with Tom Sachs.  A couple more images are after the jump, and a full set of pics are here

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Vanguard Limited Edition Bicycles

Vanguard is based out of Singapore and focuses on the creation of beautiful, custom bicycles as well the restoration of classic bikes.  For more depth, have a look at their site.

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