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Citizen Chain + Apple = <3

Mr Chain + Apple = 3

Mr Chain + Apple = <3

It may have been a little bit ago, but yours truly were had a quick feature in Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference last month! It was unexpected and totally awesome. Thank you to the anonymous force behind this shout out! Towards the end of the address, Scott Forstall, Apple’s senior vice president of iOS software, can be seen showing off the new version of the Maps app and he uses our shop to demo how users will find businesses on Maps! Bing! Here’s the video. Check out the 99th minute for our little highlight.
They said they cataloged 100 million businesses and chose us. We feel like we won the lottery! Thank you for all your support!
— The Chain Gang

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A Ruota Libera - post show

A Ruota Libera @ Pizza Napoletana

A Ruota Libera @ Pizza Napoletana


Whowee! Did you manage to squeeze in there?! It sure was croweded! The crowd that amassed on Sunday is a testament to the hard work of all of the exhibitors - but next time, maybe a slightly larger venue. Check out more photos of the event on our flickr stream. There was a great showing of support and the bay area’s best frame builders were in attendance. Hope you had a chance to sneak a peak, or even better yet - had a chance to try the pizza? I didnt. : ( I was hobbling around on crutches and the extra legs combined with the mass of real legs wasnt very conducive to a good time. Also! The Shelly Horton that was built by Bilenky and won Best Lugged Frame at NAHBS 2011 was there - attended to by Mr. Brett Horton himself (purveyor of The Horton Collection).
Co-conspirators: Black Cat Bicycles, Soulcraft, Retrotec & Inglis, Steve Rex, Bruce Gordon, Bilenky and Sycip. Also Matt was there from Pass & Stow sporting some nifty upgrades to his already best-of-the-best front rack.

thats all for now!

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The Bikes of SF

The Bikes of SF

The Bikes of SF


My friend recently showed me this cute little poster illustrating the varying bikes that most of us in SF witness on a daily basis. A clever little poster designed by a girl named Tor (awesome!) pretty much covers it. The only one we’re a little confused about is the Haight. But we’re forgiving people and we are willing to overlook that. Check out her Flickr stream here where she has some swell shots. Check out the full poster here and if youre interested in purchasing a copy - click here to support your local artisan.

Checking out her photo stream also lead us to this awesome gallery of bike posters! Noteworthy: Bike!Bike!, Stalen Ros 2008, City to Shore (for use of the Rudge chainring), and Van Megoldas.

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Peter Yates, RIP

RIP Peter Yates

RIP Peter Yates

It saddens me to report that Peter Yates has passed away on the 9th. Yates directed Breaking Away - possibly the most memorable bicycle movie ever and where the reference of “Cutters” comes from. (So thats where that reference comes from!) Click here to watch the trailor. (Movie trailors sure have come a long way havnt they?) Anyway, a big thank you to Mr Yates for blessing us with such great film making and inspiring many of us to want to ride, race and win in addition to inspiring some of us to become bicycle paraphernalia Italophiles. And on a side note, since the famous chase scene from Bullitt was shot in SF, heres a link to that too. Buckle up!

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 RIP, Races, film / video / media No Comments

Smart Planet understands what we’re doing!

Smart Planet video on the Chain

Smart Planet video on the 'Chain


Thanks to the team over at Smart Planet, we now have another video (of us) to add to (our) library! They did a great job and really get the point across as to what we are trying to do here. Either click on the banner photo above or check out the video here. For more information on Smart Planet and how they are trying to spread eco-conciousness, click here.

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 Rosebud was a bike!, film / video / media No Comments
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