27 december 2011 - Nieuw voor 2012, Kyosho Dslot43. De eerste collectie bestaat uit 6 modellen. Van elk van de 6 modellen zijn twee uitvoeringen. Er zullen net als bij Dnano verschillende type chassis zijn waarop eenvoudig een ander carrosserie geplaatst kan worden. Naar verwachting zullen de carrosserien ook los verkrijgbaar zijn.
18 december 2011 - AmsterDAM (FBI HQ)- First of all, thanks to all for entering your bike in this Facebook edition of the COTY 2011 and to those who took the time to take a look at the bikes and vote. Special thanks to John Brain for the comments written about the bikes.
And now for the big moment....the winner of the Facebook COTY edition 2011 is Steffen Bartels, Germany. Winner at the COTY in Amsterdam earlier this year and now adding an extra crown to the work. Karbar is truly the 2011 bike of the year. Steffen Bartels scored 6.18% of the points.
Staying just ahead of the runner up Ted Florez from the USA (CA) with El Rey who gathered 5.96% of the points. Chuck Bradford also from the USA (CA) with My Basman scoring 5.45% of all points takes 3rd place. The Top 5 is completed with the Minx trike by Nick and his Metal and Ink crew from Spain and Cedric, France and his Dyketracker, both scoring 5.16% of the points. 

"This machine is truly one of a kind." (JB) "“El Rey” is one of the best examples of progressive bike design that I have seen in a quite a while, and I can say that without hesitation." (JB) "Quality components, gearing and a -take no prisoners- attitude in demanding the best, makes this bike one of the top contenders of 2011." (JB) 
"I think most people would agree that if we looked for the best in what 3 wheeled design had to offer, then “Minx” would gratify the desire." (JB)

"Dyketracker, hints at future trends and possibilities. Aspects of appearance and function combine to make a beautiful and positive statement. Enjoy its message, and view it as a change in attitude – it is a stepping stone to greater possibilities." (JB)

Merry Choppin and Happy Cruisin
13 december 2011 -

Singapore (Derrick Soon)- Customaxxx is the brain child of my buddy, BS Lim. He had conjured up this most unconventional way to build a bicycle from sheet metal. To be frank, I had many doubts initially and then I saw the actual bike, that’s when I know we have something really special. The year was 2009. The next 2 years were spent refining the design and getting it ready for the market.

When we finally rolled the production units off the factory, it was really well worth all the effort. Every Customaxxx Roar is painstakingly fabricated and put together. Every design on this bike serves a function and does so in style. We started with the laser cut 6061T6 Aluminum frame featuring the unique rigid swing arms. While at it, we developed the Ultra Beefy Fork with integrated dropouts that befit the frame. The Stem and Bottom Bracket Housing are bespoke items, all CNC machined from 6061 Aluminum and Chromed to a mirror finish. To cap it all off, we equipped this beauty with a pair of juicy hydraulic brakes, genuine Nappa Leather Dresser, and 24”X 100mm wheels with Sturmey Archer 3-Speed hubs. 

We agreed on day one that it has to be an ultimate cruiser straight out of the box, and yet offers unlimited opportunities for you to personalize it further. The Customaxxx Roar is a limited edition production with only 100 units made available world wide. 

1 december 2011 -

Amsterdam (Wazzup)- Now online Customized Magazine issue #15 or get your free mini copy at The Chopperdome.

23 november 2011 -

Lelystad (Wazzup)- As another edition of Serious Request is starting to warm up, I was playing with this idea. Thinking about what could be a good way to collect some money, for the goal that 3fm Radio and the Red Cross have set this year. This is what I came up with.
Outsiders, people who are not familiar with custom bicycles, useally respond very positive when seeing a custom build or cruiser. And if you let them, they will ask you if they can sit on it, perhaps take it for a short drive...Well now is their chance!

On the last day of the Serious Request week, you can pick a custom you like, sit on it and have your picture taken for a little donation (and a nice memorie of that day).

Event info:

Serious Request 2011
De Beestenmarkt
Leiden, The Netherlands
Start: at noon (12:00 hrs)

Keytown Cruisers are supporting this event, because Leiden is their hometown and they also believe this a great way to collect some money! Since Saturday is the last day, the event will end with the announcement of the total that is donated all week. After that there will be a great show with various artists performing, so it will be a good time!

We hope to see a lot of cruisers out there!!!

Official Serious Request 2011 Site

Facebook Event

31 oktober 2011 - Amsterdam (FBI HQ)- With 40+ entries the COTY facebook edition has a lot of great bikes on show. Now that the building is done it's time to select the best at this internet edition of the COTY 2011. Bikes could be entered on the COTY facebook page till yesterday and most have been or soon will be commented by John Brain.

Select your top ten and fill out the voting form. The by you selected Best bike will add 10 points to the overall score, the runner up 9 points, 3rd place 8 points etc etc.

Best Bike- 10 points     
Runner up- 9 points     
3rd place- 8 points     
4th place- 7 points     
5th place- 6 points     
6th place- 5 points     
7th place- 4 points     
8th place- 3 points     
9th place- 2 points     
10th place- 1 point

You will have to be logged in or create an account to vote. As soon as you log in you will be able to vote/see the voting sheet. Voting starts November 2nd and is possible till December 17th 2011. The COTY organisation will announce the winner just before X-Mas.

4 oktober 2011 -

New York (Wazzup)- Wild Style is a 1983 hip hop film produced by Charlie Ahearn. Released theatrically in 1983 by First Run Features and later re-released for home video by Rhino Home Video, it is regarded as the first hip hop motion picture.

The film featured seminal figures within the given period, such as Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones, Pink, the Rock Steady Crew, The Cold Crush Brothers, Sandra Fabara and Grandmaster Flash. The protagonist "Zoro" is played by the legendary New York graffiti artist "Lee" George Quinones.

An early version of the 'Wild Style' logo appeared in 1981 when Charlie Ahearn hired graffiti legend Dondi to paint the 'window down' subway car piece that appears in the film. The Dondi piece was the inspiration for the animated title sequence designed by the artist Zephyr in 1982. The 'Wild Style' logo was designed by Zephyr and painted as a 'burner' mural by Zephyr, Revolt, and Sharp in 1983.
From: Wikipedia


8 september 2011 -

Amsterdam (Wazzup)- Now online Customized Magazine issue #14 or get your free mini copy at The Chopperdome.

30 augustus 2011 - FBI city street cruise at the Chopper dome in Amsterdam, 3D photo (anaglyph)Amsterdam (Wazzup)- Get your 3D glasses and experience the FBI in 3D.
Pictures by Stereomania.
30 augustus 2011 - Hamburg (Wazzup)- The COTY 2011 photoshoot by Jahpix. See also the great gallery with FBI 2011 pictures.

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