Thursday, March 19, 2015

"Not Brass Knuckles" Multi-tool is finally here!

I am so excited to announce that our multi-tool is finally here, I put a ton of love into this project and I have thought about it strongly for an entire year! Here is a quick preview video of our tool! Lots more to come too! You can pick up our tool at our online shop.( www.ghostinthespoke.bigcartel.com )

This batch is made with an acid bath finish to make every tool unique to it's owner and then they are set in beeswax. I wanted the first purchasers to get something that they would love since they are investing in our project so this forced patina was my way of showing appreciation. It came out with a nice aged look that will improve even further in the years to come.

"Not Brass Knuckles" multi-tool:
• made in the USA at www.bigbluesaw.com out of raw heat treated 4130 chromoly steel
• 1-23mm sockets
• emergency lockring tool / bottle opener
• pedal wrenches 14-15mm
• the sockets can lock-in "L" shaped hex keys, socket tools and bits
• top four sockets (20-23mm) are designed for fingers to be placed inside to increase leverage in tight spaced conditions or for whatever obstacle at hand 
• "L" shaped hex keys can be placed into smaller sockets to act as a breaker bar for even more leverage.
• pry rod tool
• locking design: On the smaller sockets one side of the socket is tapered down slightly so when you place in the nut in through the backside it "locks" the nut into place. No more stripped tools/nuts!!!
•Size: One size fits all, fits in your pocket.
4.54 x 2.72in
•thickness: .25in
• Designed to be compatible with paracord and you can lace it around the multi-tool.
• You can use it as a hammer.
•  They are not brass knuckles.


Our "Not Brass Knuckles" multi-tool is extremely high quality and designed to be your everyday carry-on for all tasks at hand.

Disclaimer for legal purposes: Our "Not Brass Knuckles" multi-tool is only sold as a multi-tool and all coincidences of it being anything else are purely coincidental. How you choose to use it is up to your own discretion for all problems at hand. We recommend mashing potatoes with it, it makes delicious mashed potatoes.

All proceeds from our online shop go to fundraising for an adventurers' hostel in Florida. Thank you all for your support.
Video shot on my Olympus TG-3

Music Credit: 
Ryan Hemsworth - Battle

Saturday, March 14, 2015

We hit 10,000 followers on Instagram!!!!


THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE!!!!! We hit 10,000 followers today!! Yessss!!!! There are so many badass things to come and next week I will reveal some of it to you. I'm so happy that you all love our content! We are trying our best. . -King Boo-Boo
IG: @ghost_in_the_spoke

White Industries - Eno hubs

Cycling goals. I want to one day own wheels with @whiteind @whiteind hubs. I always hear so many good things about them and their Eno hub is eccentric so it works on all bikes with similar hub spacing. One hub to rule them all!!!! ^____^ 

By @whiteind: Our ENO line of components are renown for quality, durability and innovation in the single speed market place. From our freewheels, to our cranks, to our hubs listed below, our ENO line offers unique solutions for adapting your multi-gear bikes to a single gear cycle. The hub choices below offer those of you looking to convert a frame with vertical dropouts, a choice of eccentric hubs. For those of you with horizontal drops or eccentric bottom brackets, the standard ENO would be the logical choice for you.

Fixcraft - Tournament Ultralite bike polo mallet heads.


Awesome! After a long wait,all of the bike polo junkies can get their fix. Check out the Tournament Ultralite bike polo mallet heads.
 By @fixcraft "They are back in stock. Finally! #fixcraft #bikepolo #bicipolo shop.fixcraft.net"

Memory Bank - Dock with Mandi


Memory bank: I wanted to make sure that I will remember all of the moments with my loved ones. I have really poor eyesight but with photography I can always look back and catch things that I didn't see at that moment. This is a shot of @monderz91, you cant see me but I'm behind the lens saying stuff like "say boogers/SMIIILLLEE!!!" because sometimes life isn't so serious. Sometimes it's just bikes. 

@sebikes - PK Ripper 
@_knog_ - blinder series lights
@vittoriatires - Rubino 700x25 
@velocityusa -deep v wheelset 

Photo taken on my @getolympus - TG-3

Memory Bank - Plastic Lens


Memory bank: Live by the plastic lens and whatever you have at hand. Sometimes it captures creative images. Random is good.... half the time I have no idea what I am doing. I just do what I like rather than worry about what others will like. photo taken on my @reelcameras - hd slayer EDIT: hell yeah!! rainbow!!!


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bookman: Curve Front Light Preview



This is a preview of a light that I plan on reviewing in the next month or so after I put it to some heavy use. I wanted to do a preview of the light so you can all see it in heavy detail. This is a very elegant piece and I think it will work out nicely.
Check out their whole line @ http://bookman.se/

Bookman Curve Front Light:
- rechargeable, high powered bicycle light
- 2 hours charge time to full from dead battery 
- up to 80 lumens in the highest setting
- battery lasts up to 35 hours depending on the setting
- mounting system designed for ease of use
- recharges with included micro usb cable
- micro usb slot designed to be out of the way to avoid damage
- water resistant 
- fits 22-32mm bar diameter sizes
- single button to control all light functions
- tap function button once to turn it on/off
- tap function button twice in quick succession to change light settings 
- light source designed for wider spillover of light for increased range 
-The battery indicator and ‘on’ button is situated on top which also doubles as the clasp.

4 light modes:
2 steady modes: 100/50%, 80/40 lumens, 3/6 hours battery life
2 flashing modes: 100/50%, 80/40 lumens, 17/35 hours of battery life

Measurements:
H57 x W30 x D35mm excluding strap
protrudes 28 mm from the handlebar
Weight: 46g


Camera used: Olympus TG-3
Handlebars: Eighth Inch Shallow Drops

Music Credit:
Groundislava - Final Impasse
You can check them out here. https://soundcloud.com/groundislava



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Dungeon Fighter Online Global is being released on March 24th!



You can check it out here www.dfoneople.com . I used to love this game and I am pretty happy it see it being released again. It's kinda like if you mixed Streets of Rage from Sega Genesis with an MMO. See you all there. Much work on my end to be done before I have time to play videogames but I plan on checking it out soon!

My original review can be found here. CLICK HERE!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

"Not Brass Knuckles" multi-tool PREORDER available!!!!!!

I put my entire heart into this one and I hope that you all enjoy it. 
PREORDER HERE (tool details below)
If you get a chance please vote on my design on a contest here.
I already pulled the trigger to manufacture these but on future projects they will still give credit to us. You can vote on the old design to help with our new ones. CLICK HERE.


These should ship out by 3/20/15. If it takes a moment more then please be patient, I am trying to bring these to you as fast as I can.

Images shown are the rendered models of our tool, our actual production model will come with excellent quality. I wanted our tool to be something that you are very proud to own.

"Not Brass Knuckles" multi-tool: 
•1-23mm sockets 
•lockring tool / bottle opener 
•pedal wrenches 14-15mm 
•the sockets can lock-in "L" shaped hex keys, socket tools and bits for added leverage. 
•top four sockets (20-23mm) are designed for fingers to be placed inside to increase leverage even further in tight spaced conditions or for whatever obstacle at hand 
•machined/made in the USA at www.bigbluesaw.com out of raw heat treated 4130 chromoly steel 
•Size: One size fits all, fits all pockets. 
4.54 x 2.72in 
•thickness: .25in

Our "Not Brass Knuckles" multi-tool is extremely high quality and designed to be your everyday carry-on for all tasks at hand.
Image of PREORDER! "Not Brass Knuckles" multi-tool
Disclaimer for legal purposes: Our "Not Brass Knuckles" multi-tool is only sold as a multi-tool and all coincidences of it being anything else are purely coincidental. How you choose to use it is up to your own discretion for all problems at hand. We recommend mashing potatoes with it, it makes delicious mashed potatoes.

All proceeds from our online shop go to fundraising for an adventurers' hostel in Florida. Thank you all for your support.

Knog contest time!!!



Check this out! Contest time! This one is for some big prizes from @_knog_and friends. 

By @_knog_ "Knog No Ordinary Night #film #contest. Enter for your chance to #win over $15,000 worth of #prizes and have your film screened globally. With 50+ prizes up for grabs you could score yourself some serious gear from @burtonaustralianz, @Timbuk2, @Rapha, @CamelBak,@ternbicycles and @levi_anz #LevisCommuter. Just film your ‪#‎NoOrdinaryNight‬ adventures for a chance to win Check out the comp at http:// www.noordinarynight.com. Good luck."

A bear out of hibernation.


One of our writers (@bear.pope.fix) is finally getting some time outside. I'm glad it's getting better for him in NYC. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Chicago is trying to save their velodrome.




This is kind of a downer. I hate seeing cycling projects suffer. Everyone please repost this where you can. @savethevelodrome @savethevelodrome is fundraising to keep their velodrome. We do not have one of those where I live, I bet it must be awesome. Hopefully lady luck is on your side. 

By@savethevelodrome "Donate! Spread the word! We have a gofundme site live! The address is http://www.gofundme.com/nk8dvg ! The link in our bio will take you directly to it! PLEASE HELP #savethevelodrome. #bikechi #trackbike#trackcycling #chicago #chicagovelodrome #savethetrackbike #velo#velodrome"

www.ellumbagworks.com check it!



A broken winged bird can still sing. -Ghostinthespoke

 If any of you are looking to have a custom cycling cap this is the time to have one made. My friends at@ellumbagworks @ellumbagworks make beautiful pieces and they can even fit you with cycling caps to get you through this winter, all seasons really. One of their employees are injured and while they cannot ride,the needle and thread only thickens from here. Please support @ellumbagworks in this time of need. I'm sure your caps will indeed be full of warm hearted love to ease the sting of the harsh cold weather for everyone up north. If you ask politely I'm sure they can cater to your needs.

Sometimes you have to relax.

Check out Robinhood Bikes!



If you all get a chance please check out @robinhoodbikes they want to build up beautiful bikes and give back to our world at the same time. @robinhoodbikes wants to give a bike to the less fortunate for every bike that they sell. 1 for 1. 
When I was very young I lived a very poor life. If we had more people in our world that helped out others in need then there would be less children that would have to experience any sort of unnecessary pain that I went through. It kills me deeply on the inside to see others struggle because I know how it feels. Even to this day, sometimes there will be other bike kids that cannot even afford meals while we eat. I go ballistic and scream at them for not even letting me know. Sometimes I get distracted and cannot see everything all at once. But as soon as I make eye contact it is for certain that within a moment the other person has food in their hand. And, generally a beer or whatever the hell they want. Money can always be made but hunger/pain is always a memory that cannot be removed without love. And it fucking sucks. 

Give love to those that need it and carry extra snacks. That's my advice for the day. Peace. 
p.s. On the bright side that hunger made me innovative and molded strong character to do what I do today. That could have been formed in other ways than pain though.