“Brothers and partners, Tom and John Black will begin manufacturing rims in Jacksonville, Florida in February 2012. Currently, all Velocity rims are made in Australia, but production will cease in Brisbane by the end of November.
Tom Black, the founder of Velocity, will be relocating from Australia to Florida where he will continue to oversee rim production at Velocity’s new manufacturing factory. Velocity’s distribution centre will continue to operate out of Grand Rapids, Michigan as it has since 1992 and become their worldwide headquarters; with the Australian facility remaining as the distribution centre for the Australian & Asian markets.
Velocity has been Australian made since its beginning in 1988 in Tom’s backyard shed, where he produced the original Velocage, gradually increasing to a handful of rim extrusions and bicycle accessories.
Since then, as demand has increased, we have seen two factory moves, to cope with production and improve efficiency.
As you may know, we have a large foreign client base, including 3 major distributors in the U.S alone.
To help with the current supply & demand of Velocity products, we see this as the best option, to assist supplying our handmade products to our valued customers.
With these changes taking place, we want to re-assure you that we will still be committed, and have the ability to focus solely on supplying you with the same great product and services we have for the past 23 years.
Velocity will now be the only U.S. produced aluminium rim in the cycling industry.
John Black, president of Velocity Worldwide, Inc., anticipates this to further propel the company as a leader in quality, ingenuity and customization, customers have come to love and expect from Velocity”
Its sad to see a top class Aussie company like Velocity leave Australia after starting up and being here for 18 years but you gotta do what you gotta do.
“Fifty Fjords is a project by two individuals where we visit, ride along, cross or encounter fifty of the numerous fjords that the ice has written into the land we are fortunate to find ourselves in. With this project, we intend to ride further than we have ever ridden, higher than we have ever been, and in every ride to find inspiration to do all over again.
Cheeks is a pretty incredible artist based in Perth.
She has done work with Blah Skateboards and has pieces that truly unique.
Cheeks was one of the artists featured at the LMTD Space Group Show over in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago. Above are the works that were featured.
Pretty cool ay?
You can follow Cheeks on tumblr.
Selected colours only (blue, red, olive, white and transparent) and for a limited time, so get in quick. Water-resistant, superslim, flexible silicone body, integrated clipping feature, quick-release mounting, directional LEDs. Low battery warning indicator. Visible up to 600 metres.
Credit: Cycling Tips Blog/Mark Gunter
Some damn nice photos from the truly beautiful state of Tasmania and the Tour of Tasmania last week.
“I’ve made a book of my photos from the trip to New York I took in July & August. It’s a full colour perfect bound paperback with 60 pages (photos) from the time I spent in NYC – riding and getting lost, meeting people and exploring the big apple. They’re £5 each and it’s a limited run of 100 copies. Postage and packaging is £2 for UK, £3 for Europe and £4 Rest of World.”
Email Mikey at email@example.com to get a copy
Prizes for first to cross the line, first lady, first junior, best hand, the list goes on.
So get down and win some shit.
September 24, Banks Reserve
You can choose from
30 and 50km rides; Registration is $50/$30 (before 23rd September) or $60/40(after 23rd September) for adult/concession
A 10km family friendly ride; Registration is $25/$10 (before 23rd September) or $30/15(after 23rd September) for adult/children. A family package is also available for $60/$75 for 2 adults and 2 children. Prices are before and after 23rd September.
Starting point is at Pickled Fig Café, South Beach and finishes at Hillarys Beach Park (Whitfords Nodes)
Prizes are still being announced but include best dressed team, first fixed gear bike across the line and first person to cross the line with an item picked up from each Fig Café along the route.
All the info will be up at Ocean Ride for MS website very soon.