Humpday Magic

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You might remember the pre-24 Hour stoke post from 3am when I couldn’t unglue my eyes from the Bitchy Tutorial from Officine Sfera. Don’t judge me, I was just deeply interested in maintaining my handlebar.

Here’s what the OS says about the intent of the videos and a little more about their project.

Why we made these videos:
We are all graphic designers, designers, illustrators, video makers and producers that share a passion for bicycles, so we decided to team up and make a series of videos that would reflect our passion for restoring classic bicycles. The internet is full of videos, images and gifs of hot babes on bikes so we just decided to embrace the stereotype. Why not, babes on bikes never seems to get old, well, at least not for us. The only problem we had with all these videos is that while the bicycle is always featured alongside the flavor of the week, it is never heralded for it’s original function. What does milk have to do with cycling, for example? There are so many actions that could be sexualized in bike mechanics, why not use them and make a video that is at least slightly informative as well as sexy. Of course, we realize that our tutorials are more like trailers to the complete tutorial than a full-on tutorial, but if we manage to transmit just a little of our passion for bicycles to the next then we’re happy. And hell, wouldn’t you rather have Valentina as a tutor than the usual hairy-dudes-in-their-garages youtube tutorials?

Yes indeed, Valentina is much better looking than the boys at my LBS, but can she drink beer like them? If yes, I think I’ve found myself a new wrench.

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did. Give them a like on the social networks because I’m sure you will want to be in the know when their next tutorial is released. I mean, we need to keep our bikes running properly don’t we?

Up next, 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo recap, just trying to get my head un-fuzzy from the weekend. Be chill, be nice, ride bikes lots. Cheers.

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About Cupcake

I don’t have a beer gut, I’ve developed a liquid grain storage facility.

11 Replies to “Humpday Magic”

  1. I damned sure don’t trust ANYONE working on a bike that don’t know what a repair stand is.

  2. Ralph, the old school QRs that had an enclosed cam and all-metal construction work fine on fixed gears. I’ve ridden them many a mile with no slippage whatsoever. Sheldon Brown (RIP) had a pretty good article on the subject.

    But the bike in the video clearly had a freewheel.