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We had a GREAT TIME @ The Bicycle Beauty Pageant and Kaleidospoke… here is a peek at the festivities!

I hope you got one of these in your spokes...


... if you did, it means your bike was in contention for the Bicycle Beauty Pageant.

The spoke cards were made by Joel Lipovetsky for the event, they are limited… and they’re for CLOSERS.

... another one of Tony's classic cruisers from yesteryear.


Kaleidospoke Mural...

Kaleidspoke Mural on the back wall with Tony Ballantine's classic Raleigh hanging above.


Kaleidospoke Mural and the Cinelli SuperPista with RVCA and Twist graphic treatment.

Karen's Turner won the "Prettiest" award for 2011, highly deserving bike!


Carlos' Pugsley, this bike can roll over anything... or anyone.

Mark and Becky are waiting to be judged!

Donna and her Lazy Susan were all dressed up!

It was a great party with Kaleidospoke and the Bicycle Beauty Pageant together this year.


... Judging...

The Judges this year were very HARDNOSE!


Rawson's Schwinn Madison... whoa!

David Bell's Peach and Andrew's Casati Laser... chillin'.


Bike geeks are funny.


Kether checks out the chrome Schwinn LeTour that we all knew was gonna win Best of Show as soon as we saw it roll in.

Carlos has a SERIOUS bike addiction!

Val's vintage Stumpjumper, there is one of these in the Smithsonian!


Ginger played some awesome tunes for us.

Hannah and Andrew offer their critique on this year's field.

Best Fixie was won by our very own JC Walker!

We attracted quite a crowd this year!

Kaleidospoke piece on the outside of CCA.





The 2nd Annual Mellow Velo Bicycle Beauty Pageant… THIS FRIDAY July 15th, 2011 @ C.C.A. 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Bring out your prettiest bike for our Pageant... win some schwag and trash-talking rights!!!

Show us how much you LOVE your bike… by SHOWING IT OFF!!!

... and don't skimp on the footwear either, it better go with your pageant entry!!!


Be there between 5pm – 6:30pm to set up, Judging will start at 6:30pm and awards will be given at 7:30pm

Categories include but are not limited to:

  • Best Road Bike
  • Best Mountain Bike
  • Best Fixed Gear
  • Best Cruiser
  • Best Commuter
  • Prettiest Overall
  • Best Identity Crisis
  • Most Compelling
  • “Mocho”est Bike on the Street
  • Best Paint
  • …and anything else WE come up with!



Our friend David is building a Pump-Track in his yard… we had to do our part to make sure he can get some AIR when it’s done!

Al was seriously stoked on this build-up, the tapered headtube is a serious upgrade!

The Transition Bank has these very cool drop-outs that allow you to lower and raise the bottom bracket.


What a great selection of components! Transition really did their homework! Their own components looked and worked great too, we especially liked the old-school waffling on the saddle!


The finishing touch was to get David a super low-profile pedal for his giant feet! The Canfield Brothers Crampon pedals rode as great as they looked! Wafer-thin.... yes, that IS the actual spindle you are looking at.


We had a visit from Jason “Firsty”, our Crank Brothers rep, to show us the new goodies…

Check out the new Crank Brothers pedals, saddles, and seatpost! We'll give you a full report after a test ride.

from L to R:

The 11 Seatpost: 1-piece Carbon, 160 grams, 1 bolt clamp

The 11 Saddle: Replaceable Titanium Rails, Padded and Flexible Nose for technical climbing

The Mallet 2 Pedal: Aluminum/ Polycarbonate body, narrow profile for cornering

The Mallet 1 Pedal: Polycarbonate body, same narrow profile

The 50/50 Pedal: Dirt Jumping and Downhill Pedal with Aluminum and Polycarbonate body

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