Lockedcog Edit – Six Pack

Kris has been putting out edits pretty regularly these days. He went out with Alex again and grabbed a few quick shots around town. Stay tuned for more as Lockedcog ramps up for their 2.0 release.

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NAHBPC 2012 – Crazy Canucks

I had some time to hang out with the current Bike Polo World Champions, The Crazy Canucks, while down in Milwaukee at the NAHBPC. Rory, Chris, and Alex are a great bunch of guys and I had a good time talking bikes and polo with them. This year is their first year as an EighthInch sponsored team and their first major tournament on Scramblers. So far the bikes are preforming great for them. They are strong, fast, and handle great. We hope the advantages the Scramblers are offering keeps them at the top of their game!

The guys finished the first two days of Swiss rounds with a record of 5-2-2 giving them the 7th seed for Sunday’s bracket. After shutting out The Royals in the first round the Canucks lost 3-2 to the Crusaders of Love. They got another victory in the losers bracket but eventually lost 5-4 to Manthousand to give them a 13th place finish overall. It wasn’t the finish they were looking for but they still played well. Some poorly timed mechanical issues along with a couple bad bounces didn’t help their cause. With the competition among the best I’ve seen at a major tournament there wasn’t much room for error. I’m sure the team will be able to regroup and come back strong as they prepare to defend their in title as World Champions in Geneva next month.

Stay tuned for more NAHBPC coverage featuring EighthInch teams and riders next week.

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NAHBPC 2012 – Portland United

I got the chance to spend last weekend down in Milwaukee at the NAHBPC. It was great to hang out and have some laughs with the people you normally only talk to through email. The heat was sweltering but there was more than enough water and beer to keep everyone hydrated.

One of the teams I  spent some time with was Portland United. Eric, Jason, and Arlyn have been playing together on Portland United for two years now and it definitely shows when you watch them play.  Their chemistry is great and they all play to their individual strengths. This is their first year together as part of the EighthInch team and they couldn’t be happier to be riding our Scramblers. Eric told me it’s the best polo bike he’s ever owned. The compact geometry makes it easy to maneuver in tight places and the handling is excellent. The splined crank and sprocket is stiff and responsive making it easy to accelerate and get across the court.

The team finished Saturday with a record of 6-2-1 to put them in the 6th seed going into Sunday’s tournament round. After advancing pretty far in tournament play Portland was eventually knocked out by the Guardians and took home 4th place. It was a nice improvement over last years 9th place finish and it puts them in a great spot going into the World Championship in Geneva next month.

Stay tuned for more NAHBPC coverage featuring EighthInch teams and riders next week.

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“Hoodcellhour” via Lockedcog

Kris posted a little edit a few days back. With about an hour of daylight left he took his Butcher out and tried to hit whatever spots he could find within a few blocks of his apartment. Nothing big or fancy on this one, just a guy, his bike, and a camera phone. Sometimes it’s best to just keep it simple.

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Photo Friday – Portland Edition

Our friends from Portland United sent us some photos from the Cascadia Regional Qualifier a few weeks back. The guys took home a solid third place finish and got their new Scramblers dialed in for the NAHBC next weekend. Best of luck in Milwaukee guys, see you in a week!

NEW EighthInch CNC Splined Sprockets

Along with our Butcher frames we also got in our long awaited solid steel sprockets. These new sprockets are CNC machined out of solid steel to eliminate the need for an insert and they will fit any 19mm 48 spline spindle. The tooth sizes available are 25, 28, 33, 36, and 39t.

Kris has been riding his for about six months now and showing almost no signs of wear. Check out his full review here. These are a great choice if you want a strong sprocket for your fixed freestyle bike or need to get that low ratio you’ve been looking for on your polo bike. To see more details or to pick one up stop by your local EighthInch dealer or get them online at WS-Outlet.com.

Milwaukee Mario Cart Crit Race

The minute I saw the title of this race I knew we had to sponsor it. July 21st at Lakeshore Park is the Mario Cart Crit Race. It’s $10 to race and all the proceeds will go to the Bike Messenger Emergency Fund. Go out and race for your chance to win some great EighthInch loot, just watch out for green shells.

New LockedCog Edit

Kris took a little cellphone edit over the weekend. Nothing too serious in this one, but sometimes that makes for the most enjoyable riding. Check it out.

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Butcher V2 Frames Now In Stock!


The long wait is over, we finally got in our V2 Butcher frames this past weekend. Pre-orders will be shipping out today and all new orders will follow shortly. To reward you for your wait we are giving away free Butcher T-shirts with every frame purchase. Just put your shirt size in the “order notes” field when placing your order.  You can find them for sale on WS-Outlet.

Kris has been putting his through the ringer for almost a year now and he has nothing but great things to say about it. From bike polo to freestyle to the daily grind of a messenger it’s been put in every situation and preformed great. Upgrades for the V2 Butcher include a stronger toptube, stiffer rear triangle, and 14mm dropouts (10mm adapters included). For more info check out the full specs below.

  • 50, 53, 56, or 59cm
  • Raw or Root Beer Finish
  • Straight guage 4130 Chromo Steel
  • 45/45 Integrated Headset
  • 14mm Dropouts (10mm adapters included)
  • Mid Bottom Bracket
  • Removable 990 Brake Mounts
  • Removable Rear Cable Mount
  • 700×50c Tire Clearance
  • Bar Spin Clearance In All Sizes
  • Includes Mid-BB, Seatpost, Seatclamp, and Headset

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Butcher V2 Pre-Orders!!!

The wait is over!  After selling through our first run of the Butchers we have made some small tweaks and are now expecting our V2’s by the end of next week.  We have fitted the new Butchers with 14mm dropouts to work with your favorite FGFS hub and used full chromo straight gauge 4130 tubing to ensure it withstands any abuse you can throw at it.  The frames are available in Raw or Root Beer and a size run of 50, 53, 56 and 59cm.  Pre-Orders are now open and the frames will ship out no later than June 27th.  Cruise on over to WS-Outlet to place your order today!