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Say goodbye to our defunct WordPress blog, the inability to comment on our hilarious and relevant posts, and everything you hate about this website (I’m happiest to say goodbye to this banner) and head on over to the all-in-one new Geekhouse site at www.GeekhouseBikes.com.

We’re migrated the blog over to the front page, we’ve got a great webstore, new bikes, and more-than once a month posts! But don’t take my word for it…

Go check it out!

The words “obligatory NAHBS recap” have been posted so many times the bandwidth and energy used recapping the #bestNAHBSever could power a small town in China for the better part of a decade. We’ve got a lot to cover but we’re also in the final stages of debuting a new website/blog so I’m going to save the gems for that and in the meantime direct you towards some of the other fantastic coverage of the weekend, care of our friends across the web.

Here goes:

Prolly Is Not Probably:
Recent Roll: Marty and His Geekhouse Woodville
Beautiful Bicycle: My Geekhouse Woodville Details
2011 NAHBS Recon: Geekhouse Bikes
What A Way To End The Day
NAHBS a category (because John’s tag coverage was just too thorough)
And of course… The Flickr heard ’round the world: John Prolly on Flickr

Urban Velo:
All of Urban Velo’s NAHBS coverage over the years.
Brad Q’s Geekhouse Polo-Bike Review

Bicycling Magazine:
Interview with Ben Serotta, Richard Sachs, Gary Smith, Andy Hampsten and our own Gregory Ralich!

COG Magazine’s photography was, as always, on point all weekend long!
Day 1 (keep your eyes peeled for tons of #partymarty shots),
Day 2
(you’ve got a great one there of Greggles and customer #1 Andy of Andy & Sandi fame).

Cycle EXIF:
Geekhouse Woodville

uRideTV:

“Simple ‘n sweet” interview with Bradford of Geekhouse Bikes

Bike Snob:

“hipster” cycling had reached its apotheosis

Bike Rumor:

Geekhouse Bikes’ Trick Bicycle Builds for Prolly, Urban Velo, Others

Trend Hunter:

Geekhouse Woodville, booze holding bikes

Geekhouse Bikes NAHBS Flickr Set:

And there’s a ton more! If you haven’t seen any shots from this weekend either on our 2011 NAHBS Flickr Set or somewhere else then I am sorry you lead such an unfulfilled life. Next post from us will be on the all new site! See you there.

With NAHBS fast approaching we’re starting to collect all the goodies coming with us and the first one we’d like to share with you is our new Teen Wolf inspired Geekhouse t-shirt!

“There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese.” -Coach Finstock

For those unfamiliar with the seminal Michael J. Fox classic, Teen Wolf- familiarize yourself immediately.  One of the most important films of our time, the movie chronicles the troubled times of a young Scott Howard (Michael J.) on his quest to normalcy.  With a “$6 haircut” and a girl next door on his arm he’s ready to hop on to the long train ride to the middle. When all of a sudden, he realizes he’s actually a werewolf! Ipso facto it turns out werewolves rule at basketball and then the fat guy from Pee-Wee gets all pissed and someone makes a pseudo-racist werewolf comment at the school dance.  There’s that babe, but she’s dating that dude, and then she wants to date Scott but he just brushes past her and goes back to Boof (the girl next door).  I think the lesson of the movie is something about inter-species breeding, I’m not exactly sure. But anyways… Scott’s friend, Styles, tries to capitalize on Teen Wolf fever by producing t-shirts and selling them in between classes.  Also, they surf on top of a van.

We took a little creative license and re-imagined the shirt that Styles sells into a Geekhouse shirt. $20. Available in Austin while supplies last.

Check out our offer for a FREE POWDER COAT (with bicycle donation) courtesy of Roll It Forward. Hit the pic. to learn all the details.

We’ve been plugging away on NAHBS stuff including the gussying up of our profile page on the new NAHBS website. This is where we’ve been uploading the first batch of shots from Heather Mcgrath. I threw up Melvin’s Wormtown last week (below) and just now posted up Brad’s Rockcity (also below). In the coming weeks I’ve got studio shots of Lewis’ Rockcity and Chachi’s and then some new ones are coming down the pipeline as soon as we finish them up and bring ‘em over to the studio.

Be sure to stay up on all the Geekhouse and non-Geekhouse NAHBS postings by Liking NAHBS on Facebook.

Like the rest of greater America I went to see a movie over the Holiday break, a quiet enjoyable film with a friend, nothing special… little did I know I was about to be bombarded with 2+ hours of the most blatant display of Geekhouse piracy since the Indonesian knock-offs.

I’m talking of course about a film called Tron Legacy.

This movie, although a visual masterpiece, sickened me. The entire thing was a flagrant rip-off of our livelihood and I am disappointed in Jeff Bridges, Disney, and everyone involved for such gross misconduct and copyright infringement.

Here’s how I see it.

Rip-off #1: Motorcycle mumbo-jumbo

Marty, Dan, Stebs, AND Ian are all about the young-hip motorcycle gang thing and have been for the better part of the last year. DSG was featured on Dime City Cycles, Ian has been building himself a new gas tank for the better part of the last month, and Marty’s Cafe Racer is basically a babe vacuum. Nice try Tron but you’re 10 months too late which is like 11 months in hipster time.

Gross Injustice #2: SUPER tight clothing

This one is a no-brainer. Greggles has been pushing the limits of skinny jean/man-capri technology for years now and the Tron disc-suits are clearly just a conceptual evolution of Levi’s 511s… Shameless.

Impudent Infringement #3: Light Bikes

So basically, the vast majority of the movie focuses around these super whips called “Light Bikes” or something. All I have to say to this is.. how dare you? This is clearly a conspicuous copy of Bianca’s fork leg Integrated LED from 2010 NAHBS… briefly, this is incorrigible.

Flagrantly Flaunted Fabrication #4: Hipster Babez

This one hits so close to home it’s almost hard to discuss. Casting Olivia Wilde as the lead female in a movie with a sound track by Daft Punk is basically like turning Sunday nights at The Model into a feature length film. Don’t even get me started on her asymmetrical bangs.

The Nail in the Proverbial Counterfeit Coffin: Girl Problems

The back and forth between Quorra (Olivia Wilde) and Garrett (Sam Flynn) was an audacious, bare-faced, and unabashed theft of the girl problems we experience. At what point do we draw the line between creative license and straight-up plagiarism? The will-they-won’t-they, back and forth sexual tension, when Sam saves Quorra and reclaims Kevin’s disc; the trio then commandeer an aerial shuttle and are pursued by Clu, his guards and Rinzler using Light Jets. Between Quorra’s evasive flying and Sam manning the rear turret, they manage to shoot down Clu’s guards… Sound familiar?

The. Exact. Same. Thing. (basically) happened to Greg and Brad like, LAST WEEK, when that girl wouldn’t come over to watch Glee. Six of one, half dozen of the other. It’s nauseating.

We couldn’t do anything about the Indonesian knock-offs but this is happening in movie theaters across the cross-country on our home turf. Disney, if you’re reading this (and you better be), we expect full compensation in the form of a dinner-date with Olivia Wilde ASAP. I’ll be awaiting your call.

Finally grabbed some shots of Erik’s Rockcity. The raw finish and white components were so much fun to shoot in the 12+ inches of snow on the front yard! Click any of the pictures to see the whole Flickr photo set.

Just threw some process shots up on Flickr of two new Mudville CX frames headed to Blue Lug in Japan

Will's Polo Bike  -  Front End

A very Merry Christmas to us all. Our gift to you? These beautiful shots of Will’s S&S polo bike featuring a bevvy of add-ons including curved seat tube, custom mounted brake bosses, S&S couplers, a HUGE Yo Marty fork, and more! Hit the picture to check out the set with tons of pictures of this raw beauty!

Click the pic. to check out Melvin’s new 29er on Flickr! We don’t build too many MTBs these days, what with all the sick fixies we’ve been churning out, but this one was a blast and we hope to build some more soon!

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