Tiny Hat Society – Free Patches from All-City

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Super stoked on this one!

from the AC Blog
We’d like to introduce you to our All-City owners group: The Tiny Hat Society.

We wanted to make an official arm of A.C. dedicated to celebrating the riders who make doing this worthwhile. Clubs are cool, having a posse is cool. Everyone needs a posse. THS is our clique, our crew, our posse. If you’re down with AC, we’re down with you. We’ll be making a series of patches, caps, shirts, etc to celebrate rides, events, achievements, and the All-City owners who make our little brand possible.

The Name: There is a brewery in South Minneapolis where if you’re a member of the cylcing community no matter when you show up, it’s almost guaranteed that a few of your friends are already there. It’s the spot to be. One of the bartenders, who previously had not interacted much with cyclists, started using “tiny hats” as a group reference. As in “oh, you’re one of the tiny hats.” We thought this was hilarious.

Because this project aims to celebrate you, the AC owner, the inaugural patch will be sent to you free by us. It’s our thanks to you for supporting.

You obtain this patch by filling out the Bike Registration form in the footer of the website. Just scroll down and there it is. We aren’t sending these to every John, Nick, and Mary, it’s an owners group, and to get in on this exclusive first offering you need to register your bike as proof of ownership. Our crack crew of customer service pros will then mail you out a THS badge.

This offer applies only to U.S. residents. Unfortunately sending things Intl. involves quite a bit of hassle and expense so we’re starting with our home base of the States. Sorry about that, but we need to pull this off domestically before we go over committing ourselves.

So register your bike, make it all official, and please send us pics when you get your patch sewn onto something cool.

Rossin

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spotted locked up at the Uptown Crit, love the internal routing and the shaped tube set. Well loved.

Nature Valley Grand Prix – Uptown Crit

The pros are back in town for the week!

 

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Dose of Awesome

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Steve Potts Titanium Dirt Drop 29’er

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This beauty belongs to my buddy Ben Witt, brand manager of Whisky Parts Co, and is one of a handful of real stunners that he calls his own. The dude’s got great taste, as this build really shows. All killer, no filler.

It was built as a drop bar bike with a non-suspension corrected fork. He originally also had a Potts fork, and when that met an untimely end, local good guy Mike Pofahl built the replacement that you see here.

Steve Potts Titanium Drop Bar 29’er
Fork: built by Mike Pofahl
Cranks: Paul
Hubs: Paul
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic
Headset: Cane Creek 110
Bar: Salsa Woodchipper
Stem: Dimension
Brake Levers: SRAM
Brakes: Avid BB7
Seatpost: Kent Eriksen Titanium
Saddle: Brooks
Pedals: ISSI

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The Pofahl fork is an absolute beast

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I actually didn’t realize that Paul made a non-fixie crank. Dang cool stuff.

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White Industries trials freewheel of course

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The seat post and saddle, one word: proper!

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Beauty of a head badge

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Starting your Monday off right!

BMX Video Monday

Dose of Awesome: Style God

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Never Too Late

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D
o the things you’ve always wanted, be the person you’ve always wanted to be!

Oldie But a Goodie

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Was stoked to see Trevor bring along this little gem on our trip to Vilas. Pre-2010 Bike Jerks cap that I hand dyed pink and printed. Making these was an absolute nightmare given the wrinkles in the fabric and lengths you have to go to in order to get a screen to be relatively flat on the already constructed fabric.

I’ve even seen a few of these go on the second hand market, and if you happen to have one collecting dust, get at me. I’ll take it off your hands.

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All-City Breakfast Club Ride This Friday – MPLS

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Meetup for the second of All-City’s Breakfast Club rides taking place the third Friday of every month and departing from Angry Catfish.

We’ll be there at 7:30 to fuel up on pastries and coffee, and will be rolling out at 8am.

This months ride will be a dirt mtb ride at a casual pace covering roughly 11 miles of singletrack and 10 miles of pavement. The plan is to hit Theo Wirth, if Theo is closed, we’ll tackle the bootlegs.
MTB’s are encouraged, though cross bikes will work fine in the hands of a skilled rider.

As it’s looking to be dang hot out, expect a quick stop off at Cedar Lake on the way back for a quick kit swim (swimming in your kit) or of course you can feel free to bring a swimsuit or whatever.