New kits are up. They’re being made by Zoca Gear in San Diego and 5% of all the sales will be going to Rescue Project because dogs are the best.
Ordering will close on November 15 and ship December 15 and can be ordered here:
Size chart is here: Zoca Sizing
I’m currently in Philadelphia getting excited for the Philly Bike Expo this weekend. If you’re around, stop by for a visit!
Philly is just a month away! There are some things rolling out for it! Lauren and I got some love from some local media.
My favorite painter, Rudi of Black Magic Paint just moved to Portland and we’ve also been getting a lot of love thanks to the beautiful paint he did on the team bikes!
Lauren and I also signed up for the Philly Bike Expo in November. It’s a long way off, but we are able to share the booth and keep costs down, so I’m expecting it to be a really good weekend for everyone.
And last but not least, I sat down and put together a little post for Velocipede Salon’s Smoked Out section. Feel free to ask questions there. I’ll try and keep tabs on it. I’m super honored to be included in a long list of builders I have a ton of respect for.
And a couple pictures..
Lots of things have been in constant flux for me for a while now, but building is still moving forward. Thought I’d dump some photos off while I figure out how to push instagram photos this way. Of course you can always follow me there directly @mothattack!
I officially picked up and moved everything to Boulder, CO just in time for snow. Before shoving off from the west coast I got some folks rolling on their bicycles with the help of Golden Saddle Cyclery and specifically mechanic extraordinaire, Woody. I’m really sad to leave those guys behind, but really happy to be at the base of the Flat Irons and around some amazing cyclists and small companies making it work out here.
I’m looking to fill any new track orders before the season starts in 2014, so if you were thinking about it, please let me know and I can plan accordingly!
I just uploaded a new shirt design to Big Cartel. I’m going to have a pre-order open until April 30th with shirts shipping by the end of May. They won’t be pre-order only, but I won’t be placing a large order for extras, especially since there are 8 available sizes.
About the shirts:
Aaron was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis so his work has been limited and his bills are never-ending. $5 from every shirt is going to him to help with his bills!
Slim cut, 100% Fine Jersey cotton construction. Durable rib neckband. The softest, smoothest, best-looking T-shirt you’ll find. Garments are constructed and printed in the U.S.A.
This Friday we will be hanging out with Levi’s at Orange 20 bikes once again. Join us in launching the 2012 Levis Commuter Collection of Limited-Edition Custom Tees made in collaboration with Ritte, Orange 20 and Moth Attack. Proceeds go to the Bicycle Kitchen, Encino Velodrome and Bikes to Rwanda.
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show did not disappoint this year. All the builders I got to see and talk with had amazing things going on in their booths. I’ve missed a couple years of the show as an attendee, and I don’t think I ever will again. Aside from getting up close with some radical bikes, I love frame builders. Maybe it’s part of how I got here, but I rarely find such a large gathering of people as something to look forward to rather than dread. It’s also the only time of year I get to see a lot of the folks that turn up as we all converge on one city for 4 days and it’s not Las Vegas.
My favorite photos so far have come from Prolly is Not Probably and Urban Velo. I saw the official NAHBS photos as they were being taken, but they aren’t yet on the internet.
John Watson always does a great job covering events. I often look to him to follow events I attend because I never get to see everything I want to.
I looooove the photos from Urban Velo. I’ve linked to the website before as I was included in an article that accompanied a short film I was a part of in 2010. This time Brad managed to get some of the best lit shots of the show in front of the women’s bathroom. It only took one try to get this super mean photo of me.
Last but certainly not least, new kits are available through Voler! I love working with them and they make it easier every year. The quality is great and the prices are totally reasonable. The order closes on MARCH 18th, so don’t wait!
All of the images can be found on the Moth Attack Facebook Page.
Now Interbike has come and gone and I couldn’t be more relieved. It’s a beast I love and hate, but this year was better than ever. We officially unveiled the Ritte Racing x Moth Attack track bike all dressed up in it’s shiny new paint and brand new parts. To say it was an attention hog would be an understatement. I actually had my new friends from Handlebar Moustache drag me across the show floor to see the bike in person.
Some other folks who actually seem to like blogging wrote posts about the show here:
Plans to ride the Furnace Creek 508 were foiled this year, but I’ll be out there for support and to watch a friend finish the race on his new custom fixed gear road frame.
Have I ever mentioned that Iove S&S Couplers? We took a ‘vacation’ this year where I spent 4 days being a nerd with Eric Baar of Ground Up Designs. He started teaching me how to TIG weld, so I’ll be spending my winter trying to get control of that and maybe build myself a new road bike cause we all know the last thing I need is another track bike.
I’m headed to Austin at the end of February for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Originally, I had intended to just attend and wander the show for the weekend, but I’m not eligible as a new builder next year, so I felt like I should take advantage of the new builder tables now. I’m already overwhelmed with the thought of the show, but it’ll be fun if Austin is half the town I’ve been promised!
I’ve also started using my twitter account a bit more. Still not super tweet-savy, but I’m catching up with the technology. I’m trying to keep the dog and cat talk to a minimum. Moth Attack Twitter
Added some photos to the gallery as well. I know it only shows 6 at a time, just refresh it for now!