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Samm Henshaw – How Does It Feel?

More… Bikes in Music Videos

Continuing with the Bikes in Music Videos theme, we’ve found a fresh new summer anthem for you…
Including lyrics such as “It goes timeline, swipe right, deep like”, the upbeat track looks into the ways in love is viewed in our culture today

‘How Does It Feel’ is guaranteed to be one that gets you moving, as Henshaw told Hot Press“I just really wanted to start a conversation on what love really is. We talk about love so much in society but are we truly living it?” Iniabasi Samuel Henshaw (born 22 February 1994), professionally known as Samm Henshaw, is a British singer, songwriter and record producer of Nigerian descent, signed to Columbia Records.

Samm Henshaw – How Does It Feel? from Taz Tron Delix on Vimeo.

 

The video, directed by Taz Tron Delix (who has also worked on Declan McKenna’s ‘Humongous’ music video), has an aesthetically-pleasing retro feel to it. The low contrast, dramatic camera angles and zooms match the mood Henshaw creates with the soulful bluesy song.

 

Samm Henshaw – How Does It Feel? – Lyrics

[Intro]
How does it feel to be loved?

[Verse 1]
I just landed on this earth today
Heard people acting crazy over something strange
Brothers be paying for diamonds that they can’t afford
Just to keep up the appearance for a polaroid
All I see is something crazy I don’t understand
Ladies making babies just to keep a man
Fellas chasing Stellas when they got a Pam
They go from Stephanie to Bethany
From definitely to never be so

[Hook]
(How does it feel to be loved?)
Oh, how does it feel?
That’s what they say
Ooo, must be insane, oh yeah
(How does it feel to be loved?)
Somebody has gotta tell me, oh yeah

[Verse 2]
It goes time right, swipe right
Deep like five times
Don’t know what it sounds like
But someone told me it’s a little Marvin with some candle light
A little ocean on the weekend with a can of Sprite
I mean I love ’em white
Ooo, love is such a mystery
I’m so perplexed by all the things my eyes have let me see
People think that love is things like physicality
When in reality it’s meant to hold you down like gravity

[Hook]
(How does it feel to be loved?)
How does it feel to be loved?
That’s what they say
Oh my, must be insane, oh yeah
(How does it feel to be loved?)
How does it feel, how does it feel? Yeah

[Bridge]
You see now
How am I supposed to find love?
If I don’t understand love
How am I supposed to be loved? ooh
And if I have to buy love
Then I don’t really want love
If this is what it means
The fighting and the screams
You want dependency
I need some therapy, oh
(How does it feel to be loved?)
I gotta know, I ain’t too sure
Somebody tell me how does it feel to be loved?

[Hook]
(How does it feel to be loved?)
I just wanna know, yeah
I just gotta know, yeah
How does it feel?
How does it feel to be loved?
Oh my
(How does it feel to be loved?)

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How do you service a BMX? Part 1

Wire Brushed Raw Steel BMX Parts

Servicing a BMX, your step by step go to guide…

 

So your bikes rattling, and a bit stiff, suffered a bit outside and probably a little worse for wear, does it need servicing and some tlc… Have you got rusty Bolts too?
Simple to do you need a strip down and rebuild, it breath a new lease of life into your steed and give it back that sure footed feeling.

Start by giving it a good wash, it’s easier to work on a cleaner bike, even if the dirt looks thin and dry, it’ll shift quickly with a wash and look better once it’s done.

So, first things first, get busy pulling it apart…

Step-by-Step Strip Down

  • Check the seatpost moves, and adjust it a bit maybe to;
  • Pop it in the workstand…
  • Remove the pedals
  • Disconnect the brakes
  • Loosen the Rear Wheel for chain slackening
  • Remove the cranks and Bottom Bracket
  • Remove the wheels
  • Remove the Brake Cables, then pads, then remove the Brake Calipers
    (take care not to separate the springs from the arms, their asymetrical mix them up and your brakes won’t work, worse still you might break  your brakes…)
  • Remove the Handlebar Stem, and Handlebars together, catching the forks
    (watch out! strap a leg to the downtube with a zip-tie to save yourself some toes)
  • Separate the parts on the bars

You should now be left with an almost bare frame… Maybe headset bearing cups and B/B cups remain, the seatpost can come out last, and go back in first, as will any cups you will need to replace.

The Tools Required

So what tools will you need to get this far? Only a few;

  • 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm Allen Keys
  • 15mm or 17mm / 19mm Spanners
  • Large Adjustable and or Plate Spanner
  • A small screwdriver / pry lever
  • A Cross Head Screwdriver

Now you’ll need to clean all the grime and muck off it, you’ll be surprised where it’s got to… Good old soapy water isn’t a bad start, but there’s good alternatives and GT85 will gut through most grime and grease a lot quicker at this stage.

 

Inspecting the damage

Once you’ve got everything cleaned up, you’ll be wondering whats good and what’s worn out, it’s often obvious but if it’s not I’ll cover it all here.

Deep cleaning, and servicing requires some wire wool, and a wire brush for cleaning any stubborn corrosion.

This is the crown race that’s been abused, and this is the good one replacing it.

The bearing surface should be free from pitting and raised bumps, these will feel bad when your steer and may cause further issues as sudden wear can occur at this point.

Anything that can’t be removed with some wire wool will tell you how you’re doing, if the surface wear is extreme or uneven it’s time for a replacement part.

Acceptable level of wear will show now signs of pitting or degraded surfaces, they should show a polish when clean, you should notice a wear path but it should be free from damage.

If your bearings are at all discoloured, pitted, rusty etc… It’s time to change them too, the retaining cage as well if it’s not cleanable, you can remove it adding extra balls to account for the added room and further increasing the life of the cups.

 

Sealed headsets are a bit different, and will require new bearing sets. These are often one of a few standards so it’s always worth checking the spec properly, they’re often marked with a bearing code for ACB Bearings this is important as the wrong size will damage your frame.

 

 

Cleaning for Painting

 

Wire Brushed Raw Steel BMX Parts
Parts Prepared for painting Wire Brushed Raw Steel BMX Parts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting for Finish

You’ll need a clean dust free, still but ideally open warm air environment but lets be too idealistic about what we want and work with what we’ve got.

Finished & Painted Parts for a BMX Rebuild
Finished & Painted Parts for a BMX Rebuild
Painted Bolts in a Wooden holding block
Painted Bolts in a Wooden holding block

A clean & dust free space will mean your parts have a good finish, even and solid paint finish that will stand up to the fresh abuse it will likely receive.

Applying paint in thin layers working you way around in coats will mean a nice consistent glossy (or matt finish) with good coverage and no drips, focusing too much on coverage will mean overspray and drips… In worst cases it will mean nothing works!

Reassembly of Painted Parts

 

Starting with the Cups if they’ve ben removed, then crowns, the B/B, Headset and Forks are the first things to get installed and we’ll cover that in Part 2, that’s it for now folks…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brent BMX Club: Are you ready… for 2016

So, we’ve got the real beginnings of a team brewing for 2016, in anticipation I’ve put together the following order, and their now listed on our website along with the sizing chart.

I’ve got the following coming in for PLAIN jerseys, we’ll keep these on display in the container;

x1 XXXSJ
x1 XXSJ
x1 XSJ
x1 SJ
x1 MJ
x1 LJ
x1 XLJ

x1 S
x1 M
x1 L
x1 XL
x1 XXL

 I’ve got the following requests for Custom Named jerseys;

x1 SJ “CALLUM”

x1 XSJ “JOSE”

x1 XSJ “LENZ”

x1 MJ “EMIL”

x1 M “KIT”

x1 M “IBZI”

x1 L “PEDRO”

x1 L “PANCHO”

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total order x19 SHIRTS

 

If you would like to help us bulk this out further, please place you orders ASAP to get in there amongst the first of them. Jerseys should be here next week, named ones are coming first…

 

And with all this rainy wet weather, here’s a video to cheer you up a bit…
*dont try this at home, I presume your bath is fixed in place anyway!

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Rare Footage from 1976 Kawasaki BMX Race at Saddleback Park

It’s taken a few years but in 2011, Producer and Director Todd Huffman of “The Motocross Files” acquired reels of lost footage from the 1976 motocross series shot by a young filmmaker from San Diego named Ray Baum. The footage had never been edited into anything so after transferring thousands of feet of film into a digital format, hidden in all the wonderful motocross footage was six minutes from this BMX race.

This video was presented for the first time at USA BMX’s 2015 Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA on October 10th, 2015.

Thank you Ray Baum for preserving this and thank you Green Day for writing such a beautiful song that makes us all remember. “Good Riddance”. source: The Motocross Files/YT

Original Article from LIveLeak Read more

 

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Rad Intro HD ‘Break The Ice’ by John Farnham

If you didn’t grow up the 80’s there’s a chance you’ve never used the word RAD! Or heard of the film, TV show… Back then, there wasn’t a better word for it!

The film’s story focuses on Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a young BMX racer who lives in a small town with his mother (Talia Shire) and sister. Cru is faced with a tough decision: the qualifying races for Helltrack are the same day as his SATs, which he must take in order to attend college. However, winning Helltrack means a lucrative sponsorship deal and fame. Cru chooses the latter option, ignoring his mother’s wishes.

Here’s the opening credits

Interested, Want more… Take a look at this amazing trailer, if there’s one thing that’ll stoke your imagination this is how it all started back in “the day” as your Dad (or Mum) might say…

Rad (1986) Theatrical Movie Trailer from CompMovieGuy on Vimeo.

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It’s Friday! Skyway feat. Xinobi – Bmx

TGIF! This is awesome, on so many levels… ET remake? Remind you of your youth at all?

Check out the tunes Giorgio Moroder, Daft Punk-esque inspired grooves with BMXs! and as it’s is a super summerish track that might help those who are living the winter,
Take a minute to watch this before you go day dream through your lunch break…

Enough inspiration for the ride home?

 

Xinobi – Bmx
Discotexas 2008

Sampled: 

Break Machine – Street Dance
Break Dance Party
Record Shack 1984

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I hate Morrisey so I bring you: Bat for Lashes & BMX’s

New up coming feature to stay, bikes in music videos… 

So I googled, “music videos with bicycles” and much to my disappointment click through the first result and it’s Morrisey, The Smiths – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before… Whilst I’m not opposed to The Smiths, I’m not a fan of him and it wasn’t what I had in mind.

 

So, I bring to you Bat for Lashes with her cool choreography of BMX’s following behind her riders all masked with animal heads performing tricks…
One of my favourites of the last few years.

Send in your suggestions, please help us add to the list in the comments below.
Even better, do you know anyone riding in these, spill the beans I’m sure there’s people out there who’d like the recognition and people who’d like to know.

 

Bat For Lashes – What’s A Girl To Do from Blink on Vimeo.

 

It brings to mind this vid, rocking skater girls…

 

Chet Faker – Gold from Hiro Murai on Vimeo.

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BMX club Cluster Sessions start at the Olympic VeloPark, this Tuesday!

The BMX club cluster sessions start at the Olympic VeloPark, this Tuesday, February 17th, 7:30pm – 9pm.

Nathaniel Martin will kick-start the sessions which will then run every Tuesday (7pm – 9pm), with Saturday morning sessions (9am – 11am) also starting on March 7th.

Here’s a great way to get a ride on the best local track around… Well, that depends on where you live I suppose but if you are already a member of a London based BMX Club and you can get along either days or both you should make the trip.  Thinking ahead, you could get some practice in for the London BMX Champs in October

It also represents a good saving on the normal entry cost of Standard £15 Concession £9, although if your not a member of a club you might have to pay to sign up to your local club for the year go a few times and it’ll be worth it. Typical memberships cost vary from club to club but we’ll tell you how to get signed up for free soon…

There no mention of it to be seen so we’re assuming height (age over 10’s) isn’t a problem, Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2in normally applies to VeloPark bookings so if you’re normally too small to rock up and ride this might just make your day.

Cost & equipment:

£5.00 per person per session*

£1.00 each for bike and/or helmet, if needed

• To hire equipment riders will have to complete the standard venue’s equipment hire form.

Riders will pay this fee at reception, and be given a wristband.

  • Volunteers at the track will check riders have a wristband before allowing them to sign in.
  • Riders should give their wristband back to the coach at the end of the session.

*Max of 30 riders per session.

 

Where:

Address

Olympic Park

E20 3AB

 London, United Kingdom

Phone 0845 677 0603
Website visitleevalley.org.uk/en/cont…

 

Any questions please contact bmx@accesssport.org.uk

 

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LONDON BMX SERIES 2015 – DATES ANNOUNCED!

LONDONBMX.co.uk  – LDN 2015 Series has been announced.

With the 2013 / 2014 rounds proving a great success, it’s back again for another year The London BMX series returns in 2015 with a 6 round series.

 

 

2015 Dates are as follows;

23/3 – Round 1  Peckham
19/4 – Round 2 Merton
14/6 – Round 3 Greenwich
26/7 – Round 4 Hayes
20/9 – Round 5 Brixton

Registration 9:30-11:30am – Racing Starts 12:00-midday

6/10 – London Champs & Round 6 Velopark

(This event will start later at 12:00 midday. More info to follow)

For the series, including the LDN Champs, it will be 4 from 6 to count for overall series ranking and trophy

Pre Registration will be via British Cycling for all events

Race Fees:

Novices £6
Experts £11
Payback £16

Expert and Novice Classes at all rounds

Go to www.londonbmx.co.uk for more info at some point in the future.

http://www.londonbmx.co.uk/competitions/london-bmx-race-series/

Age Groups as of 2015.

Expert:

7&Under

8-9

10-11

12-13

14-15

16+ Payback

30+LDN BMX Series 2015

Cruisers:

Male Cruiser

Ladies Cruisers

Junior Cruiser

Novice:

7&Under

8-9

10-11

12-13

14+

Medals or Trophies will be available to all Novice Finalists at each Round.