THE HUNT FOR HACK – Episode Six – Vindication

I have been attempting to make my claimed ‘need’ of a Sidehack legitimate.  Initially, I tried the ‘cargo bike’ angle but Mish suggested panniers on my Steamroller would be better suited to grocery carrying duties. Ok, how ’bout for beer portage? Nope, my mates all live in a dry community. Again a ‘NO’ from Mish. How could I get a … Continue reading “THE HUNT FOR HACK – Episode Six – Vindication”

THE HUNT FOR HACK – Episode Two – Patriot Bicycles

A bit of searching unearthed Patriot Bicycles, perhaps the only contemporary manufacturer of BMX Sidehacks. Their frames have a very ‘agricultural’ look, and judging by the tubeset are probably heavy as fk but given their intended use and abuse, justifiably so. The $599.99US price tag (frame only) is probably out of sync with the B’n’C coffers and I reckon building one from scratch … Continue reading “THE HUNT FOR HACK – Episode Two – Patriot Bicycles”

THE HUNT FOR HACK – Episode One – The Re-Awareness of Hack

Sifting through a box of my Dad’s old photos I came across a 16mm Newsreel that he had shot back in 1983 (The Old Bloke used to be a Cinecameraman for ABC Television).  We pulled the reel out of the box and held it up to the light in the window to see if we could ascertain what the … Continue reading “THE HUNT FOR HACK – Episode One – The Re-Awareness of Hack”

THE HUNT FOR HUNT – Episode Four – ‘Over The Bars’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pi4dYS7OB4 Check the YouTube clip of the “1st Annual ”Over The Bars’ Downhill BMX Jam”.. Mate, I love it. I’m so going to rip off the concept and run a BnC version of the ‘Over The Bars’ Jam next time I’m down south. Grab a heap of tip shop beaters (and hopefully at least one sidehack equipped bike) and rip up … Continue reading “THE HUNT FOR HUNT – Episode Four – ‘Over The Bars’”