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New Fixie Bike from Solé Bicycles - Sole Bike Review

Just picked out a new fixed gear bike from my friends over at Solé Bicycles and I’m stoked on it. If you haven’t checked them out yet, I highly recommend heading over to their website and flipping through the different fixie and single speed bikes they have for sale. I promise you that you will want to buy one as soon as you see them. The hard part will be deciding which one to get. I went with the Schmohawk, although it was a tough choice between the Schmohawk and the Ocean Front Walk (pictured below.) I haven’t seen too many Sole Bicycle reviews out there so I thought I’d write one.

The cool part about Solé bikes is that they can be switched between fixed gear and single-speed bikes whenever you want.

Ocean Front Walk Sole Bicycle

If you’re in the market for a new fixie bike then definitely check out Solé, which is based in Venice Beach, CA, but ships all over the world. The price, at $379, is much lower than any other fixies of this quality you will find on the market. I test rode a couple of their bicycles at the Solé Gallery grand opening last week and couldn’t believe how high-quality these bikes are, not to mention they are the coolest looking bikes around. They also had the Bag Raiders perform live, and they are one of my favorite artists. Here are some highlights from the night:

If you’re looking for a more unique looking bike, Solé does custom collaborations with local artists that can really make your bike stand out. Check out the Solé below from local Venice artist K-Fish:

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I give the Solé Bicycle I reviewed 5 out of 5 stars

Bye-Bye California Real Estate... And I Mean it This Time

During the ‘08 panic, the government was doing whatever it could in an attempt to stimulate the economy. Programs like TARP and Quantitative Easing were covered in the media, but a lesser-known stimulus was the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. The Act increased the loan limit that could be backed by the FHFA in some bubble areas as much as $729,759. Essentially, regulators would find the median sales price for the county with the highest median values and would then use that price to derive the loan limit for…

This landed in my inbox last night.
Thanks a lot Jerry Brown. Another example of an old-world politician failing to understand new-world business. No, this does not level the playing field for brick and mortar retailers, this just sends tax money to other states. On a side note: bravo, Amazon.

This landed in my inbox last night.

Thanks a lot Jerry Brown. Another example of an old-world politician failing to understand new-world business. No, this does not level the playing field for brick and mortar retailers, this just sends tax money to other states. On a side note: bravo, Amazon.

La Jolla, California

La Jolla, California