In collaboration with sportsmen, riders, messengers, collectors, artists and other bike lovers we gathered an admirable collection of fixed gear stuff. We hope to pass on their enthusiasm to you.
You can check out a part of the collection here online. To see the whole collection visit us untill August 22nd at Mediamatic Bank. Bring your bike!
These bikes are shown during the Sur Place exhibition
This is the collection of fixed gear bikes that can be admired in our window display until August, 22nd. We have selected them for their sleek looks, historical importance or anecdotal peculiarity.
Bike Crash Portraits
Eyes on damaged faces for Sur Place
For our Sur Place exhibition (May 8, 2010), I'm collecting portraits of people who have crashed with their bike and live to tell the story (and have their picture taken). Please send me your...
Collection of Dutch treasures
During Sur Place we present a media library with a selection of interesting Dutch Bicycle Film Productions and a selection from the Bicycle Film Festival Amsterdam. Sur Place will also host some...
Alleycats' little momentos
Spoke cards serve to identify alleycat racers, like numbers on a runner's uniform. Riders stick laminated cards between the spokes of the back wheel. After the finish, the cards are often kept...
An overview of (fixed) frame builders
These are the bicycle menders we look up to. We exhibit bikes of all different bike brands. On this page you can find information about specific bicycle menders. For the complete bicycle collection...
The making of Sur Place
A short history of Sur Place + the fixed gear bike
Where and when did the fixed gear bike originate? How did it end up at Mediamatic? How did the exhibition come into existence, and what does Sur Place even mean? Find the answers to all these burning...