cyclist of the week: Marlon Hammes

 
portrait of marlon hammes
 

Where did you grow up?

 

City: Blumenau
State: Santa Catarina
Country: Brazil

 


When did you get into cycling and why?

 

Early 2011, I was looking for a bike to use on my way to work and some friends showed me a fixed gear.
I felt a great desire to ride those bikes and become a part of that culture. Three months later, I bought my first fixed gear.

 
cyclist in action riding aerospoke on bike
 

 


Where would you say is the best place to ride? Any Place you wanna visit?

 

Brazil is really hard to ride. The traffic is very violent and most drivers don't have proper education with cyclists.

Most of roads have potholes and are uneven. In my opinion, Switzerland should be one of the best places to ride. I took three trips there and it's wonderful.

I'd really love to visit France someday since it looks like wonderful place to ride.

 
group ride with Marlon Hammes
 

How do you take your coffee?

 

Black coffee without sugar.

 

Walk us through a day in the life of Marlon Hammes.

 

I wake up at 7am, prepare my coffee and use my commuter to go to work.
I work for about 9 hours a day. I'm a creative illustrator of a fashion brand. 

 
marlon hammes with friends
photo of Marlon Hammes cycling
 

 

What's your current build and what do you love about it so much?

 

Frame: Cinelli Mash Histogram 2014
Front wheel: Aerospoke
Rear wheel: Mavic Ellipse
Crankset: Miche Primato 51t
Seatpost: Thomson
Stem: Cinelli Ant 60mm (thinking about changing it to a Cinelli Mash 90mm)
Handlebar: Ergonova 3T 38cm
Saddle: San Marco Concor Supercorsa

 

Cinelli Mash Histogram 2014 with Aerospoke


What type of music do you listen to? favorite song Currently?

 

Hard Core, Punk Rock and Alternative Rock. I'm currently hooked on the new album of Saosin. Maybe my favorite track of this album is "Racing Toward a Red Light".
 

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