Completely off the nerd scale is this post about exhaust pipes! My winter project is redoing my bikes set up! mostly its cosmetic and some tidying but I am thinking about running high pipes? What do you guys think? keep em low or head them high like a Thursday night MTB ride?
This Sunday the race to end all races! T.White’s Bikes to Arcade Ak
Skate, Bike, Combined skate/bike teams!! get your ass to Auckland this weekend!
Paul and I went on a pretty epic mission today across the Waitakere ranges and across Muriwai beach. We rode in the rain, sun, sand, dirt, and gravel. the beach was so much fun ripping around on the bikes. My bike broke down once! but we got it running again as it started getting dark.
This is my L&S Creations cruiser. These frames and parts are being reproduced by Boss BMX founder Carlo Lucia to the exact specs from back in the day. Carlo started out making frames for Patterson and Panda before going on to start Boss. After Boss folded, Carlo set up L&S Creations.
People either seem to love or hate the paint, which is cool. Rather than trying to buy a patina, I was going for something I’d seen at the Old School BMXhibition I put on a few years back. Andy White had picked up this rad Titan BMX with this crazy textured paint job just like the mini in the pic below. Hutch also did a run of frames in the same colour/finish which they called Futuristic Black. They were super rare and freaky looking.
I just really liked the texture of the paint, which Josca aptly described as looking like it had been pulled out of a tar pit. I reckon it has a kind of 80s sci-fi feel, like Bladerunner meets Robocop. Tim at Procoat knew exactly what I was after and nailed it first time.
T.Whites Bikes sorted me out with all the profile bits, including an awesome looking set of blood red mini hubs.
Tim White, the choice dude that he is, gave me a brand new set of Jive Tentacle grips complete with Jive nuts. Rad!
The rest of the bits were mid-school parts that I had picked up from here and there, including a new Odyssey Svelte saddle, chrome GT layback seat post (Adventure Cycles find), Odyssey Pozi-stop seatpost clamp and an Odyssey pitbull brake.
Lola, the youngest full patched member of SkullBikeClub stopped by the store for some treasure hunting and getting the fit right on her new mini bike. Look out for a bike check on Lola’s GT mini in the future.
Bowled my best game tonight!
Had a pretty epic weekend working on the bike and spent almost an entire day getting the pipes sorted.
After a long and thought out decision on the pipes I finally went with a different option. At first I was going to run high pipes! but it just did not look right! so I decided to go with the above option.
Dammmm that is nasty. What you might notice is the Ritchey Logic headset cup welded into place to take the pipes from 38mm to 45mm. Need to clean the welds better.
Another shit IPhone photo, but a good look at the pipes. I think it was a good move redoing them.
Due to the loss of the starter motor I also lost my clutch cable stop. This is what I came up with.
The curved part is from a Shit steel caliper brake, the arc was close to perfect. The flat steel plate was from some old Dexion shelves Worrall’s were throwing out. I fired up the Mig and fused the two together then added the necessary speed holes, polished it up then sealed it with some clear-coat! Also notice my new Live To Ride cooler.
I have been burning the midnight oil working on the bike over the last couple weeks and last week I tackled the foot controls. lucky for me there don’t play midnight oil on “the sound” Let’s start with the before picture.
This is the original GB foot rest and controls before I started.
The brake lever side after some modification.
And the gear lever side, notice how the speed holes are all over the place. Something about having them all crocked and out of line looks best in my glazed eyes.
On the lamer side of the progress, the clutch lever snapped in half??? it hit against a door wile moving the bike and snapped off like it was glued on! I guess a $35 dollar lever will do that!
The impending list!