Someone mentioned I don’t have a link to a bmx bike check in my signature, so I figured it’d be a good excuse to sort one out.
Frame: 21.25inch Cult OS V3
Fork: Skavenger Flat Iron
Bars: Colony 24/7
Stem: S&M Challenger
Cranks: WeThePeople Royal V2
Bottom Bracket: Backbone
Chainring: Federal Street
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Chain: Odyssey Bluebird
Headset: Eclat Dual
Front wheel: Colony Contour with Cult Match hub guards
Rear wheel: Odyssey Hazard Lite rim laced to Federal Reverse V2 freecoaster with a S&M Cymbal hubguard
Grips: Odyssey Chase Hawk
Pegs: Division Brand Sync. Two front, one rear
Seat: Federal Fat pivotal
Seatpost: Divison Stump
Tyres: Demolition Momentum 2.2inch
Extras: No spacer in bottom bracket, cut rear axle down on drive side, ground down the grind side dropout so it sits flush with the peg and hub guard, cut flanges off grips, running Cult hub guards on a Colony hub which I’ve never ever seen previous and ground out dropouts so my wheel is slammed as much as it can be. I run gum grips because they last longer and feel better than the black version of the same grip (for anyone wondering).
I’ve had two different frames between this and the Deuce!
A WTP Warriors and a 22inch Solid King Cobra.
The Deuce had a 14.25inch rear end, which I grinded down to 14inches and it was too long still.
I rode a 21.3inch Warriors for a year or so and then figured I would try a longer frame with a shorter rear end, so bought the Solid.
In the end, despite being more comfortable, the manual point was really low and it bunnyhopped funny because of the strange dimensions.
So in the end, I’m back riding a 21.25inch top tube and 13.55inch rear end.
It felt strange at first, but now it is just second nature. When I’m riding my big bikes I still look down at the chain on the right when riding along, I don’t think I’ve ever looked to the left and wondered where my chain was, or vice versa.
woo freecoaster! Enjoy and tell me how the colony one rolls. Maintaining a loose ball coaster (nankai) is difficult but sealed units are supposed to be a breeze (relatively). I’m actually looking to switch to a cassette after riding a coaster for my whole bmx career.
You don’t have a cassette wheel (14mm), slim pivotal seat or a stem with more than 40mm reach by chance do you?