Finally, 2010 NAHBS and SDCBS show bikes
May 3rd, 2010 - By admin
THIS BIKE HAS BEEN STOLEN, BUT I HAVE THE POWER TO BUILD YOU ONE JUST LIKE IT!
Got some nice pics of a couple show bikes, one is a titanium (don’t let the paint fool you) 24″ BMX, you can see all the photos at flickr, or at the main site. This is the same bike that was featured in the NAHBS report in Dirt Rag this month.
Why a BMX (-ish) bike?
Close your eyes and remember all the fun you had on a BMX bike when you were a kid. Remember all the cool tricks you could do, even if you were kind of a squid. Remember the jumps, berms, and whoop-de-dos.
Now, imagine it is 2010 again. Picture someone else doing a trackstand, or riding backwards for four feet and being very proud of themselves.
I think you see what I’m getting at.
BMX bikes have never been a staple of our lineup, in fact, I’ve never built one before. But I can tell you they are as fun now as I remember them being 30 years ago.
In case your memory needs another jog, have a look at this. It’s a shiny, new Cook Bros. crank. As in brand new. Made in the same shop in Arroyo Grande, California, by the same screwball who made them back in the day. They’re available again, in limited lengths (one) and chainring sizes (more than 1 , but less than 10). Buy them while you can, this may be the last of them , which is truly a shame.
This bike is for sale, although it’s becoming more of a ‘demo’ bike than a ‘show’ bike every day, and if no one buys it I’m fine with it hanging in the shop. If you are interested, though, send an email, and I will give you all the specifics. This bike is NO LONGER AVAILABLE. You can’t buy back your youth, but you couldn’t afford a bike this nice back then anyway, so all is right with world.
I’ll have more pictures of a nice crosser later in the week. Please check back!