my first apartment
I made a re-blog tumblr because I don’t like mixing personal work with stuff on the internets but still like having a tumblr collecting stuff I like….
Frame: Terrible One Barcode 20.75” w/ welded brake mounts
Fork: Odyssey R32
Bars: Custom S&M Slam XLT (3° upsweep, 12° backsweep, 7/8” cross bar, 26.5” wide)
Brakes: Kink Desist w/ Fly brake pads
Headset: FSA sealed
Grips: Solid Death
Bar Ends: Animal
Stem: S&M Enduro
Seat: Odyssey Aitken Rails
Seat Post: Fit DL
Cranks: Solid Bitch 175mm
Sprocket: Terrible One Logan’s Run 30t
Driver: Profile CrMo 9t
Pedals: Fly Plastic Ruben
Chain: Odyssey Bluebird
Front Wheel: Profile Mini Front Hub, Profile hex bolts, DT Spokes, Gsport Ribcage Rim
Rear Wheel: Profile Mini Cassette Hub, Profile ti axle, DT Spokes, Gsport Ribcage Rim
Front Tire: Odyssey Chase Hawk P-Lyte 2.20”
Rear Tire: Odyssey Chase Hawk P-Lyte 2.20”
Weight: 24 lbs.
Tire Pressure: 90 PSI
Rear End: 13.75” w/ half-link
Other: The bars and steerer tube were cut, the rear axle was cut flush with the axle nuts, a piece of shoestring holds the brake cable, I stuck loop velcro on the bottom of the cable hanger, on the downtube below the hanger, on top of the right brake allen bolt and arm, and under the right chainstay where the chain sometimes hits.
Notes: This is the best bike I’ve ever had. The backend is extremely stiff. The difference is very noticeable when pumping things. I can’t see myself riding another frame now. I’m also very stoked on the Hawk P-Lyte tires. They’re light, very grippy, and very fast. I feel a lot more confident riding slick concrete and wood which I ride a lot of with how humid and rainy New Orleans is. I tried a 2.40” in front and it felt too spongy for me but a 2.20” in front and back feels great; the 2.20” in back helps a lot with landing flat and casing. I use my BMX to get around the neighborhood and downtown a lot so I like having a 30/9 gear ratio, especially with these tires. Lastly, I’m super into the Death grips; they’re soft and there’s a grim reaper on them.
Big thank you to Grad at the Compound Ramp Park for building my bike.
I feel a constant longing for more while simultaneously desiring nothing at all.