If you were paying attention to the site last sunday, you will have noticed the Old School Sundays special with Nor Cal flatland legend, Pete Brandt! Back in that 89/90 O-zone period, Pete had one of the most interesting bike set ups with personal modifications. Fast forward to 2014 and Pete just had a well deserved signature frame with WE Bicycles, why not catch up with the man himself and see what he is rolling with!
Frame: WE Bicycles Equation 18.7TT
Fork: KGB Space fork 2 modified
Handlebars: Fenix 4 piece
Barends: Ares Stainless steel coin set
Stem: S & M Redneck FLT Stem
Aheadset: FSA Impact with Quamen cap
Grips: O rings with Gamma tennis racket tape
Brakes: KGB SPACE fork 2 W/ Dia Tech pads
Tyres: Ares A Class 175 hard compound
Tubes: Schwalbe metal shradder
Pegs: DOM Pegs
Seatpost: Thompson Elite
Seatclamp: integrated WE Bicycles
Seat: KHE Wantabe
Chain adjustor: Integrated WE bicycles
Chain: odyssey blue bird chain
Cranks: Quamen 150mm
Chainring: Quamen 16 t
Pedals: Moto Bicycles W/ wooden outer
Rims: Odyssey Aerospace 36
Front hub: Profile Elite
Freecoaster: Infinity 14mm
Spokes: DT swiss
Any modifications on your ride Pete?
Yes, O ring in bottom bracket, cut down drop outs on forks, moded out brake set up to keep it low profile, grinded the edge of the pegs to make them round, silicon in the bars to prevent rust and reduces cracks on the inside of the bars.
Anything specific to you that you must have on your own ride:
Tennis racket tape, 16t sprocket, Ares tires, and everything else!! haha
WE Bicycles,Moto Bicycles, S&M, Fenix, Quamen, Profile, Odyssey, Sequence, Thompson, and SF Art Apparel.
Advice for beginners with their set ups?
My advice is to get a basic set up and find out what direction you want to go. You don’t want to go out and buy and expensive bike right off because there are a lot of options for different kinds of styles.