A nice treat for this weeks Throwback, Adam Guild was posted this amazing footage from the archives from the 1995 Mysterious Contest in San Bernardino, CA. Featuring the likes of Nikola Olic, Day Smith is on fire from the 7:28, Jesse Puente and his backwards tea kettle to hitch at 10:28, Nate Hansen, Sean McKinney and many more. So much good riding in this, well worth sitting down and watching this one.
Pure gold from the flatland archives today courtesy of Adam Guild. Amazing footage from the Chicago BS Finals back in 1994, featuring Chad Degroot, Andrew Arroyo, Day Smith, Brian Tunney, Trevor Meyer, Nate Hansen, Sean Peters, Jason Brown R.I.P, Paul Palmer R.I.P, Matt Gibson, Paul Osicka, Steve Roy, Sean McKinney, Dylan Worsley (infamous for dropping the pedal switches at this contest!) and many more, this is well worth sitting down with your beverage of choice and taking a trip down memory lane. What a killer contest, thanks Adam for the upload!
Just one post today, and its an awesome flashback to 1994! And the Oklahoma BS Series at Hoffman’s warehouse, so much good riding from the likes of Jay Miron, Andrew Arroyo, James White, Trevor Meyer, Day Smith, Steve Roy, Sean McKinney, Albert Retey and many more. I really enjoyed this one and you might do too.
Intro/Photos: James White.
My bike has changed a fair bit since my last freaky light ‘ Paris 1 ‘ Bike check –
It’s gradually got bigger and heavier. Obviously It’s quite fashionable to use a street style whip at the moment but for me , the look of how this sort of set up encourages you ride coincided with where I wanted to go. I got a similar feeling watching people ride big set ups to when I first saw brakeless riding… Fluid and less forceful.. like you’ve got to give the bike respect and wait for it to respond. Small light weight bikes are by there nature quick and jerky I’m a huge critic of my riding and this was something I wanted to iron out, so started messing about with bigger set ups and here I am. The White bike…
Frame: S&M Intrikat 20”tt in limited Edition White.
Forks: S&M Intrikat Prototype White.
Bars: S&M Intrikat 9” Limited Edition White.
Headset: Primo in matching Limited Edition White.
Tyres: Fit Faf 1:95 front and back. Fastest tyres I’ve come across.
Rims: Alienation brakeless rims front and back.
Front hub: DK.
Back hub: KHE the light version. I’ve cut down the axles a bit and lathed down a few parts to lighten it up a bit.
Spokes: double butted radial lace.
Crank: Éclat Onyx – I chop down the axle quite a bit. While I’m not so bothered about weight I still don’t like carrying around unnecessary heavy metal.
Chain: Cult, silver.
Chain wheel: AMNL Sprocky Balboa.
Grips: Fit, faith Grips. I’m on about my forth pair of these. Love how they feel, tuff where you grab and nice and soft on the rest of my delicate hands.
Bar ends: Odyssey par ends. I love these bar ends, for plastic bar ends they last and work so well.
Pegs: Ares with Odyssey par ends. (I love the Ares pegs, but being plastic the ends wear down pretty quick so I ‘ve got a little mod going on using odyssey bar ends) Got some griptape going as well at the moment as riding in the wet a fair amount of time.
Seat: Currently using a Pivotal Fit. I’ve ground out all the undercarriage so it nice to grab.
What do you thinks of James’ ride?
Second edit I’ve come across from this past weekends One Love Flatland Jam in Zuma Beach, California. This edit captures the jam vibe really well, check it out!