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Posted 26 Apr 2013It's amazing how things change in life and where our paths lead us. Just a few years ago I owned a high-end renovations company in Dallas. We did well for a few years but in the end, I hated the business and since life is short, I made the decision to close it in order to pursue the things I love in life as a new career. I also got divorced, sold the house and moved to Austin to start over completely. I wanted my new career to involve utilizing my business skills gained from the remodeling company, my technical skill, my deep love for art of all types and last but certainly not least, bicycles.
In February of 2011, I made a personal commitment to become the best custom painter I could be. I went to art school when I was in my 20s and have always had a soft spot for the industrial arts. As anyone who paints knows, it is absolutely art but it is also highly technical. It has taken me over two years to develop my skills to the point that I would say I kind of know what I am doing now. There are many things I don't know how to do yet but the one thing I knew was important over everything else was durability. The first few bikes and things that I shot were riddled with problems. After I repainted a guy's Eddy Merckx for the 3rd time, I nearly gave up. I just thought it was something I could not do. It took me months to pick up the paint gun again but when I did, I promised myself that I would make every effort and spare no expense to get better. I updated all of my equipment and went back to work! The following pics are a few of my faves. They are super durable and my customers have been delighted. We are doing our first public display tomorrow and if things go well, my new site will be up tonight!
I know there are quite a few KILLER painters on this board. Any advice you have for me would be very welcomed. Thanks everyone for looking! Special thanks to Doug, Lee, Bobby and Motomag Matt for sending work my way. You guys are the best!
PS- I don't paint OS BMX bikes that don't need it but most of you already know that!
Posted 20 Feb 2013Barely ridden killer NS bike. About 1k new. If you are looking for a NS bike, this is as good as it gets.
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RAME: Full CRMO, 20.75″ TT, 13.25″ CS, 11.5″ BB, 74.5° HA, 71° SA
FORK: Sunday Morning 2.1, 41-Thermal
HANDLEBARS: Odyssey Spacebar Replica, Full CRMO, 8.15″ Rise, 12° Back, 2° Up
STEM: Odyssey Classic Front Load
HEADSET: Integrated, 1 1/8″
CRANKS: Odyssey Twombolt, 175mm
BOTTOM BRACKET: Sealed, Mid, 22mm
SPROCKET: Sunday 6061 CNC, 25t
PEDALS: Odyssey Twisted PC
CHAIN: KMC Z-510HX
RIMS: Odyssey Hazard Lite, 36-H
REAR HUB: GSport Ratchet, Sealed, 14mm, 9-T
FRONT HUB: Odyssey Vandero 2, Sealed, 3/8″
REAR TIRE: Odyssey Aaron Ross, 2.10″
FRONT TIRE: Odyssey Aaron Ross, 2.35″
SEAT: Odyssey Aitken, Pivotal
GRIPS: Odyssey Aaron Ross
BRAKE: Odyssey EVO II
LEVER: Odyssey Monolever, Small
CABLE: Odyssey Linear
WEIGHT: 25 lbs.
Gonna let it go for $650+ shipping. Thanks
Posted 4 Feb 2013I know this has been talked about before elsewhere, but I am interested in hearing about what you guys think of the pros and cons of running micro gears with similar ratios to traditional size gears? Seems like this would be the obvious move for the weight savings alone. I would love to hear what everyone's opinion on this.
Posted 4 Feb 2013Yes, it is real. Yes it is functional and currently being tested with excellent results thus far. Behold:
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Posted 23 Jan 2013This super hidden jewel of a spot is located about 10 miles from my house. It has been under construction for years. I met and worked with the trail bosses today. It was killer. There is gonna be a huge comp there in about a week and a half. Here is a link to the comp FB page:
Here's a few pics:
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I did some simple stuff on the pump line but I can totally see being able to hit the big lines with some practice and testicular enlargement!
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