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BMX Society Bike Check #20- Midschooljon

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Ok, this week we combine a member from across the pond, mid-school, freestyle, and incredible photography. The result of this combination makes for one seriously kick-ass rig.  Jonathan recently posted up his phenomenal mid-school Hyper which totally blew me and everyone else away.  He is also pretty active on my Mid-school FB page and has posted up some incredible shots of other bikes in his collection.  I figured his stuff should be featured in this series.  Not only are his bikes spot on, but the detailed and vivid photography he has taken of each of them is just brilliant. The pictures he submitted  for this weeks bike check are no different.  Seriously, I wish all of the pictures I get for these were this fantastic.  Jonathon knows how to build a proper mid-schooler and display them in this format.  Plus, he is super nice guy to work with. Plan on seeing a bunch of his bikes in this series. Incredible stuff, but for now, here is the first one.  Enjoy this weeks bike check! -Jake

 

P.S. Make sure to click on the thumbnails to look at the full picture.  Seriously, these pictures are simply fantastic.

 

Screen Name: Midschooljon

Human Name: Jonathan Sherwood

Bike: 1994 Ramp Room Hoffman Big Daddy

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Frameset

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Frame: Ramp Room Hoffman Big Daddy

Fork: Ramp Room Hoffman Big Daddy

 

Steering

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Handlebars: Hoffman Low Drag

Stem: TNT Inverted

Grips: ODI Longneck with flanges cut off

Headset: Tioga

 

Drivetrain

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Cranks: Redline GT profiles 175mm

Bottom Bracket: GT sealed

Sprocket: Graveyard Products 43T

Pedals: GT DX style platforms

Chain: Izumi

 

Brakes

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Brake: AD 990 rear, ACS Boa front

Lever: Dia Compe tech 77

Cable: Odyssey Gyro

 

Wheels/Tires

Rims: Peregrine Super Pros

Hubs: Peregrine Super Pros

Cog/Freewheel: Shimano 16t

Tires: Original Primo V-Monsters

 

Seating

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Seat: Primo Steroid Seat

Post: GT straight

Seat Post Clamp: Hutch

Seat Guts: GT

 

Miscellaneous

Pegs/Frame-Fork standers: Standard Grenades

 

Era Modifications:

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I always cut the barrel adjusters down on my upper gyro cables to give the gyro a longer pull. Works really well but is tricky to do as you can’t take them off the cables to cut them.

 

Bike History or Project Background:

I have got a soft spot for the Big Daddy, and especially the early ramp room ones. The Big Daddy was such a versatile bike, and even though it was designed for flatland, it was really good on street, ramps, and vert. I managed to pick this one up as a partially built project. I sold off everything but the Wheels that were on it and then built it up to my own spec. The idea was to build it up into a bike that was as versatile as the frame, so what you have here is a bike that is good for flat, street, and ramp.

 

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Really nice... and yes, the pics are pure pro.  

 

What year are we talking about here?

 

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Really nice... and yes, the pics are pure pro.  

 

What year are we talking about here?

Fixed the post.  Jons is a 1994.  Ramp room framesets are 93/94 according to him as well.

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real cool bike.   looks like a pure shredder.  

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Stellar bike.  Stellar photog skills.  

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Incredible bike and pics. That is pure flatland/street heaven for Midschoolers.

 

Perfectly built.

 

Those bars are a sore subject for me. I had a beautiful set of early Low Drags, and USPS lost them in shipping to someone. That was the last time I ever sent anything un-insured.

 

Nice to see yours are where they should be.

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I love the upper Gyro cable modification too. That's an awesome idea - and I have definitely run into the issue before - so this is a great solution.

 

Are you planning to put an ACS Boa on the front? I see it listed in the description, but pics show a newer DC 883?  Just curious, because a BOA would be perfection on there. Thumbs up to that plan. :)

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Thats a bad ass looking Hoffman!!!!

 

Love the pics too!!!

 

Nice job Jonathon!!!!  

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What is this "midschool" you speak of???

 

NICE bike!!!

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