spooky bikes

The Ghost of Christmas Present

Posted in Uncategorized by Mickey/SpookyBikes on December 17, 2007

God Listens

After 2 major snowstorms, 3 states, a combined 14 hours of driving, one lost( then found) cell phone, and frost bitten feet we finally managed to put some parts on this Kittenpaste Frame. It’s a super simple, super robust and sporty 3 speed equipped with what is the best coaster brake I have ever felt.

Huge thanks to SRAM, Chris King, LH Thomson, E.13 and Michelin for all the super badass parts.

Super huge thanks to Chris Rowe for the “none more black” paint, and Jody of http://www.timelessbmx.com for taking some keen pictures.

Hugest ever thanks to Mr RDperformance for not letting me mangle it by building it with my cold, shaking, undercaffeinated hands…

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We could build you a frame just like this, or slightly different, or we could build you something entirely different.

 

Some people celebrate things relating to their beliefs this time of year.

 

We’re celebrating friendship, 36hole wheels and simplicity in everything we do.

Spooky Bikes, wishing the best to you and yours.

 

 

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  1. megatron said, on December 18, 2007 at 4:42 am

    it’s…beautiful.

  2. eddiespaghetti said, on December 18, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    The sooner you get that in the british press, the sooner they’ll be flying out the door. That is the perfect London bike.

  3. joshG said, on December 20, 2007 at 10:12 am

    The bike looks very nice. Could you explain more about the coaster and the hub? You think it is going to be good as your only brake? What about if you had some racks and a little more of a load? I have not seen the modern coasters in person but interested in building and internal gear hub for my old mtn bike that i ride around town SS right now. Want to make it better for hauling a load.

    Also what bars are on there?

  4. admin said, on December 20, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Josh,
    This particular build was an exercise in simplicity. We actually ordered a Paul’s Racer front brake for it, but Paul is in the middle of a move and didn’t ship it in time. The coaster is plenty powerfull, the internals are basically the same as the Sram Ibrake drum brake, but obviously just having a rear brake wouldn’t be sufficient if you were going real, real fast with a lot of weight down steep hills.

    The SRAM hubs are available in many flavors. We just chose the coaster one.

    The Bars are from SOMA. Not sure what the model is off the top of my head….

  5. joshG said, on December 20, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Funny, I’d been checking out the soma bars. Either the Sparrow or perhaps Oxford….

    Paul’s Racer seems fitting. And I’d add a front hauler like a cetma.

  6. punkrock said, on April 10, 2008 at 10:24 am

    fuckin ‘eh!


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