Wednesday, January 26, 2011


The powdercoat didnt turn out as expected on these but the little mottled spots on the stays actually look somewhat intentional, so Ill sell them as is. I got a better deal on them so ill let them go for a little cheaper as well.

Heres the specs on these
STOUT SMOKE- trans black 26: GEO w/ 100 mm Marzo fork 68.5 HA 12.8 BB height 15.5 c/stays 22.5 and 22" actual TT lengths 
The 22.5" one is MID BB with a HT gusset. The other has Euro BB 22"TT 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Allen's Stout phantom all built up, looks awesome. He's got an adjustable height fork on there that slacks the HA out for fast downhill stuff. I think I'll build myself one this week using my old Kona fully parts...

another day having fun with GoPro cam: Next ones swill be better, still getting the hang of it...

EDIT-  Saturday:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

 I think my pinchbolts will be powdercoated from now on! 22.8TT with 15.5 Stays and slightly shorter dropouts

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Stout Phantom: Just about ready to go. Some quick decals to give it some contrast

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ive got three bikes at a local powder coaters this week. In the coming week(s) I will have my own oven and will be able to fire out my own coats on my own schedule. Here's the behemoth in progress

"Design is in the details"... On this 20" BMX frame, the details are:

a relatively wide distance between top and downtube making a stronger headtube junction

Shortened dropouts that reduce the risk of smacking a ledge on the bottom lip of the dropout... and saving weight
Clearance for the biggest tire. Braces that are as close as they can be to the tire making a stiffer rear end
Its lighter than my longer frames, and for a 21.15"TT at 5lbs it not that heavy at all considering its mostly straight gauge. I'd say the OX plat/supertherm butted version would be ~4.6lbs
the first day using my new gopro cam on some big jumps. Now, to figure out how to edit the things and upload with a better resolution...