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(Tall) Bike Check

Want to know what it took to build our tall bike? Here’s the parts list.

GRIPS: Griswald
HANDLEBAR: Four:four Bar
STEM: Elementary
HEADSET: Odyssey Short Stack, x4
FORK: Sunday 24.1 (custom steerer tube length)
FRAME (TOP): Sunday Model D
FRAME (MIDDLE): Sunday Model D
FRAME (BOTTOM): Sunday Model C
TIRE (FRONT): Aitken, 24×2.25″
RIM (FRONT): Hazard Lite, 24″
HUB (FRONT): G-Sport Marmoset
TIRE (TOP): Frequency G, 1.75″
RIM (TOP): G-Sport Rollcage
HUB (TOP): G-Sport Ratchet
TIRE (BOTTOM): Path, 24×2.1″
RIM (BOTTOM): Hazard Lite, 24″
HUB (BOTTOM): G-Sport Ratchet, 9t
CRANKS: Twombolt, 180mm
CRANKS (OTHER): Old 41 Thermal Cranks, x4
SPROCKET (1): Vermont, 27t
SPROCKET (2): Vermont, 28t
SPROCKET (3): Vermont, 23t
SPROCKET (4): Vermont, 30t
SPROCKET (5): Vermont, 25t
BRAKE LEVER: Mono Lever, Medium
CABLE: Linear Slic Kable
BRAKE: Evo 2 Brake
SEAT: Aaron Ross Tear Away Denim (Veteran)

You may have seen some photos of this tall bike floating around the internet these past few days and we decided to put together a little bike check featuring all of the parts we ended up using to make it happen. The hardest part to make this bike a reality was having a solid steering mechanism (we ended up having to use 4 headsets) and getting the right sprocket size combos to get the chain tension right through out the whole drive-terrain. The end result is a ridiculously tall bike with a lot of parts and a top wheel that rolls backwards when the bike is rolling forwards.

A huge thanks goes out to Rob at CM Speed for doing the welding for us!

Jim Bauer Pics!!!

Jim Bauer

Our very own Jim Bauer has a couple pics up on the Sunday site riding his Model-C. Check it.

Jim C, Aaron Ross and Terry Adams

No actual JTML news but here’s a five year old photo

Here are some team updates from this past week. Steven Spielberg twittered about Jim Cielencki’s tooth-hanger ET a few days ago. It was in regards to a web edit JC made. In it, JC walks you through the Model C and capped the video off with some solid riding. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can view it after the read more link or at the Sunday site.

Aaron Ross has a web-edit up as well… kind of… it’s like a video blog / news update of him hanging out in the front porch with Sergio Layos and Tony Hamlin. He’s still out of commission due to a treacherous tramp bike incident so there’s no actual riding involved. However, a pair of fluorescent red scissors can be spotted. Visit the Etnies site to watch it. Also, feel free to send him get well soon messages on Facebook.

And last but not least, we have a Terry Adams radio clip from Austin’s Morning Show with Jason & Deb. You can listen to it by clicking this guy: <(ô¿ó)>

That’s all folks!

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A couple clips and some Flickr pics

Random Clip Of The Week :: Taj Mihelich from Channel 4Down on Vimeo

First up is a Taj Mihelich clip brought to you by 4Down Distribution.
After the link are more Jim Bauer action!

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