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Nuno’s bike check overspill

FRAME: Sunday Model-D 21″
FORK: Sunday Morning 2.1
BARS: Sunday Triumph
STEM: Odyssey Classic Toploader
HEADSET: Odyssey Sealed
GRIPS: Odyssey Chase Hawk
BARENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
CLAMP: Mr. Clampy
SEATPOST: Odyssey Intac
SEATS: Odyssey Senior 2
PEDALS: Odyssey Trailmix, Looseball
CRANKS: Odyssey Twombolts, 175mm, RHD
SPROCKET: Odyssey Prototype, 28t
CHAIN: Generic
HUB (FRONT): Odyssey Vandero 2, 36h
RIM (FRONT): Odyssey Hazard Lite, 36H
TIRE (FRONT): Aitken, Tanwall, 2.25″
HUB (REAR): GSport Ratchet, 10t, 36h
RIM (REAR): Gsport Ribcage, 48H
TIRE (REAR): Path, Tanwall, 1.85″
SPOKES: Odyssey Aftermarket, Stainless

When not breaking collarbones, Nuno‘s been tearing up the trails lately on a Sunday Model D. Jim Cielencki put up his bike check the other day over at Sunday Bikes and there were a handful of extra photos. Instead of letting them collect gigadust in my harddrive, we decided to do an overspill. In case you didn’t know, silver’s the new black and it’s bringing sexy back. The previous sentence may or may not be deleted with time.

Matt Beringer bmx overhaul

Matt Beringer bmx overhaul

Matt Beringer e-mailed us a bike check today along with a couple of photos. With winter coming to an end, it looks like he’s getting his bicycle dialed for the warmer days ahead. Aside from a couple parts here and there, he’s pretty much taken apart his whole bike, for one thorough overhaul. Click the pics to make ’em big.

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Bike Check:
Terry Adams

FRAME: Flatware, Prototype
FORK: Flatware, Prototype
BARS: Flatware Terry Adams, Bayou Bars, Prototype
STEM: Flatware, 28mm, prototype
HEADSET: Odyssey, prototype
CRANKS: Flatware Twombolt, 160mm, Prototype
SPROCKET: Flatware, 22t, Prototype
RIMS: GSport Ribcages, powdercoated
FRONT HUB: GSport Marmoset
REAR HUB: Ares Freecoaster
SEATPOST: Odyssey Intac
SEAT: Odyssey Veteran
PEDALS: Exercise Bike
PEGS: Flatware Plegs, Prototype
CHAIN: Generic
BRAKE: Odyssey Evo2
BRAKE PADS: Slim by 4, Red, Medium
LEVER: Odyssey Monolever, Medium
CABLE: Odyssey Slic Cable
TIRES: Frequency G, Foldable, Tanwall
BARENDS: Odyssey Par ends

There are a lot of Flatware products currently in the prototype stages and Terry Adam’s ride has just about all of them. Check out his bike check above to get a full list and a closer look. Also, if that shirt looks familiar, it’s the Frequency G tire pattern shirt we posted about a while ago.

All photos are by Robby Klein.

Niels Thanild Bike Check

Niels Thandild

Niels Thanild from Sunshine distribution (our distro in Denmark) has a bikecheck on Fat.


Jim Cielencki has been in town visiting, drinking Starbucks and terrorizing the town in his Dodge Caliber.

Below you can find a bike check with his current rig.

On a related note, Jim’s BELOE shoe will be out soon.

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Again, I suck.

Well over a month since the last post, but hey I am slowly getting quicker. Bear with me, and by the end of the decade I might be posting every week…

Anyway, check out this little beauty. This is the new Macadamia Ribcage Rim. It’s a sort of rich chocolatey brown. This is an extra thick version of the hard anodising process we use. As the coating gets thicker it also gets harder so if you want to run brakes then this is for you…. or maybe you just love the funky colour.

These are shipping to US shops NOW so get your order in quick. These are NOT limited edition, this should be a stock option, but that doesnt mean you shouldnt rush out and buy them right now….

I am off to the Interbike show next week. If you are going, then please stop by the Odyssey stand and say hi. We should have lots of cool new stuff to check out…. Soon after we should be able to put some of it up on here for everyone else to check out. So look back in here at the end of the month.



On your marks. Get set. GO!

The other ribcages have finally landed.
Chrome 48s have now been joined by the hard anodised black and natural options in 48 AND 36 hole drilling, and to complete the range the chrome 36’s are hiding in there too. So whatever your ribcage desires, they can now be fullfilled!

Shipping out to distributors and the more discerning shops in the next week or so.

The “Natural” option is kind of a greenish grey hard anodising but is a strictly limited edition, just as hard and long lasting as the black, but a different colour!
When they are gone they are gone so don’t come crying to me if you leave it too late. Order them now to avoid disappointment.

But dont neglect the black and chrome either, they have feelings too you know! Best buy two of each to be safe….

OK here we go.

OK here we go.
It’s finally time to go public with the new site and you are looking at it.

It’s always going to be an ongoing thing adding content and product information but the basics are here. Feel free to wander round and look at everything. The tech columns have migrated over, and as an opening treat there are three new ones to check out. Just follow the “tech” link above… that’s also where you will find the wheel building guide if you are looking for it…

I also wanted to have some product news for the launch of the new site. So after a false start earlier in the year I am delighted to be able to announce that the new Ribcage rim is finally ready, it has passed final quality control, and will be shipping to US shops before the end of March. Supplies for the UK and Europe should be well on their way too.

They now are available in 48H Chrome. Hard Anodised finish and 36’s are on the next shipment.

The price is a little higher than some other rims but this reflects the special material and finishes. The material used is around 20% stronger than even the 7000 series aluminium used for rims. And the hard anodising gives a black finish that performs nearly as well as chrome. Spoke holes are guaranteed not to pull through no matter what…

Final production weights are 482g (1.06lbs) for hard anodised and 525g (1.15lbs) for chrome.

The packaging is pretty cool too. We managed to find a way to use cardboard instead of plastic, this actually gives more protection to the rim during shipping and is better for the environment too.