read magazines - buy new stuff!
Jerry68 post made me laugh. It's crazy how shameless the MTB industry is about convincing riders that their 3 year old "state of the art" bikes and components are now junk. I hope the trend swings back to "ultra nimble" 26 inch single speeds with head shok forks so I can sell my so-equipped by:Stickel frame. I can't get any interest right now and it's too nice to sell for peanuts.
Next trend: magnesium framed 26 inch hardtails with bar ends, shock posts, and Amp Research leverage forks. Sign me up!
By:Stickel Yautja- a Predator themed 27.5 hardtail
I'm kind of a big dork and very much like the 1987 movie "Predator". Steve was kind enough to indulge my idea and build me a bike that carried the theme of the movie. I have named the model "Yautja", which is the term the predator species use to identify themselves.
It's not quite finished, as I have some big plans for the decals. I'm just too excited to not share it!
Let the geeking commence:
The brake brace is inspired by the Predator's wrist blades.
The gold bands are inspired by the Predator's dreadlock beads.
Almost 100% complete... I've got some badge and decal work to do, but this thing is sick! Oh yeah, and it rides very well!