Another Spooky in my stable. This one came to me as a frame and headset only for very cheap as it has some cosmetic blemishes. I have never owned a dirt jumping bike let alone ridden a dj track. Oh well. It's a Spooky and I am obsessed, so I bought it. I figured with my Supertouch having so many shiny red parts on it I better not leave it on the street, so this has taken over as my commuter.
Spooky was mainly known for it's dirt jumping bikes and was one of the first to offer a bike built burly enough to not blow up when you had to bail while 20 feet in the air. The front end has a few extra pieces of aluminum welded to it, and the chainstay yoke is strong enough to pull an ox. The drop outs are extra long horizontal jobbies that have some nice cnc parts holding the wheel in place. There is also a der. hanger part to switch in if you want to run some gears, very well thought out. It isn't easy to get the rear wheel out though without taking the bolts all the way off the rear wheel. This frame was most likely made by Frank The Welder but I don't know what year it is exactly. It has a super stiff ride that inspires confidence when standing and pedaling hard. It makes me want to throw a smaller chainring on and hit up some jumps. It's pretty much an extremely well thought out, versatile, 26" wheeled bmx bike.
I am commuting on this so I found the longest post I could and put it to it's limit. Probably not so smart to ride on this every day but it'll work for now. My knees don't straighten as much as they should but It's been 6 months and my legs don't hurt anywhere, so I will keep riding it on the street. I had a Halson Inversion PDS on it for a while during warmer weather but have since switched to a Vicious Cycles rigid fork for the Winter. I didn't want to kill the elastomers to much by freezing them, as I want to use the Halson again when it is warmer out. I also just picked up an old Manitou EFC fork that I might source some springs for and throw on there. I've really enjoyed riding this bike hard through the streets of NYC. Having the Vicious fork on there makes the steering precision so pin point that I have to remember to not oversteer at all. The mix mash of parts includes some interesting parts bin stuff. The front of an old Mavic Crossland wheelset that I have, 90mm nos Kore Elite stem, Shimano carbon brake booster (I have a pair of these), XTR m900 172.5mm cranks. And now some specs and photos for your viewing pleasure. Excuse the street grime, I took these photos while at work.
Frame: Spooky Metal Head - size long
Fork: Vicious Cycles steel (alternatives include Manitou EFC and Halson Inversion PDS)
Headset: Cane Creek S6
Stem: Kore Elite
Handlebar: steel jobby off a Bianchi Milano cuiser
Grips: Bianchi Milano cruiser grips, yeaaah
Brakes: XTR v's
Brake Pads: XTR
Brake Levers: Avid Mag
Freewheel: White Industries 18t
Cranks: XTR m900 172.5mm
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainring: Sugino 48t
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: UN-72
Pedals: cage style pos
Hub Skewers: Pin Head locking front, bolt on rear
Rims: Mavic Crossland front, X138 rear
Hubs: Crossland front, Paul Word rear
Tyres: Specialized Hemisphere EX
Seatpost: Race Face (like an XY but newer)
Seatpost Binder: Salsa
Custom made top caps from my local shop. The owner is a vintage mtb collector.