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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:17 am 
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Hey Mickey, look what you posted on my Metal Head thread about a year ago!

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That thing is a **** abortion! I love it.

We are making a few steel frames in the next couple of weeks that are basically geared or SS BMX race cruisers designed for riding as fast as you can in the woods with flat pedals... That would be pretty rad for your commute, ya know..."

I guess it has come to fruition but with a big wheel twist!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:47 am 
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Pauls are nicer IMO, wouldn#t have thought stiffness differences would have been too much of a design fatcor :?


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BTW its really cool :D :D :D


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I am not following this potentially expensive topic :shock: :wink:


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MynameisCasper wrote:
I am not following this potentially expensive topic :shock: :wink:


just checking back occasionally! :lol: :lol:

i think the paul drop outs. at first i couldnt decide between them and thought paul because theyre paul
but looking at the closely, i like the way the paul drop outs curve to accomadate the axle 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:53 pm 
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What fork offset's going on this? Building a fork or using an existing one?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:42 pm 
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The entry angle on the Pauls is a little too wide. ~67 degrees instead of the ~58 degrees that a plate-style mtb drop setup needs That means they look pretty funky when stuck on a mtb.

The fork is 438 with 38mm offset. I think we will use a Vicous fork, but Carl has been a real bear to get in touch with.
I want a certain degree of stability so that Atom's tall ass has balanced weight distribution.
-m


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:38 pm 
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It's great to hear FTW is back and doing what he does best. Looking forward to seeing this one when you get hold of it... and also to see what else comes out of Spooky in the near future! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:24 pm 
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Really looking forward to seeing this - the tech drawing looks so right in every way for a fun bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:42 am 
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UPDATE! NAHBS is over and I have seen and ridden the bike!

Went to the North American Handmade Bike Show in Austin, Texas. Mickey had a booth and drove down from Massachusetts with bikes from many New England builders.

With out further delay here is the FTW made 29er BMX dubbed the Atom Bomb!

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Frame: 2011 FTW Columbus steel 29er with bmx geometry and Metal Head Blue paint

Fork: Vicious color matched 29er
Headset: FBM

Stem: Thomson
Seatpost: Thomson layback 27.2

Paul: Fhub and Word hubs, Motolite brakes, Love levers, Mountain crank with 36t ring.

Rims: Stans 29er tubeless
Tires: Bontrager XR tubeless

Bar: Funn color matched

Pedals: VP

Threw in a shot of Mickey for good measure. The bb spindle length was a touch to short and everything was a little close in the chainring dept. but the longer spindle is coming in next week and will be put on.

It looks like a 29er and rides like you dirt jump it! It's the best of both worlds in one! Cruise, singletrack, jump, this bike is fun! It's being driven back from the show and I will pick it up form Spooky HQ soon. If anyone out there ever wanted a Spooky and never had the chance, this is the time to get one. Custom made FTW bikes with collaboration from Mickey. I love this bike! What do you guys think?


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