Over the next few days im going to post up pictures of the new Eighthinch Butcher. Because im kind of a punk Im not going to post the entire bike (built with the new freestyle parts) until Friday. Im going to try not to compare this beast to a Scrambler because it really is a completely different bike…buuut its inevitable.
Today its the chain and seat stays going up…showing you the tire clearance, dropouts, crimps and chain stay brace. Really diggin’ the design of the rear end on this bike. The curves of the chain stays look damn cool, the dropouts are beefy and the seat stay bridge along with crimps give the Butcher quite a bit more tire clearance than its younger brother. I’m running a 40c in there right now and its nowhere near having issues sitting at about the middle of the dropouts. 45c is supposed to be what the bike was designed around but I have yet to track one down here in town to give it a go…though it looks like it can handle it for sure. I forgot to get them in the picture but there are 990 brake mounts on the insides of the seat stays if youre on the polo court often. A little help keeping the chain line proper comes in the form of an outer crimp on the drive side chain stay (unless youre running lefty of course). Something I’ve seen on bikes more and more lately is the chain stay brace. The Butcher has one attaching the chain stays and bb all together keeping the rear end stiffer and sturdier. No shot of the distance between the seat tube and the tire today but you’ll see that tomorrow ;)…
The Sup Mang is The Grime‘s 700c offering and brother (or sister?) to the 26 specific Yo Mang! Torey‘s on it and into it…negative bb drop for real double peggers (or pegless….ers) sounds realll nice. Not sure if im into the geo of this beast but its a pretty bike none the less.
The dudes at Eighthinch are looking for some friends…or “likers” to be exact. From now till August 20th they want everyone and their mom (or dad, or puppy, of gerbil) to hop on their facebook and “like” them. As the number of people tracking them on facebook grows so do the chances of winning some real solid stuff. Coupon codes will be given out for multiple goals as well as a drawing with prizes that get sweeter to more everyone gets into it! Theyre at just under 2000 fans right now with the first goal being just that. Heres the deets from the official contest page:
“We currently have about 1,750 Facebook “Like-ers” but we want more. Here is what we are offering in return. From now until August 20th, 2010 at 11:59PM CST if we hit:
* 2,000 Fans = All of our facebook fans get a $10 Coupon code plus a chance to win a pair of Tessa Wheels in any color!
* 2,500 Fans = $15 Coupon code plus a chance to win a Scrambler V3 Frameset in any size/color
* 3,000 Fans = $20 Coupon code plus a chance to win a Scrambler V3 Frameset and a pair of Julian V2 Wheels!
* 3,500 Fans = $30 Coupon code plus a chance to win a complete Scrambler V3 Bicycle- customized by the winner!
* If for some reason we get 5,000 fans before August 20th at 11:59PM CST- we will publish a coupon code good for $50 off any EighthInch purchase over $100 PLUS we will give away the very first Butcher Fixed Gear Freestyle bike- before they are even released in September!”
The butcher looks fresh ;)…so lets get to 5000 so someone can get it home! I posted photos of all the potential prizes below…Ready. Go.
These babies are looking pretty spiffy! Found it on the Ozotw flickr and im thinking ive never seen it before. From what i can gather the Fun frame set is a 26 and 700 compatible setup. Relatively cheap at $250 for the frame and fork…thought the shipping to the US is up there at $140. Pretty cheap anywho…
Caught these shots of Matt Spencer’s new build on Trick Track. There havent been too many Leader‘s that ive liked but this one is winning me over a bit…massive clearance and what looks to be a solid geometry.
Kareem has the first ever Mordecai to be built up…and damn its looking pretty. Check his specs below and pop on over to his recently opened shop, Loose Nuts Cycles, website. I had the chance to be at the opening of the store while on the Cultur trip and the place is too nice. If youre around Atlanta maybe you can check the store and the new whip in real life.
Frame: Leader Mordecai 55cm Celeste
Wheels: Sunringle MTX33′s
Cranks: Eighth Inch BMX Splined 160mm
Pedals: Shadow Conspiracy Ravager
Straps: Death Pedal Protos
BB: Shadow Conspiracy Mid BB
Sprocket: Tree 33t
Tires: 50c Michelin City
Stem: Leader Spartan
Seat: Animal Pivotal
Seatpost: Macneil 27.2 Pivotal
Bars: Answer Alumilite High Rise
Ill be writing a review this week on Fonseca’s latest video offering Revoked. If you havent seen it i suggest taking a gander and possibly picking one up for yourself on the Revoked web store. If you snag one here soon you could be coming away with a new frame set from Leader in the way of a Trickstar 2 and Shadow fork.
ZLOG teamed up with D.A.M.P to get this contest rolling…dont sleep on this! Pretty sick opportunity and some good motivation for people to get out and push it a bit. You have till August 14th so make it happen!
These things are looking pretty fresh! Wishbone seat stays, curved top/seat tubes and some pretty badge work on the front end. Still not much of a fan of integrated seat clamps but it kind of fits the styling of the beast. The chainstay crimps and brace look real clean as does the open ended tubing. Not much info on these aside from the photos though im sure itll surface. I pulled these from the Calorie Clothing flickr though id bet theyll be up on the Favor Bikes spot soon.