Archive Of August 2007 - Colony BMX

Guettler & box jumps?

Ryan sent me a quick email to let me know what he is up to over the next few weeks…

Hey guys,

I’ve got some free time so I thought I’d send some pics and let you know what I’m up to. I leave tomorrow to go to LA for the ASA comp. It’s 2 box jumps in a row with a 8 foot ramp at the end. Got my name written all over it I think… hahaha lol. Then I’m back home for a week so I’m going to Woodward then to the 4th Dew Tour. I’ll email more pics from the comp this week end.

Later boss.

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Thanks Ryan… have fun & see ya in Vegas !!

Yo yo !!

Old school bikes.

Andy Kent sent me a quick email with a cool pic…

Hey man, I am traveling for work around Wisconsin and drove through a
town called Sparta. They claim to be the bicycling capital of America.
Anyways, they have a museum with bikes that have wooden rims and are
from the 1800’s. Some cool stuff in there attached is a pic of a huge
bike they have as you drive into town maybe something cool for the
colony site later man… Andy.

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Yo yo !!

Transformer Lever… out now.

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The Transformer Lever is out in most countries right now & from the reports we have been getting so far everyone loves them. Some who were shocked at the price of them have now turned around & seen the advantage that they offer to the discerning rider.

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Full CNC machined quality throughout, smooth lines, half the weight of any other BMX lever on the market & no adjusting barrel to bend or break when using a straight cable. Our levers will work best with a Dragonfly dual cable system when using a gyro & you use the supplied push fit adaptor. But they also will work with Odyssey & SST normal gyro cables. Snafu dual cables do not fit well so refrain from using them with our lever.

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Using the push fit adaptor with a Dragonfly dual cable.

I hope that you all like our levers as much as the people who are running them so far. Thanks in advance for everyones support for Colony throughout the world.

Yo yo !!

Shane Badman is the man…

Yep, it’s official. The flatland frame that I released some news about a few weeks ago is Shane Badman’s signature ride. I had wanted to do something with Shane when he told me he hated all the frames out there today & couldn’t get something that was exactly like he wanted. Something that would also stand up to his riding. Enter ‘The Cube’ by Shane Badman & Colony.

Shane & I have known each other for almost as long as I can remember. We were penpals before emails even existed writing actual hand writen letters to each other for years… crazy to think actually. Welcome to the team Shane !!

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Shane in Austria last year.

The frame will not be out yet for at least 6-8 months as we need to test it first. But should be worth the wait. Details I can release right now are…

Top Tube : 18.85′
Rear End : 13.0′
HT angle : 74.5
ST angle : 72.0
Top/Down Tube : diameter : 31.8mm
Rear Stays diameter : 19.0mm
Features : Built-in seat clamp, Spanish BB, Internal H/set & we will trial some removable rear brake mounts. The frame will also be full post heat treated as are all our 2008 frames.
Weight : TBA but expect it to be light.

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Yo yo !!

How much work can a bike co. be?

When I started Colony I thought it wouldn’t take up that much of my time. Oh, how wrong was I. Running your own bike company is a very demanding task & something that takes up plenty of my time. Especially when I want it done right & exactly how I feel things should be ran.

Take this weekend for instance… here I am having just had a session on the mini ramp with the likes of Dave Osato, Mike Spinner, Achim Kujawski & Mark Konig. Now I find myself doing a little work & updating the site while they still ride. I find myself doing this rather often to be honest. Putting off riding to do the work that Colony demands of me. But do I mind you ask? No not really. I love running Colony & I feel it’s something that I truely do have a passion to do.

There is no greater feeling of achievement to see something you have worked so much on come to life. To have riders support your work & be stoked on what you’ve done is amazing. For this feeling I thank everyone out there who has supported Colony in one form or another. Thanks !!

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Working on the beach.

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Working beside the ramp.

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Working by the bar.

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It’s not all work of course… it does have it’s perks with the party time with friends.

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Yo yo !!

Guettler’s new backyard ramp.

Ryan sent me a quick email with a pic of his new backyard creation he is making. Looks like it should be a fun set up. Ryan was telling me it will have another wall on the far side of the spine with a possible resi & sub box etc etc. I will post more as Ryan send them to me… I guess Greenville will have even more cool stuff to ride now. Dang.

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Yo yo !!

Benny at the Redbull Backyard Digger

Benny Paulsen just sent me an email about his weekend just gone…

“Hey Clint, Here are some photos from last weekend at the final Redbull Backyard Digger. It was an awesome time with friends and my girl in Bad S├Ąckingen (Germany). The weather was so good (finally) & we had a band playing, BBQ and a night session which was packed with a lot of riding from everybody. My girl had a bad crash at the end of the session which was to scary for me, but at the end everything went well for her.”

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Thanks Benny… looks like it was fun. Benny will also join me here in Penneberg for this weekend’s mini ramp comp. Should be a great weekend. Well I am off as I’m about to ride the mini as they have just finished it… word.

Yo yo !!

Extreme Playgrounds by T-Mobile

I am writing this post here while chilling on a beach at a lake while an awesome mini ramp is being built before my eyes. I am in a small town called Pinneberg, outside Hamburg in Germany.

This coming weekend will see the likes of Tobias Wicke, Ben Hennon, Dave Osato, Mike Spinner, Mark Konig, Ben Wallace and many others all ride in a very special mini ramp comp. It will be a head to head format much like a tennis tournament with the winners progressing to the next round until we have a grand final which will decide the overall champion.

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The event is being held at a cable wakeboarding arena & will also headline bands like The Hives. All this will be televised on MTV Germany live !! Should make for a great weekend if the weather keeps shining for us. Expect to see some great shots in the days to come… including all the bikini girls. Maybe even some shots of me trying wakeboarding for the first time? Now that would be funny.

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Talk about awesome free catered food !!

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The ramp getting built-up right now… should be a fun set up !!

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Yo yo !!

Scottish John…

John Buultjens has been a long time friend of us here at Colony & here a few pics of him riding a vert bowl in Melbourne, Australia. This bowl is crazy steep & doing what he is doing is pretty crazy. John rules & gives so much back to the BMX scene of Melbourne & beyond.

Thanks John for all your support since we started… Chris & I appreciated it !!

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Yo yo !!

Hell on Wheels…

Mike & Matt at 2020 BMX magazine have team up with Rob & Tom from Sydney to start up Sydney’s latest rider owned BMX store called, Hell on Wheels.

These guys are supporting Colony in a big way & I would hope that they get the same support from the Sydney riding scene as well. Good luck guys & I can’t wait to pop my head on in & check the store out for myself. From these pics it looks amazing !!

You can get in touch with them via their website at www.hellonwheels.com.au or via the good old telephonic machine on 02 9519 2312.

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Yo yo !!

Takin’ a dump…

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So, I was on the toilet, and I was sifting through my magazines as usual, and read a rather old issue of ride, anyways, closed it and looked at the ad on the back, and it was an old props ad with none other than Mr Dave in it! Now thats a super gnarly tech trick that he’s doing there, but even more funny was the pic of Dave dressed in drag! I do believe that was from one of the Baco vids, I think it was Baco 6, I can’t be sure, but oh man, thats a great picture Dave! Take It!

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One for the girls…

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Peta getting her style on.

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Peta with a whip.

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Peta Sheperd.

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Angela Dobbie.

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Angela with a wallride.

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Ang at her local park, Deagon in Brisbane, Australia.

For a while now we have been helping out a couple of local Brisbane girl riders with Colony stuff. Well, I thought it’s time to let it be known that we are down with the girl riders out there. I would like to welcome to the flow team, Peta Sheperd & Angela Dobbie. Both are very cool & talented girls on bikes. They can be seen at the local parks around Brisbane having fun on their custom Sect frames with a hint of Colony parts like the Transfomer lever. Both of them live for BMX 24-7. Infact, Peta is actually in Vancouver right now experiencing the amazing parks & country side over there.

Check soon for our full flow team section on the site here to be updated… I promise.

Yo yo !!

James Steele & Tenpack Distribution

Yo… check out Tenpack’s website for their front page featuring our flow team rider James Steele from Canada. Tenpack did a great job on hooking us up with James for the flow team… you can see their website at www.tenpackbmx.com

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Yo yo !!

Fat Jam 2007

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Hannu Cools enjoying the relaxed vibe at the Fat Jam 2007.

I went to my first ever Fat Jam yesterday in the Netherlands. It was a pretty chilled out event with some cool trails to ride & other festivities such as a beer race. Some cool riding went down & I had a good laugh watching the beer race unfold.

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The bike the beer race was ran on… the latest in BMX technology.

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Empty bottles from the 8.6% alcohol volume beer race.

I also enjoyed some traditional Pomme Frittes special (chips/fries with mayonaise, tomato sauce & raw onion) It tastes better than it sounds… trust me !!

I was also very stoked to finally get to see the famous Paul’s Boutique BMX shop. Paul has an amazing shop there stocked full of all the best stuff BMX has to offer. He even had quite a few new Colony items like our Transformer Lever & Official Stem, very cool to see.

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Paul’s Boutique BMX shop.

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Achim Kujawski with Jonas & Benson.

Overall, it was a cool day with a very relaxed vibe.

Yo yo !!

Got dirt anyone?

Well I am off to my first ever Fat Jam today in the Netherlands… should be a fun day of dirt jumping I am sure. Look out for some pics tomorrow. Keep an eye on www.fatbmx.com for more info as well.

On another note… Ryan Guettler just got 6th in the latest Dew Tour in dirt. He scored the highest run of the day with stuff like 720’s, double whips & a double backie to finish off. Congrats Ryan !!

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The pics shown here are from the BMX Games earlier this year in Sydney, Australia.

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Yo yo !!

What… a Colony flatland frame?

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We have been working together with a prominant Australian flatlander for a while now on our first flatland product. Here are some sneak peaks of the frame which will be out early next year. I just thought I would give you all a little teaser. Also to let your minds wander as to who the Australian flatlander is… Let’s just say all will be revealed in good time.

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Yo yo !!

Benny Paulsen welcome to the Colony family.

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Benny Paulsen from Germany is the latest member of the Colony flow team. Benny is being hooked up through our German distributor, Fastpace. Check out their site at www.fastpace.de

Benny is an amazing rider who is also very active within many events in Germany such as the Redbull Backyard Digger which has been going on for a few years now. Benny will be at the final event this weekend. Expect a small post from there after he gets back from it.

Benny is riding a 21′ Sect frame right now with our Transformer lever, Unlucky13 Tall bars, Oneway pegs & Official stem.

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Welcome to the team Benny !!

Yo yo !!

Small update from Germany

Yo… just giving you all a small update on my trip to Germany here. Just did the Rebeljam in Berlin & it was awesome as always. So much good riding & so much partying as well !! Got to see plenty of friends from around the world & made a few new ones as well. Ryan, Dave, Benny Paulsen (more news on Benny soon) & myself were all there representing Colony.

We were having too much fun & didn’t get too many pics sorry. So I haven’t got many to post here… I did get a pic of the speed I was travelling in on the train from Frankfurt to Berlin, 247 km/h !! I also thought the Berlin main train station was a cool building so took a pic too. Ryan got one pic of me on the street course pre-comp.

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I was also getting plenty of positive feedback on the weight of my fully loaded bike. Complete with two brakes, four pegs, gyro etc etc at only 10.5 kgs or 23.1 lbs. It is loaded with 2008 Colony parts… MVP frame, MVP forks, Official stem, bars & sprocket, Oneway pegs, Pivotal seat, Transformer levers, Konka barends & our yet to be named hub set.

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Yo yo !!

Transformer Lever & how they work.

I’ve had a few questions on how to set up the Transformer levers of late… So I thought I would post this to help answer these questions.

If you run a straight cable then the cable itself just sits into the lever body directly as shown in this pic here. There is no adjusting barrel as such. You adjust your brakes down at the brake. We use no adjusting barrel as these just normally break or strip out anyway.

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If you run a gryo then I have designed the lever to work perfectly with a Dragonfly double cable system. You use the supplied push fit barrel as shown in this pic here.

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Using these cables the lever works perfectly. At this stage you cannot use an SST or an Odyssey Gryo cable with our lever. The Dragonfly or Snafu cables work much better I feel anyway.

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I hope this helps anyone out there with the Transformer Lever. Now I am going to go ride down at the Mellowpark here in Berlin for the Rebeljam. Word.

Yo yo !!

Some Photos n shit…

whats up colonics!! heres a couple of pics that I had lying around, none of them riding, but it has been raining non stop here in auckland for the past two weeks, so theres pretty much been no riding going down. Finally got moved into my house that i have bought, few random pics, I do alot of freelance animation and editing work for a few record companies over here so its good to finally get my computers set up properly. Happy birthday to mike bosanovich aka zombie mike, we went for a bit of a bday bike ride the other night, got a bit tipsy so that was awesome!! My new house is bout 5 minutes from the wazmans house, so its good to have a friend to drink and ride with who lives round the corner. If you didn’t know, zombie mike runs the website, www.zombie-flesh-eaters.co.nz go check it out and send him an email to put more borno material up2.jpg3.jpg5.jpg6.jpg7.jpg8.jpg1.jpg11.jpg


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