Archive Of 2008 May

Hungarian bike check with Attilla Godi

Our Hungarian distributor, Harlee Distribution, has just received their first shipment of Colony parts & they are proving to be very popular already.

I would also like to formally welcome to our flow team, Attilla Godi, as our Hungarian Colony rider. We are stoked to have Attila in our worldwide family.

Check out Attila’s brand new ride he has built up here. Looks great with the Grey & Pale Blue colour combo. His bike is full of these Colony parts…

Frame – Colony Sect 2008 model 20.5″
Fork – Colony Official V3
Stem – Colony Official
Bars – Colony Unlucky13 7.9″
Barends Colony Konka
Headset – Colony
Sprocket – Colony Official 25T
Seat – Colony Slim pivotal
Seatpost – Colony pivotal

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Cube flatland frame update

Shane Badman’s signature flatland frame is getting closer to reality. Here is one that my friend Ross Lavender, is in the process of building up. It wont come in this colour but it looks pretty fresh. Ross did the powder coating himself at Lewis & Sons Powder Coating.

In Shane news… he is about to make the move to Egypt to live & will have a job doing shows on a daily basis on some luxury resort. Sounds pretty good to me.

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Mick Bayzand video

An old one but a good one none the less. Some of this was filmed about 5 years ago but can still hold its own today. Mick rules, always has, always will. He heads over to Vancouver to live for a couple years soon but I am sure we will continue to see & hear great things from him. Be on the lookout for some coverage from an upcoming farewell trip to Canberra with Liam Fahy-Hampton, Zac Miner & myself.   

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Alex Hiam web vid

Our latest web video is with our 12 year old ripper, Alex Hiam from Brisbane, Australia. Alex is on our flow team through Crossley Cycles & we filmed this section over the past 4 weekends.

I really like his riding because he has such a great mix of tech but check the video & make up your own mind. The best thing about Alex is his attitude towards riding. He is all about just having fun & is always smiling on & off his bike. Alex has the skills no doubt & I am looking forward to the years that lay ahead for this kid.

Click here to check out his video.

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Hell Stallion update…

Here we have the Hell Stallion frame & fork by Liam Fahy-Hampton, shown for the first time with the graphics. We’re very happy on how they came out.

Liam’s frame & fork will be available from late June in kit form along with a Colony headset & Official stem. You will be able to purchase the frame & fork individually in August. 

Frame Specs…

Full Post Heat Treated Colonized CrMo
TT sizes – 20.85 or 21.25″
HT – 75.5 degrees
ST – 71 degrees
CS – 13.75″
ST height – 7″
Weight – 4.8lbs
LIFETIME WARRANTY

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Bruno Faucon bike check

Unleaded in France hooked us up with Bruno Faucon to be on our flow team. Bruno kills it over there & has just built up a fresh new ride. Check out his bike check on databmx.com by clicking here now.

Thanks for the awesome support from the guys at Unleaded, databmx & Bruno himself… perhaps one day we have to organise a Colony tour in France?

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Girls video comp winners !!

The Colony girls video comp has come to an end & we have our winners. We received entries from all over the world with some very good riding. Here we have the top 3 videos. If you wish to check out all the entries click here.

1st place Karla Wright (check the hand rail she does… awesome to see)

2nd place was Rose Huston

3rd place was Annika Jonsson (aka Kemikal)

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The girls can expect the prizes set out above in the mail shortly. Many thanks go out to Angela Dobbie for running such a cool comp, you rule Ang !!

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Vans / Colony collaboration Whip 2

Late last year I released the news that Vans & Colony were working together on a Whip 2 shoe with Ryan Guettler. Well, here are the first pics of what the shoe will look like. It’s a huge deal for us to have this honour to work with a company like Vans & were stoked. Some of the Colony team will be lucky enough to have sample pairs soon.  

Expect the shoe to be available to the public January 2009. 

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Random shots…

I went out for a bit of an unexpected rail mission the other day with John Buultjens from Forgotten Bikes & Alex Hiam our flow team rider & got these quick shots. Nothing crazy but I was pretty stoked I did these first try.  

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Photo credit Alex Hiam

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Photo credit John Buultjens

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Old school BMX show

On the weekend we had the old school BMX show here in Brisbane & it was a great time for sure. So many great old memories came rushing back & it was cool to see some old faces as well. Check out the pics from the day & get a taste of what it was like to ride in years so long ago, or so it seems? There were bikes from some of the greats of the past & some of the less known from back in the day. An old school flatland jam also busted out with many tricks that have been almost forgotten. 

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Before Colony there was Prody.

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Ross Lavender & myself with our Prody frames & Rob Lewis with a funky chicken.

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Clone Front hub update

I received the final sample of our Clone front hub today & it looks just how we wanted it. It features a 3 piece axle design with a very clean hub shell with a small flange diameter. Light, clean & simple… the way things are meant to be.

Colours available for the initial release in late June will be Black, Red & a limited edition White. Be on the lookout for additional limited edition colours of Tangerine & Grey in August.

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A busy weekend ahead

If you’re in the Brisbane/Gold Coast region there are a few events on this weekend…

The grand opening of the new Elanora park is on Saturday & you could be lucky enough to win a Colony Endeavor complete bike courtesy of Helensvale Cycle Scene. You will also have the chance to see Tim Wood in action with a demo at the massive new bowl complete with a full pipe.  

Then on Sunday there is an old school BMX show and shine which will show case BMX history from the very beginnings. Be sure to say happy birthday to Rob Lewis while you’re there. 

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MC’s new bike

I have the upmost respect for one of my friends who is responsible for getting me into this BMX thing all those many years ago. That guy is Michael Canfield. Back in 1988 I moved to Brisbane to start a new life & Michael & another guy, Bob Herbohn, were the first two new friends I made. They were doing tricks on their BMX bikes so I dusted mine off & started doing the same. 21 years on & here we are… still riding those little kids bikes.  

I recently hooked up Michael with a whole slew of Colony stuff to make up a new bike & here it is in all it’s glory. Complete with a few custom mods & all. Michael sent me a bit of a bike check & cool email to go along with it. Check it out.  

FRAME – COLONY SECT 21″
FORK – COLONY MVP W/MOUNTS
BARS – COLONY UNLUCKY13 7.9″ RISE
GRIPS – ODYSSEY GEDDA
BARENDS – COLONY KONKA
LEVERS – COLONY TRANSFORMER X 2
CABLES – DRAGONFLY UPPER, ODYSSEY LOWER AND FRONT
STEM – COLONY OFFICIAL
HEADSET – FSA
BRAKES – ODYSSEY EVO II
PEDALS – ODYSSEY TRAIL MIX
SEATPOST – MACNEIL PIVOTAL
SEAT – COLONY MID PIVOTAL
GYRO – SNAFU MOBEUS
PEGS – COLONY ONEWAY X 4
FRONT HUB – ODYSSEY VANDERO 2
REAR HUB – COLONY CLONE CASSETTE PROTOTYPE
RIMS – G SPORT
TIRES – ANIMAL GLH 20 X 1.85
SPROCKET – COLONY OFFICIAL 25T
CRANKS – DEMOLITION MEDIAL
CHAIN – SOMETHING WITH HOLLOW PINS

Hey mate,

Who would have thought back in the day we’d be riding bikes still, let alone ones that consisted mostly of components from a bike company that you started. Awesome. You’ve done a good job so far mate, to be the first Aussie bike company to get worldwide. Well done. At the very least you aren’t making Maxxims. Talk to you soon.

MC

Editors note: Maxxim was an old school Aussie BMX company back in the day.

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‘Fantastic Plastic’ pedals update

It’s been a little while now since I have posted any news about our pedals. I thought it was about time to update you all.

The design has changed quite a bit from our original concept. The pedal is now much sleeker & the replaceable steel pins are gone due to reasons beyond our control. But it’s all good. We also did away with the half axle design due to its limitations in design.

Here is the final version of our ‘Fantastic Plastic’ pedal. Expect them out August in a range of colours. More info, including a photo of the actual samples will follow soon.

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Interview on Red BMX

There has been a quick interview with myself posted on the Canadian website ran by David Hawthorne from RedBMX Magazine. Click here now to check it out. 

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The proof is out there…

They are out there… our 2008 range of frames that is. A few countries have them now & more are arriving into stock with every day that passes. Here is the proof. Soon you will be able to get our full range of lifetime warranty 2008 model frames in a store near you. 

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Happy Birthday !!

Happy birthday to both Pete Radivo & Chris Harrison who are celebrating their birthdays today… most likely via a hang over I am sure !! haha

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Myself & Chris……………………….Pete & Ryan………. drinking as always.

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Hard Rock Cafe honours Ryan Guettler

Ryan Guettler has been honoured with 4 special displays in Hard Rock Cafes around the states. Check it out.  It has his Mirraco Black Pearl frame, Vans Whip shoes & Protec helmet plus some cool pics & a blurb. I guess you really have hit the big time when you start getting your own features in Hard Rock Cafes? Heck yeah Ryan.

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2008 frames shipping now.

Our 2008 frames are shipping now finally & will be available over the next coming weeks in a shop near you. Below I have listed approximate availability times per country…

Australia – 3 weeks
Canada – 3 weeks
China – 2 weeks
France – limited stocks available now full supply in 6 weeks
Germany – available now
Hungary – 2 weeks
Japan – 2 weeks
Netherlands – 6 weeks
Poland – 6 weeks
Russia – 6 weeks
Singapore – 2 weeks
Ukraine – 6 weeks
UK – 6 weeks
USA – 4 weeks

For now I thought I would show you these pics of the details on the frames. Shown here is the Bloody Oath in all it’s glory. This frame along with all our 2008 post heat treated frames are backed by our lifetime warranty.Check our products section for full details on all our frames.

Thanks for everyones patience in the delays in getting these frames out there. We appreciate your support.

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Colonial Cranks update

It’s been a while since I posted any news about the progress of our cranks but here are some sneak peaks of the final versions. 

They are a 3 piece crank but work like a 2.5 piece crank. Meaning only one bolt holds them together saving weight & making them simpler. They feature a 19mm 48 spline axle that is hollowed out more than the average crank. The design offers high strength but affords considerable weight savings. 

There will be two versions available… The street version will come in 170mm & 175mm lengths while the flatland version will come in 160mm only & suit micro gearing.

They will be available in Black, White & the first two limited edition colours will be Grey & Tangerine. Expect them out this coming August. 

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Street version.

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Flatland version.

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Showing the non bolt side assembled.

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