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Hell Stallion…

Street assasin Liam Fahy-Hampton’s signature street frame, the Hell Stallion will soon be in Liam’s hands & will be getting put through it’s paces. Liam will start testing by this weekend & so will Mick Bayzand. The unique low slung design that Liam wanted specificially, will no doubt be noticed on the streets of Melbourne.

I will post pics of Liam & Mick’s personal rides in the next few days. I will also release more detailed info on the frame itself in a few days as well. For now check out these few teaser pics.

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Transformer Lever Update

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In the past I had reported that our Transformer Lever would only work best with a Dragonfly style dual cable. Well, we have since found out that Odyssey gyro cables or SST oryg cables work just as good if not better. You may just need to do a little modification & use a very small spacer in between the supplied push fit adaptor & lever body to take up the slack, if there is any. We have found that the length of these cables differs slightly & some individual cables may fit better than others. It also depends on the stack height of your headset & stem as to the suitablity.

Please know that our lever will work well with almost all Dragonfly dual cables, Odyssey gryo & SST oryg cables out there. This is very good news for lovers of our levers all over the world. Enjoy.

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A Transfomer Lever working very well with an Odyssey Gyro Cable.

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Transformer advert to appear in 2020 BMX magazine & Focal Point Magazine.

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Bloody Oath Bars…

Nick’s signature bars are available right now in a selection of colours. There’s a limited edition Chrome which is available in the USA, France, the UK, New Zealand & Australia. There is also White & Clear Coat as well as Black available in selected countries. Get them while they last & maybe, just maybe, you will be able to do taybos like Richo.

Check out the products section for all the details including the massive 28.5′ width.

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Bruno Faucon from France

Our worldwide flow team is ever expanding & our latest edition to the Colony family is Bruno Faucon from Venelles, France. Unleaded BMX, our French distributor, hooked us up with Bruno for our flow team & I had the chance to meet Bruno at the Rebeljam in Berlin a few weeks ago.

Welcome to the team Bruno !!

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Angela’s latest set up

I saw Angela Dobbie today & she always has a new paint job & look for her bike everytime I see her. Her latest colour she has painted her Sect frame is a nice dark purple. Looks pretty cool with I say… She just put on some of the new Official Forks, Mid Seat with Purple rails & Transformer Lever as well. She is waiting for a Official Stem & Sprocket to finish off her ride.

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2008 Endeavor… soon

The 2008 Endeavor complete bikes will soon be shipping… finally. The long awaited 2008 Endeavor will be available in Australia first in late September, with the USA following a week or two later. The rest of the world will be a few weeks again after that but totally worth the wait. I am sure you will be stoked on the hard work we’ve put into these bikes.

The 2008 Sect Limited Edition bike will also be shipping soon after the Endeavor’s to most countries. Track yourself a Sect Limited Edition down as they are VERY limited with only 75 produced for the entire planet.

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Thanks to Steve from our UK distributor, Shindig Distro for the awesome teaser pics.

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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 !!

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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