Archive Of October 2013 - Colony BMX
Little bro Polly down at Sealy Cycles is always killing it and he recently setup a custom Sweet Tooth frame. Hit them on Instagram @sealysbmx
frame : 2015 Sweet Tooth sample 20.4
forks: Guardian with brake mounts
brake lever: Transformer
front wheel: Contour with hub guards
rear wheel: Contour rim laced to a LHD Freecoaster with hub guard
cranks: Colonial V2
sprocket: CC 25t
seat: Fat seat/post combo
pedals: Fantastic Plastic
bottom bracket: Colony
pegs: Oneway CrMo
So life gotten a bit crazy of late, got myself another restaurant job at Beach Burrito in the city, mad Mexican place thats blowin’ up, definitely worth checkin out! So I’ve been working there a bit which has taken over my weekends a but still getting out there on the pushy! I had Nick Gascoine out for a weekend, anyone that doesn’t know, he was a huge part of the content that got pumped throughout 2020 about 2 years ago, anyways it’s always good hanging out with my brother, just hittin the streets, unwaxed spots ha you know how we the nahyouritemate crew roll. Other then that the Backbone vid is getting shit happening, feels good to scare myself a little after filming for the Colony DVD, check out the Backbone ad in the next 2020 to see what’s up. While your at it check out Backbone site while you’re at it. They’ve always got the freshest Colony gear up in there! Other then that it’s just the same old Canberra. Talk to ya’s again soon .
Chris has been staying out in California for the past few months and the other day we caught up for a fun session…
It’s been a few years in the making but it’s finally going to happen. The premiere for Stu Munro’s newest DVD, Coppin’ It Sweet is on this weekend. Check the flyer for details as there had been some venue changes but all is set now. Should be a good night for all & the entry fee get’s you a copy of the DVD as well, pretty sweet deal. See you there double fisting.
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If you’re into BMX then you will want to get yourself along for this very special event. Show casing the deep history of BMX here in Brisbane, Australia from 1985-1995 this will be a treat to check out. Check here for more info now.
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We would like to welcome Luke Parker to the family. Luke has been killing it over in Australia for the past couple years and is currently living over in California hitting everything he can whilst he is there. Something that stood out for me with Luke is that he rides everything, be it park, street or dirt this kid can do it and do it well. It seems as long as he is on his bike he is happy and that is enough for us to want to help him out. Be on the lookout for a welcome video very soon.
Today is a sad, sad day. Our great long term friend Henrique “Valvoline” Castro, has decided to step down from the team & take a back seat on BMX in general. Saying he needs to focus his life in different directions & concentrate on the more serious things in life. He also says he would rather give his spot on the team to a new, younger rider in Brazil who has more energy than he does for BMX right now. I expect you will still see him on a bike around but just not in the public eye as much.
It will feel empty not hearing from him with his travels in Brazil but I guess all good things do come to an end eventually. It’s been a great time having him on the team over the past 4 years or more my friend. You’re family for sure & this news has taken us all by shock. We are going to miss you mate !!
Click here to check out all the news posts from Valvo over the years. Thanks for the good times mate !!
Keep an eye on our site here as we work with Dream BMX in Brazil to find a new team rider. News soon we hope !!
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A huge congrats to Brandon Van Dulken who placed an amazing 12th place at Texas Toast on the weekend just gone. To make the final in such a huge event is an amazing feat & we’re stoked for Brandon. Well done mate !! Here is a photo from Brandon’s own & Kill Em All Distro’s Instagram feeds. Make sure you go follow them both while you’re at it. Congrats again Brandon !!
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Shane shot over an update of his travels…
“Hey guys! So I’m back in Australia now after spending the past Australian winter over in Europe riding in their summer. Good times. We flew back into Perth where we spent a few days riding with the local crew before heading out on a roadtrip around south western W.A.
I managed to do a quick photo shoot with Andras Pentek near one of the big bridges in Budapest before we left so check out one of the photos of me doing a blender. Andras is also out with me for a month in Aus, so look out for this dude!
The other cool thing to check out is a small interview I did for one of Hungary’s major BMX sites; www.livetoride.hu. You can check out my interview here which also has an English version when you scroll down.
Will be heading back across to Adelaide soon with a bunch more riding and road trips planned. The DownUnderGround BMX jam will be going down in Melbourne on Sunday, October 20 at Imax so come and say hi!
You can follow me on Instagram @shanebadman
We made it to Portland yesterday and damn did we have some fun getting here riding some amazing parks and the first day here was also a treat! Thanks to all the locals we’ve hung out with, you’ve made it so much fun. Also an extra shout out to Paddy for the beds to sleep in and showing us The Lumberyard.
Mike has a dope first clip in this video from Jam Chowda. Besides the weather it looked like a real good time.
Valvo sent through this video that Rafael Bueno put together of him riding down in Belo Horizonte.
We are still heading north to Portland right now and yesterday we came up on this park in Sacramento called Granite which was seriously the most amazing park I’ve ever seen. If you have any interest in riding bowls this place would be the ultimate! 8 bowls with endless lines, chilled local riders and skaters and perfect lights. If you are ever in the area be sure to hit it up. Thanks to Cody for the help on this one.
Myself, Ryan, Tom, Jourdan and Bobbie are heading north of LA at the moment on a filming trip. So far it’s been a blast, hitting up some nice parks and spots and just sort of playing it by ear on where we are going. We will hopefully get to Portland in the next day or 2. Here are a few random shots from the trip.
Ross D Lavender has been hard at work for a few years now on this exhibit he has planned & it’s almost here. October 26th & 27th are the dates for it all to be revealed & I for one cannot wait. If you have any interest in the history of freestyle BMX in Brisbane, Australia from 1985-1995 then get yourself there. Click here for full details now.
You will also get to see a very cool new Colony frame release at the exhibit which is set for release in the first half of 2014. Plus get to see throughout the weekend the Prody series of videos playing via DVD.
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Round 3 of the 2013 dowunderground flatland series is going down this weekend in Melbourne. If you’re in the area & keen to get in on the action head on over this Sunday to the iMax in Carlton. Hats off to Freestyle Now for putting these events on & for guys like 2020 for getting behind them as well.
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We stopped by Epic BMX today in Westminster, CA and dropped off some fresh new stock of Colony product including the new Wasp hubs. The shop is dialed and the crew involved with it know what’s up! Follow them on Instagram at _epicbmx
The 2014 Colony Premise complete bike would be one of the better spec’ed bikes for the money in the market right now. Plus it looks bloody awesome !!
Features include… Full CrMo frame, Full CrMo forks with one piece steer tube, Full CrMo Bars, Full CrMo 3 pce cranks, full sealed wheel set with 9T cassette & female front hub. It also has our own Fantastic Plastic Pedals, Much Room Grips & more.
Ready to shred right out of the box & available now in Australia with other countries to follow very soon.
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With all the new product coming in Cooper just set up a fresh rig. That new Trans Gold Teddy frame is looking mint! Available in the USA right now, Australia and the rest of the world will have it in the coming weeks.
Frame : Colony 2014 Teddy 20.85
Stem : Colony Square Back (Still running the original sample)
Forks : Colony Guardian
Bars : Colony 24/7’s
Cranks : Colony Colonial V2
Sprocket : Colony Official 23t
Pedals : Colony Fantastic Plastic
Seat : Colony Shield Fat Pivotal
Seat Post: Colony Pivotal
Rims : Colony Contour
Hubs : Colony Clone front and Freecoaster rear
Grips: Colony Muchroom
Tyres: Colony Agenda
Pegs: Colony Anyway Plasitc
Bar Ends: Colony Konka
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Brandon shot through an update with a lofty table photo. Follow him on Instagram (@brandonvandulken) as he is always posting up some epic photos of landscapes in Canada.
“I Took advantage of the few nice days left with a little weekend trip down to Portland to ride some amazing spots. Good people, good vibes. Really looking forward to Texas Toast! Mad hype.”