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Spying a nice Stout build

1 03 2016

Matt at STOUT Bikes has been producing great custom frames (as well as forks and handlebars) out of his Texas shop for some time now.

We’ve featured his work before…Buddy Sardenga‘s super-cool Beelzebike, The 20 666’er was the first time…and more recently…Joshua “Lurch” Gittere’s custom 26-inch.

In both cases I was blown away by the build quality and attention to detail. Both owners were both pretty stoked on their respective bikes too.

And who could blame them? They’re both great bikes (I’ve ridden both.)

So the other day, I was surfing the net — flitting between bike sites — as I’m wont to do.

And I found myself over at the STOUT Bikes website.

After spending way too much time checking out all the custom frames, forks and bars, I caught myself checking out a build simply called “Ron’s 24”.

The bike looked huge!

I don’t know the specs but that front end appears plenty roomy.

The back end looks tight though…so it definitely looks like it would be great to shred on.

Rons Stout 24According to the writeup:

Ron is like eight feet tall. He is one of the guys I met in Oregon that helps build a kickass local dirt park. I hope he’s liking this thing better than that tiny P24 that he broke.

I’m super curious about the specs/geo now! If the other STOUT Bikes I’ve ridden are anything to go on (and I think they are) this is probably a rad bike to ride.

I hope I have a chance to test ride this bike some day.

Here’s a pic of the fork and bars.

Rons 24inch forks & barsDang…as if I’m not feeling those bars too!

If these pictures have whet your appetite for some more custom bike porn…mosey on over to the STOUT bikes website, I know you won’t be disappointed.

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A ride with the Firemans Holiday Cruze

29 11 2012

Stumbled across this video and thought I would share.

It’s a cool look at the 2010 Firemans Holiday Cruze, hosted by Firemans Texas Cruzer.

Austin has a healthy cruiser scene and this video shows its residents know that you don’t have to be busting out crazy moves to have a good time on your bike.

Fireman’s Cruze from EggMasterDuke on Vimeo.





Buddy busts out on his Beelzebike

31 10 2012

Buddy Sardenga’s custom Beelzebike the 20 666 ‘er turned a lot of heads last week with it’s ready-to-rip geometry and cool looks.

Good looks aside, I think you (and I) want to see this whip in action.

Thankfully, Buddy was kind enough to send some pics along of him putting the Beelzebike through its paces at the Allied Compound in Manor, Texas.

Check out this great shot of Buddy sailing over the first jump at the Allied Compound.

Or this clicked X-up.

And this is probably my fave, sweet table over the hip.

So rad.

(Photo credit: All pics in this post shot by Octavio Ortuno)





Buddy busts out on his new Liquid

23 05 2012

Buddy from Austin (Texas) recently picked up on one of the last Liquid frames (word has it they’re sold out now) and he is already putting it to good use.

Taking advantage of it’s dirt-oriented geometry, Buddy is having a blast putting his new Liquid build through its paces at the many dirt spots Austin has to offer.

Check out this shot by his friend Octavio at “The Nut”.

Radness.





Updated InDust Cuatro: spy photos

9 03 2012

Back in November, pictures of the new InDust Cuatro 24 were making the rounds on the Internet.

Now it looks like some refinements have been made to the geometry.

Most notably a slacker head angle (presumably to make it more stable at high speeds when riding trails) and a lower seat tube.

Stout Bikes (the company manufacturing the frames) let the cat out of the bag with some spy photos on their website the other day.

These are looking really good. No word yet on when these will be released but I suspect it will be in limited quantities when they do.

Check out the InDust Facebook page or their webpage for all the latest developments.





Smith grind to whip on the Wave-C

7 02 2012

Jim Cielencki sent in this clip of Jared Swafford riding his (Jim’s) Wave C.

Smooth smith grind to whip at House Park in Austin.

Fresh.

 





Mid-school flashback: Homeless Fatty 24

5 01 2012

Just spotted this rare frame in a thread on BMXmuseum: the Homeless Fatty 24.

That’s right….Homeless Bikes made a 24.

Word has it that this frame, featured in a Ride BMX ad in August 1995,  is one of the (only) three manufactured. (That’s it leaning against the car.)

Talk about a once in a lifetime find.

For more on this frame, check out the thread on BMXmuseum.