Exclusive: Interview on Custom Frames with David Harrison of Pedal Driven Cycles

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When it came down to starting this series, the first guy that came to mind was Dave at Pedal Driven Cycles. I grew up on the east coast, in NJ actually, but spent a lot of time in NYC. Of course, the east coast style of riding rubbed off on me, and one of my favorite riders was always Tyrone Williams, who not too long ago, started riding a Pedal Driven frame. You know how that goes; your favorite rider rides something, so you investigate to see what makes it so awesome. Sure enough, Dave comes through with more than enough backing and photos to prove that he’s one of the best there is at what he does. Click through to read the full interview.

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Eclat 25.4mm Bar And Stem

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A little birdy from Éclat posted this exciting little gem onto Facebook a couple of days ago; by all outward appearances this is just a normal stem and bar combo but these particular ones are oversized and measure at 25.4mm diameter instead of the usual 22.2mm we’ve been all been using since… well, forever. No word on whether the 25.4mm diameter is used throughout the whole bar or just the stem clamping area (like a lot of MTB bars) but with the plethora of bar spinners around today, it would make sense to make the grip area diameter larger to take the sting out of slinging the b’s extra hard, and that’s not even touching on the strength advantages of a larger tube. Could this be a new standard emerging? Answers on a postcard.

 

Spotted: New Tire from Stranger

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Stranger has been putting out new products pretty consistently. Their latest product is this new slick tire, that looks like the Dugan tire from Odyssey and the Wright tire from Kink had a love child, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I think they look rad, and they remind me of motorcycle tires. Expect to see these out soon and stay tuned to Stranger’s site for more info.

Spotted: GT Four-Piece Bars

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Originally posted over at The Union, here we can see a cheeky glimpse at GT‘s prototype-remakes of their classic 4-piece bars of which Animal’s discontinued Bob Scerbo bars were based upon.  There’s no information on release dates, sizes or specs as of yet (other than they’ll come in black and chrome…) but here’s to hoping they stay true to the originals.

Spotted: The Make 4-Piece Bars

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At first glance, these look like some Bob bars from the guys at Animal. Then you realize that it’s The Make whose behind it, and suddenly you’re a bit confused. We actually have no info on this set of bars, so you’ll need to stay tuned to see what they’re up to, and you can do that on their site.

New Alex Kennedy Parts from Cult

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In my opinion, Alex Kennedy is one of the best freecoaster riders out there today, so whenever I see something new with his name on it, I get stoked. Now it’s a new bronze colorway of his frame, as you can see above, and a new set of bars with some bigger dimensions. I think it’s very well deserved. If you want to see a photo of the bars along with some dimensions, just click through!

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Volume Broc Raiford Captain Bars

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Volume Bikes‘ Broc Raiford signature line of nautically themed parts looks to be growing with the addition of the Captain bars, of which are out in 9.25″ rise next month with 9″ versions coming out shortly after.  Check out the specs below;

Rise: 9” or 9.25”
Width: 28.5”
Backsweep: 10°
Upsweep: 2°
Crossbar height: 6.75”
Crossbar width: 11.3”
Weight: 33.5 oz
Colours: Flat black, black/white splatter and chrome