Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What's in the stand...

Danny MacAskill is a skilled trials rider from the UK. Okay, understatement of the year. He's a phenomenal street/trials rider. The actual bike he used in the video clip below was recently auctioned to benefit a charity. A customer of mine won the auction and brought the bike over to get it assembled. Pretty dang cool.

It looks like the sidewall has been hand ground with a course grinding wheel to get a little extra bite on the brake pads.
Danny MacAskill Trials

Authentic signature.
Danny MacAskill Trials

Danny MacAskill Trials

And the video:


(What's playing: Band of Horses The Funeral)

2 comments:

comstock2005 said...

Mike, did you know that Danny tripped over a curb a couple months ago and aggravated an old collarbone injury? It put him out of commission quite a while. He said he "spends so much time on the bike that he forgot how to walk."

frankenbike said...

Thanks for posting that video.It was either inspiration or cabin fever, but I immediately went outside and rode my bike. At 10 at nite. It was 5 below zero. I made ramp out of a 6 foot bank of snow. Tried to take a picture of my BMC water bottle, but failed. It was great.