Skavenger Tunnel / Evel Knievel Tribute BMX 17

Seaside Heights NJ, Lucky Leo's Arcade
Seaside Heights NJ, Lucky Leo's Arcade
All decals, & sponsor logo's were custom fabricated, & real Gold Leaf was used when possible. Profile's 30th ann. edition cranks, with custom polished out hardware, Titanium Spindle, & spline drive Profile Sprocket, fitted with Tioga Mono-Block pedals, & driven with dk's half link chain, in nickle finish. Keeping with the Evel Knievel theme, I had custom gold leaf ODYSSEY 7K decals made, to replace the stock one's. The valve stem caps are also one of a kind items, made from a vintage set of dice from Cesar's Palace Las Vegas, where in 1968 Evel tried to jump the famed "Fountains of Cesars". Fit Bike Co. Shiv II, in chrome, with custom Gold Leaf Evel Knievel decals, that match those Evel had on his Skycycle the X-2, when he attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon in 1974. I tried to represent Evel's sponsors, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, Bell Helmet's, Chuckles Candy, & Mack Truck's I built this Tribute to Evel Knievel, using a Skavenger,  Tunnel frame as the backbone for a really aggressive Street / BMX. I wanted to give it a retro feel, but with state of the art BMX technology, using light but strong materials whenever possible... which completely threw any sort of budget out the window. Custom hand painted Fit Bike Co. Pivitol Seat, with Evel's helmet logo, w/ crown AKA the King The top tube has 13 stars... this is for the 13 Greyhound buses Evel Jumped, The rabbits foot on the handlebars, represents the one worn on the zipper of all Evel's jumpsuits, & the "Color Me Lucky" was Evel's lucky saying... painted on his helmets, & the gas tanks of his motorcycles. Skavenger Tunnel / Evel Knievel Tribute BMX With a bunch of other bikes in my collection...the Skavenger / Evel Knievel Tribute bike, is now hung in an upstairs hallway in my home as a display with some other custom bikes, & some of my Evel Knievel memorabilia.
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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Skavenger Tunnel, Vinny S. Custom paint / Polished Chrome
Fork Fit SHIV II Chrome
Handlebars S&M Slam XLT Chrome
Stem Odyssey Elementry Stem Aluminum
Grips A'ME Block Black
Headset Animal Gold/Intergrated
Cranks Profile Retro, 3rd gen. GDH 175mm
Bottom bracket Profile Mid Polished
Spindle Profile Titanium Titanium
Sprocket Profile Spline Drive Aluminum / Silver
Chain DK Half Link Silver
Pedals Tioga Mono-Block Chrome
Brake levers Odyssey M2 Lever Small Chrome
Brakes Fly Classico Aluminum / silver
Detangler Other none
Brake cables Odyssey Linear Chrome
Seat Fit P.C.P. Padded Black / Custom Paint
Seatpost Animal Pivotal / Stub Custom / polished
Front rim Odyssey 7KA Chrome
Rear rim Odyssey 7KA Chrome
Driver/freewheel Profile 9t Ti
Front hub Profile Elite Aluminum / Polished
Rear hub Profile Elite Aluminum / Polished
Front tire Demolition Momentum Black
Rear tire Demolition Momentum Black
Pegs Eastern Slit Pegs Chrome
General Info
Model Year 2011
Weight 21 lb 4 oz (9639 g)
Additional Info Complete custom one off, Evel Knievel tribute BMX, built around 2011 Skavenger Tunnel frame, Fit Shiv II fork, Profile Elite Hubs.
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