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Vital BMX member readybmxer
108657 readybmxer https://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/108657/avatar/c50_Design_1508525225.jpg?1508524667 https://www.vitalbmx.com/community/readybmxer,108657/all 10/29/13 16 https://www.vitalbmx.com/community/readybmxer,108657/setup 64 1440 152 5
With a custom-painted seafoam colored frame and custom hydrodipped parts throughout the setup, I present to Vital my ramp-ready bike, HYDRO-FOAM.
With a custom-painted seafoam colored frame and custom hydrodipped parts throughout the setup, I present to Vital my ramp-ready bike, HYDRO-FOAM. Tall bars and dual cables. The best of the hydrodipped bunch, my stem. The rest of the lower setup. Little art piece of my setup. Capturing utmost detail was my goat. I mean goal. Cables lookin' fine! Happy with my efforts.
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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Kink 2013 Whip [20.5" TT] (Tony Hamlin) Custom Paint
Fork Odyssey R32 [Offset: 32mm]
Handlebars S&M Perfect 10 [10" H x 30" W]
Bar ends ODI Plastic Custom Hydrodip
Stem Sunday Freeze [Topload] Custom Hydrodip
Grips ODI Longneck
Headset Kink Integrated
Cranks Mission Transit [175mm]
Bottom bracket Kink Spanish Custom Hydrodip
Spindle Mission 9-Spline
Sprocket Mission Cipher [25t]
Chain KMC Z410
Pedals Mission Impulse
Brake levers Mission Captive
Brakes Odyssey EVO II
Detangler Stolen Satellite
Brake cables SST ORYG Dual Setup
Brake accessories Odyssey Slim-By-Four Pads
Seat Kink Team Edition [Pivotal]
Seatpost Mission Aluminum [Pivotal] Custom Hydrodip
Seatpost clamp Kink Stock
Front rim Alienation Blacksheep
Rear rim Alienation Blacksheep
Driver/freewheel Alienation 9-Tooth [4-Pawl]
Front hub Mission Echo
Rear hub Mission React [Cassette]
Front tire Maxxis Ringworm [20" X 1.95", 90 PSI]
Rear tire Maxxis Ringworm [20" X 1.95", 90 PSI]
General Info
Model Year 2013
Weight 24 lb 0 oz (10886 g)
Additional Info Dialed, kinda light, and really responsive. Everything tight, greased, and working smoothly, just the way it should be! As of 8/5/17, this bike no longer exists. It's been one heck of a ride, but it's time to move on to another setup!
22 comments
  • Aitkenisgod

    9/4/2017 5:20 AM

    Love that colour.

  • readybmxer

    9/7/2017 11:38 AM

    Many thanks! Hopefully I can make one as good as this in the future, haha.

  • CallumB1232

    8/6/2017 12:13 PM

    I know it says retired but that is a f*cking awsome bike man

  • readybmxer

    8/6/2017 3:26 PM

    Many thanks, Callum! Hopefully my next build will be just as okay, haha!

  • ggallin422

    7/4/2017 9:29 AM

    How do you do the hydro dip thing? Is it just paint on top of water? Can you use regular spray paint? It looks sick. I want to try it.

  • readybmxer

    7/4/2017 12:13 PM

    Thanks, ggallin!

    Essentially, that's exactly how to do it. I followed this video by a favorite Channel of mine exactly step-by step except for the rawing parts bit as it's too much of a hassle and, TBH, I don't think it's completely necessary.

    Start at 10:30 in this video to skip over the intro and talking, if you like. They dip various parts, but I think at 10:30 to around 11:00 there's the best example of how to do it. It's scooter-related, hope you don't mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJE0tZZvjK0

  • HondaCRFRacer

    6/23/2017 10:18 PM

    Nice man, love the color scheme!

  • readybmxer

    6/24/2017 1:36 PM

    Many thanks, Honda!

  • James_Letten17

    6/22/2017 8:00 PM

    This reminds me of the BSD Trail Or Park colorway

  • readybmxer

    6/24/2017 1:35 PM

    That's the first thing that came to mind for me as well! Kriss has always been a favorite, I was stoked to see the outcome! :D

  • chiefndaily

    5/27/2017 11:17 AM

    How do you like the coaster friend?

  • readybmxer

    5/27/2017 2:31 PM

    It's been real fun! I've ridden it a few times before, but only now I'm really beginning to enjoy it.

  • Super-Pawl

    5/2/2017 2:15 PM

    So clean

  • readybmxer

    5/3/2017 1:07 AM

    Thanks, Pawl!

  • Champop

    9/4/2016 5:32 AM

    Nice and clean build!

  • readybmxer

    9/7/2016 10:25 PM

    Thank you, Cham!

  • DanTheBikerMan

    7/1/2016 3:43 PM

    How are the R32's holding up? I'm thinking about upgrading to those in a bit.

  • readybmxer

    7/1/2016 3:54 PM

    I trust them for my life! Been running this particular one for 3 years now. Started off chrome, went through front brakes, and now it's painted black. I'm not the hardest shredder, but it's lasting, highly recommend it!

  • aussiebmxer

    9/1/2016 12:38 AM

    how did you run your front brakes?

  • readybmxer

    9/1/2016 1:20 AM

    Odyssey 1999 Caliper brake setup. It was okay-ish, not the stopping power I wanted, but they were decent enough.

  • nofx

    5/23/2016 3:49 AM

    nice build! fellow brake rider

  • readybmxer

    5/23/2016 9:34 AM

    Thanks, dude!