Ebony and Ivory - The Unexpected S&M Black Magic Build

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3/19/2018 11:58 AM

She's finally built!! (with the exception of a Pitchfork and a gyro). Most people already know I went through a bit of a gaffe with a custom frame builder, but thanks to Vital member FuryusGeorge, I was able to source this gorgeous frame. Mostly built up with Odyssey parts. I try to keep everything fairly simple, really dialed, and solid. I hate a clanky sounding bike.

I rode for the first time this past Saturday (March 17th) and...something clicked. The fit is there. The pop is there. The balance is there. This thing is just fuckin perfect. I couldn't be happier. I'm currently just running a straight cable because I have NO patience.

Frame : 2017 S&M Black Magic in gloss white - 21.25"
Forks: SE landing gear, being switched out for Pitchfork Widemouth XLTs soon
Bars : Odyssey 10-4's cut to 28"
Stem : Odyssey Tommy Dugan Front Load - 48mm
Headset : Cane Creek - being replaced with FBM headset soon
Grips: Cult Vans Waffle - Black
Barends : Cult Vans
Lever : Odyssey M2
Cranks : Profile elite 170mm Titanium spindle
Pedals: Odyssey JCPCs
Sprocket : Madera Signet Guard - 28T
Chain : KMC Kool Chain 710
Brakes : Odyssey Slic Linear to Odyssey Evo2 brake
Pads : Odyssey
Seat : Merritt SL-1 Brown leather
Seatclamp : Integrated
Rear Wheel : Primo 7series- DT Swiss Spokes - WTP Helix V2 All black
Front Wheel : Nitrous Hub - DT Swiss Spokes - Nitrous Rim All black
Tyres : Odyssey Chase Hawk Signature Gum/Black Sidewall - 2.20"
Extras: Decals courtesy of HardBMX_Tim
Mods: Nothing yet. Don't fix what's perfect.









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3/19/2018 12:14 PM

Just down right beautiful! And looks dialed man! Good work man

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3/19/2018 12:15 PM

I might have to pick up a s&m frame they look nice

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3/19/2018 12:24 PM

Loving the build, dude! Nice job!

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3/19/2018 2:14 PM

Dude! It looks amazing! The black, white, and gum flow well together!

Btw- both your tires are on backwards

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I don't crash, I do random gravity checks...

3/19/2018 2:22 PM

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

Dude! It looks amazing! The black, white, and gum flow well together!

Btw- both your tires are on backwards

Hahaha I knew someone would notice! Thanks for the kind words, dude.

I had the front wheel off for traveling, which when flipped is correct, but uh yeah, I've been riding with my rear one on backwards for a while. I'll fix it while we have OUR THIRD NOREASTER IN 3 WEEKS this week.

I'm so sick of winter.

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BMX over 30: Eat clean, Stretch, and Pray.

3/19/2018 2:44 PM

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

Dude! It looks amazing! The black, white, and gum flow well together!

Btw- both your tires are on backwards

TheDarkEnergist wrote:

Hahaha I knew someone would notice! Thanks for the kind words, dude.

I had the front wheel off for traveling, which when flipped is correct, but uh yeah, I've been riding with my rear one on backwards for a while. I'll fix it while we have OUR THIRD NOREASTER IN 3 WEEKS this week.

I'm so sick of winter.

Haha, for some reason whenever I see a bike, I can instantly look at the tires, and I'm like, this person's tires are on backwards lol, idk why, it's drives me nuts I couldn't ride like that, for me that would be like riding with crooked bars

I also hate winter, but now it's hot and humid, and its only spring....

fuck this Texas weather.....

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I don't crash, I do random gravity checks...

3/19/2018 2:49 PM

You nailed it, I just thought I could get away with it, hahaha.

But yeah it actually stuck out to me last night, and I only really realized because I had switched my front wheel. I was like "wait...this one is wrong now, but...that means the back one has been wrong for a while "

Either way, I may pick up a pair of all black tires soon, because I've actually been riding these for a while. They're still in amazing shape for being like 2 years old, but I've always loved the all black wheels/spokes/tires/hubs/nipples look.

We shall see. Those Eclat Mirage tires are tempting as hell.

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3/19/2018 5:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2018 5:39 PM

I’m really digging the gum with the black and white also! It came out great!

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3/19/2018 6:42 PM

graybush38 wrote:

I’m really digging the gum with the black and white also! It came out great!

x3

All of that sprocket clearance... So many activities!

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3/19/2018 7:23 PM

Bryan91 wrote:

x3

All of that sprocket clearance... So many activities!

Shit! I just realized that! You can have a fuckin 5373938262 tooth sprocket on there and you'll have plenty of clearance! Hell yeah!

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I don't crash, I do random gravity checks...

3/20/2018 4:59 AM

Wish I'd have read the comments first, I spent a good 5 minutes looking at your tyres wondering if they were on backwards, and it started to mess with my head like one of those magic eye photos!

Really like the colours though, top bike.

Also what do you think of the Hawk tyres?

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If I could go a tenth as high as Larry Edgar goes, then I would still be blasting super high.

3/20/2018 6:41 AM

Aitkenisgod wrote:

Wish I'd have read the comments first, I spent a good 5 minutes looking at your tyres wondering if they were on backwards, and it started to mess with my head like one of those magic eye photos!

Really like the colours though, top bike.

Also what do you think of the Hawk tyres?

Hahah dude, Honda pointing it out got to me. I went home last night and flipped both tires to be proper. It was nagging me the whole day.

Thanks so much for the kind words. I really think the colors and the frame all came together really well.

As for the Hawk tires, get some if you can. I think Odyssey's site still has them for $10 a piece. I've had them for 2+ years and yet to have a flat or any issues. I swear by them.

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BMX over 30: Eat clean, Stretch, and Pray.

3/20/2018 7:27 AM

this certainly isnt a color scheme you see everyday, looks really good man congrats on the build

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3/21/2018 2:41 AM

Only part I don't love is the fork preload bolt but I see you are getting new forks, so they should come with one. I don't see very many white frames IRL, surprised it isn't a more popular colour.

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3/21/2018 11:05 AM

Beamex wrote:

Only part I don't love is the fork preload bolt but I see you are getting new forks, so they should come with one. I don't see very many white frames IRL, surprised it isn't a more popular colour.

Yep, that shitty bolt has been with me for a while. I had Pitchforks on the bike originally but I need an uncut steerer tube. I HATE that preload bolt, it's just the only one I have for now.

Thanks for the comments guys! I'll keep updating as new parts get put on.

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BMX over 30: Eat clean, Stretch, and Pray.

3/22/2018 9:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/22/2018 9:03 AM

These should do quite nicely. Just ordered from Empire!



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3/23/2018 11:25 AM

Beautiful bike, dude!

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3/27/2018 11:06 AM

Lol I havent ordered a new headset for my main in over 4-5 years. Sweet ride

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3/27/2018 11:15 AM

Loiks amazing.

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3/27/2018 1:20 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys. Honestly, I couldn't be more happy with this thing. I put the new fork and headset on last night, and it's SO much smoother, and god damn man...they're not joking when they say the XLT means XTRA LONG TUBE. The steerer tube is like 3 feet long!

I'm pretty sure my last headset was on it's way out. Was very wobbly and starting to bind/get rough.

I ordered an Odyssey GTX gyro plate because it integrates the headset dust cap and the bottom plate, which is fuckin perfect. Nice and low profile, 5" headtube, and a gyro. I'll post up some really good pics once this thing is completely totally done. I'll break out the big boy camera and take time.

Some pics from just after my Sunday session:





"Dad...what'd you run over? A burger? That shit smells DELICIOUS"



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BMX over 30: Eat clean, Stretch, and Pray.

3/27/2018 6:25 PM

Hell ya, man!

Can't wait to see the new fork/ gyro set-up.

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3/27/2018 6:35 PM

Holy shit I want to ride a big ass bowl with that bike :O It looks sooooo stable!


But guess what, I gots a Soundwave biotch!

Oh, and your rear tire is still on backwards....

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I don't crash, I do random gravity checks...

3/28/2018 2:47 AM

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

Holy shit I want to ride a big ass bowl with that bike :O It looks sooooo stable!


But guess what, I gots a Soundwave biotch!

Oh, and your rear tire is still on backwards....

No its not..

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Hmmm

3/28/2018 4:26 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/28/2018 4:27 AM

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

Holy shit I want to ride a big ass bowl with that bike :O It looks sooooo stable!


But guess what, I gots a Soundwave biotch!

Oh, and your rear tire is still on backwards....

Edman123 wrote:

No its not..

Dammit you ruined the joke! I know it's not on backwards, I was just messing with him

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I don't crash, I do random gravity checks...

3/28/2018 6:19 AM

God dammit Honda - I read your post, looked at the pictures, looked at my bike, looked at my pictures, looked at your post, looked back at my bike and just said "Am I fucking crazy!?!?!"

You definitely got me.

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BMX over 30: Eat clean, Stretch, and Pray.

3/28/2018 6:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/28/2018 9:55 AM

TheDarkEnergist wrote:

God dammit Honda - I read your post, looked at the pictures, looked at my bike, looked at my pictures, looked at your post, looked back at my bike and just said "Am I fucking crazy!?!?!"

You definitely got me.

Haha thats what I wanted to happen! YES!

But that really is a damn beautiful bike dude...

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I don't crash, I do random gravity checks...

3/31/2018 11:47 AM

One hundred percent done and dialed. I’m like a kid on Christmas. Plus, I hit this curved wall ride a few times and am able to keep getting higher and higher. Cheers to a properly sized bmx bike!







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BMX over 30: Eat clean, Stretch, and Pray.

3/31/2018 12:28 PM

Duuuuuuuuuuuuude! She's looks so damn sexy! How much for a ride?

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I don't crash, I do random gravity checks...

4/1/2018 9:14 AM

I hated the white when I first saw it but it's growing on me.

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Hmmm