Bike Check: Rick MacDonald

Rick has been toying around with in house powder coating and recently did his frame and a few parts on his bike. We decided to take a better look at it, snap a few pictures and maybe try to spread the word of him doing custom powder coating for people. This is the first flatland bike check we’ve ever done too. Pretty sweet looking rig he has going on here. Check it out!

Frame: 2008 Hoffman Strowler, 19.75 tt, (powdercoated matte black in my garage)
Fork: Dragonfly “Mike Steingraber” zero offset
HS: FSA impact
Gyro: Snafu Mobeus with Hoffman top plate
Bars: Animal Bob 4pc
Barends: Deluxe “bar extenders”
Stem: Colony TLD Top Load, 35mm
Grips: Duo Corey Martinez
Levers: DiaCompe Tech 77s for life.
Brakes: Diatech Hombres
Pegs: Infinity KA’s
Wheel, front: Odyssey 7ka 48h, with Peregrine Super Pro hub
Wheel, back: Odyssey 7ka 48h, with Nankai freecoaster, 11t
Quamen Pops Tensioners
Tires: Odyssey Frequency G K-lyte, 1.75
Cranks: Primo Powerbite, 170mm
Pedals: Fly Rubens
Sprocket: Shadow Crank n’ bones, 25t (custom coated orangey-red)
Chain: KMC something?
Clamp: Kink Focus clamp, fits perfect after the top of my seat-tube cracked off!
Post: Kink 330mm Pivotal
Seat: Macneil flatland pivotal
“My bike isn’t super trendy, I have many classic parts on there that I will use forever…Just a few years ago, flat bikes were getting all twisty, very lightweight and downright fragile…that trend seems to be going away finally! I don’t hesitate to hit the ramps on this bike at all.”



2 thoughts on “Bike Check: Rick MacDonald

  1. Looks great and love what he has to say about flatland bikes staying versatile.

  2. Very nice pictures ! I remember Rick pushed the outer limits of our local Massachusetts BMX ‘crew’ wayback and it’s great to see he’s still riding and tricking out the machinery like this.

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