Johnny Devlin

Double Bike Check

Ever seen a guy use his old dread as a brake cable tie? Ever wonder how a gnarly street rider would build a flatland bike? Get your answers and more in our Johnny Devlin DOUBLE bike check. JD Bike Check Frame: S&M ATF Fork: S&M Pitchfork Bars: S&M Credence bars Stem: Shadow Lahsaan Kobza signature Chula Grips: Shadow Thirteen Headset: Shadow Corvus Seat/Post: Shadow Johnny Devlin Penumbra Series Solus Cranks: Shadow Trey Jones signature Killer Sprocket: Shadow KIL Sprocket Guard: Shadow Disaster Pedals: Shadow Ravager Alloy Sealed Chain: Shadow interlock Tires: Shadow Valor 2.2" Front Wheel: Shadow Corvus Complete Rear Hub: Shadow BTR Cassette Rear Rim: Shadow Corvus Hub Guards: Shadow Cro Mo Pegs: Shadow Lil Ones Brakes: Shadow Drew Bezanson signature Sano Brake Lever: Shadow Drew Bezanson signature Sano Medium Brake Cable: Shadow Linear Brake Cable Tie: Johnny's Old Dirty Dread
During the last Shadow team trip (in Phoenix) much of the team updated their bikes with some new parts. So I decided to take advantage of all the used parts lying around and built up a bike that I could use to ride flatland. What made this build mostly possible was that Paul Ryan rides a very small and responsive frame, which he happened to leave behind at the end of the trip. I cleaned the frame up a bit, and got an old freecoaster wheel from Trey, then put the bike together. Here's how it turned out. It's been very fun learning how to engage with flatland riding. JD Bike Check Frame: Paul Ryan left over Fork: Joris Coulomb left over Bars: S&M Credence Stem: Shadow Ravager Grips: Shadow Trey Jones signature 138 Headset: Shadow Corvus Clamp: Shadow Alfred Seatpost: Shadow Pivotal Seat: Shadow Pivotal Mid Cranks: Subrosa Bitchin' Sprocket: Shadow Ravager Chain: Shadow Interlock Tires: Shadow Undertaker Front Wheel: Shadow Stun Complete Rear Wheel: Nankai Freecoaster Pedals: Shadow Ravager Plastic Pegs: Shadow Lil Ones