I would Blow a Small Horse for this Bike and don't really like Horses
Skavenger Tunnel / Evel Knievel Tribute BMX 17
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.
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.
|Frame: Skavenger Tunnel, Vinny S.. Misc.: Custom paint / Polished Chrome|
|Fork: Fit SHIV II. Misc.: Chrome|
|Handlebars: S&M Slam XLT. Misc.: Chrome|
|Stem: Odyssey Elementry Stem. Misc.: Aluminum|
|Grips: A'ME Block. Misc.: Black|
|Headset: Animal . Misc.: Gold/Intergrated|
|Cranks: Profile Retro, 3rd gen. GDH. Misc.: 175mm|
|Bottom bracket: Profile Mid. Misc.: Polished|
|Spindle: Profile Titanium. Misc.: Titanium|
|Sprocket: Profile Spline Drive. Misc.: Aluminum / Silver|
|Chain: DK Half Link. Misc.: Silver|
|Pedals: Tioga Mono-Block. Misc.: Chrome|
|Brake levers: Odyssey M2 Lever Small. Misc.: Chrome|
|Brakes: Fly Classico. Misc.: Aluminum / silver|
|Detangler: Other none|
|Brake cables: Odyssey Linear. Misc.: Chrome|
|Seat: Fit P.C.P. Padded. Misc.: Black / Custom Paint|
|Seatpost: Animal Pivotal / Stub. Misc.: Custom / polished|
|Front rim: Odyssey 7KA. Misc.: Chrome|
|Rear rim: Odyssey 7KA. Misc.: Chrome|
|Driver/freewheel: Profile 9t. Misc.: Ti|
|Front hub: Profile Elite. Misc.: Aluminum / Polished|
|Rear hub: Profile Elite. Misc.: Aluminum / Polished|
|Front tire: Demolition Momentum. Misc.: Black|
|Rear tire: Demolition Momentum. Misc.: Black|
|Pegs: Eastern Slit Pegs. Misc.: Chrome|
|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.|
Flatlandfox 12/22/2012 5:23 PM
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INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE!!! HOLY COW!!! I CAN'T GET OVER HOW GOOD THIS LOOKS SO I'M GOING TO TYPE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS SO YOU THINK I'M YELLING!
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE!!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE VERY VERY PROUD OF THIS BUILD. WOW!!!
Damn Fox, this bike rocks ass! Well done bro!
Sooooo sick. Never sell this
Thanks for all the positive comments, tons of sweet bikes on this site, so I'm pretty stoked to be near the top with my bike checks!!
These are Profile's 30th ann. cranks, based on their original design... So technically they are new... But they look old. I went with a Titanium spindle, & polished out the crank arm bolts, & bottom Bracket cups too
are those the original profile cranks? or are they new?
I love it!
These are Odsy Twisted PC ? Really ? How much did it cost with painting and everything ?
The pedals in the pic's are Tioga Monoblock... again I was trying to give the bike a motorcycle feel, but chose toI swap them out with Twisted PC's after finding the Monoblock were a bit slippery, & gave the bike a sketchy feel ... as for the price... ahhhh way toooo much, but I'm still not completely certain, because this bike took close to 7 months from start to finish to complete most of the components were acquired over a period time. As for the custom paint... I did the paint so that just co$t me... mucho TIME!!!
I'm sure he's not going to listen to what you tell him to do he built it as he wanted and either way it's sick.
Thanks for the input guys... The grips, & brakes were to help give it that 1970's Retro Motorcycle feel.
change the grips and take off the brakes
I love everything except the grips