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C50_image_1378092142 Chuck8273 Quote
2/19/2014 11:44 PM

S&M ATF, Trans Red
22.125" TT
CS: 14.1"
HT angle: 74.25°
Standover: 9"
BB height: 12.25"

S&M Pitchfork, chrome
S&M Perfect 10's, chrome
Solid Death Grips
S&M Challenger, black
S&M Long Johnson pivotal post, polished
Failure Kevlar Fat seat
Revenge Industries wheels
Fit Indent 24's, 170mm, chrome
Merritt mighty sprocket, 25t
Wippermann 1G8
Odyssey Twisted PC pedals
Odyssey Evo 2's, chrome.
Odyssey Trigger, black.

C50_image_1421860014 BMX_Forever Quote
2/19/2014 11:58 PM

Looks awesome, is that a custom built frame or is it the standard spec for the 22" ATF?

C50_image_1378092142 Chuck8273 Quote
2/20/2014 12:22 AM

It's the standard, longer TT version. I now know why so many say they won't go back to a 20". It feels like I remember bikes feeling when I was around 13 or 14. Amazing!!!

C50_image_1421860014 BMX_Forever Quote
2/20/2014 1:01 AM
Chuck8273 wrote:

It's the standard, longer ...more

Sounds good, I'm 6' so a 22" might be good for me. However I won't get one myself until I've tried one, or at least until I have got enough money spare so I can build one up as a second bike.

C50_lightlion_1398653981 Topsey Quote
2/20/2014 3:08 AM

Oh Hell Yeah Chuck! That came together real well! The Failure Seat does look pretty sweet! Deffo still needs a Coxie Seat! Fits in with the whole S&M/Fit/Revenge build! Love It Mate! I'm still unsure about the 22" I'm slowly creeping towards one, but I wont give up on 20" until absolutely necessary haha

C50_0uob2ldbflio9zbqiz_1372853695 subrosa luver Quote
2/20/2014 5:38 AM

Perfect build bro I see this and instantly think 9th street trails in Austin

C50_img_20140614_163252_2004512666_1402756553 T-rider Quote
2/20/2014 6:25 AM

Really nice

C50_s_m_gravity_400pix_1370722046 handlebar-to-face Quote
2/20/2014 12:08 PM

Damn this is amazing!

Always wanted to build up a 22" but not sure how'd i like the feel of it

C50_shes_got_legs_for_days_30_photos14_1401072393_1401076043 Brokenbmx Quote
2/20/2014 12:44 PM

The grips smell like hot asian women right?? This is a ridiculous build man!

C50_image_1378092142 Chuck8273 Quote
2/20/2014 8:30 PM

Thanks guys! I love this thing! The next two days are in the 50's, so the plan is to put some time in on it, both in the neighborhood and riding around the town, looking for places to ride with the oldest boy.

@Topsey, I'm going to try and order that thing again, the web site was giving me a fit the other day.
@Broken, you know it! Haha.

C50_dave_bmx_1383624306 Madtown608 Quote
2/20/2014 8:40 PM

Absolutely sexy ride you got there Chuck! Nice to see you'll probably get to enjoy it soon...I'm jealous!

C50_image_1378092142 Chuck8273 Quote
2/21/2014 11:17 AM
Madtown608 wrote:

Absolutely sexy ride you ...more

Thanks brother!! And the only thing that keeps me off my bike normally, (aside from being busy with my kids) is deeper snow, or once they put the salt down. I won't cover my bike in that corrosive mess.

C50_transition_fb_logo_1388275345 transition_chris Quote
2/21/2014 12:57 PM

How are you liking those Perfect 10s on that build? They are huge!

We've built up a couple 22" bikes here at the shop and have always used Grand Slam XLTs, they seem about the right size for a 22" wheel bike.

C50_p3131788 SuperstarDK Quote
2/21/2014 6:44 PM

Awesome build welcome to the 22 club

C50_billysipodpictures20111165 RiverSideRider Quote
2/21/2014 7:28 PM

sweet chuck

C50_image_1378092142 Chuck8273 Quote
2/22/2014 7:33 AM
transition_chris wrote:

How are you liking those ...more

They feel normal size to me, I love them!

@SuperstarDK, Thanks!

@RiverSideRider, Thanks, man! Love that Barcode!

C50_image_1378092142 Chuck8273 Quote
3/1/2014 9:53 PM
C50_image_1423173800 Soulrebelrastaman Quote
3/2/2014 2:52 AM

That's really nice chuck, the red & chrome work really well.

How much of a difference is the 22" compared to a 20" Did it take long to get used to, and was your tricklist effected in anyway?

C50_image_1378092142 Chuck8273 Quote
3/2/2014 6:32 AM
Soulrebelrastaman wrote:

That's really nice chuck, ...more


As to a difference, my wife still hasn't noticed the size difference, even when the bikes are all next to each other, lol.
It does feel a little bigger, but not nearly what I would have thought. Going from 21.25 to 22.125" TT length, at first felt roomy, but I had the layback and railed seat on it, so changing to the normal post took a little of that away.
It honestly just feels like my bike did back before I was fully grown, for lack of a better explanation. Not too big, and more like in the "Sweet spot". The rear is about 1/2" longer, then add the additional 1/2 or so for wheel circumference, and the balance point is slightly farther back, but it's not as huge an adjustment as it seems to be made out here on the interwebs, haha. I'm sure most would have little or no issues with the change, unless they're 5'4" or something and should stick with the 20".

As to the trick list, winter is my biggest enemy at the moment. I threw together a shitty little ramp last year to just play around on. The oldest and I dragged it out of the garage a few days ago on a warmer day, and was checking the landing area out, and just from a hop as I went around the ramp, my tires sank 3" and I had to fight going otb, haha. Now we're having some freezing rain and snow, so there's that. Yay.

Hope my rambling has answered you at least a little bit, haha.

C50_image_1423173800 Soulrebelrastaman Quote
3/2/2014 6:46 AM

Haha yeah that answered my question, it makes sense that the bike would feel like it did when you were younger.

I'd like to have have a go on a 22" on some trails, I reckon it would feel good over dirt jumps.

Thanx chuck.

C50_tops_1439789482 Stocksy Quote
3/2/2014 7:07 AM

Love the color! I also have that sprocket but in red and it's great!

C50_lightlion_1398653981 Topsey Quote
3/2/2014 7:53 AM

After Your little explanation of the 22" Chuck I'm faaaaaar less intimidated by the thought that a 22" might HAVE to be My next Bike! I'm guessing You're super busy with the little ones?! You haven't emailed Me in aaaaages! Hope All Is Well With You My Friend?

C50_img_0266_1_1399329402 Icant180 Quote
3/2/2014 4:47 PM

this makes me think about converting, haha

C50_image_1378092142 Chuck8273 Quote
3/22/2014 8:19 PM
C50_lightlion_1398653981 Topsey Quote
3/22/2014 8:32 PM

What Are We Looking At?! Is There Something New OOOOOOR???

C50_image_1378092142 Chuck8273 Quote
3/23/2014 2:05 AM
Topsey wrote:

What Are We Looking At?! ...more

Nope! Just a random "nice day for a ride" pic, Haha

C50_img_20140614_163252_2004512666_1402756553 T-rider Quote
3/23/2014 10:08 AM
Chuck8273 wrote:

Nope! Just a random "nice ...more


C50_image_1443538790 blaaaaaaaaa Quote
3/23/2014 11:14 AM

Love the bike Chuck.

C50_image_1395007834 mitchovich Quote
3/23/2014 11:21 AM

very nice build. i raced 24" cruiser for a long time and i loved riding it. building a 22" for dirt jumping.... you have got me thinkin.. back to the drawing boards

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