Net-zero Kink black-&-tan 3

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Frame: Kink Gap. Misc.: 20 1/2", 4130 chromoly HT, TT, DT
Fork: Kink Stout. Misc.: chromo steer tube, 32mm offset
Handlebars: Kink Uptown. Misc.: chromo 8 1/4", 28.5" wide
Bar ends: Cult
Stem: Eclat Burns. Misc.: Sean Burns 7075 Al, rawed
Grips: Cult AK. Misc.: gum
Headset: Mission . Misc.: integrated
Cranks: Stolen Team. Misc.: chromo OG 3-piece
Bottom bracket: Mission . Misc.: Sealed Spanish 19 mm
Spindle: Stolen Team. Misc.: 48 spline chromo
Sprocket: Fit Key. Misc.: chromo, 25t
Chain: KMC Pintle. Misc.: half-link (intentionally backwards per LBS recommend)
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC LE. Misc.: smoke/green
Seat: Mission . Misc.: pivotal slim
Seatpost: Other Now with Moltres sticker for extra fire type goodness
Seatpost clamp: Other
Front rim: Eastern
Rear rim: Other . Misc.: good old heavy doublewall 48 spoke
Driver/freewheel: Eastern . Misc.: 9t cassette
Front hub: Eastern . Misc.: sealed
Rear hub: Eastern . Misc.: sealed
Front tire: Odyssey Chase Hawk 2.2. Misc.: gumwall
Rear tire: Odyssey Chase Hawk 2.2. Misc.: gumwall
General Info
Model Year: 2013
Weight: 25 lb 8 oz (11567 g)
Additional Info: Geo: TT 20.5", CS 13.75", HT 74.5deg, BB 11.75", SA 71deg, SO 8.5". This was a renovation project - my first complete from the bearings up build. Was a pile of scraped-up, cast-off, dirt & oil-crusted junk when I got it. Done for almost zero budget: $10 for frame, BB, headset, forks, bars, cranks. Yup, 10 bucks! $12 apiece for the tires. $0 for the wheels and hubs as they came from an old Eastern Jane + extra parts that I sold some of in pieces for a solid profit which offset all of the other parts that became this Kink. $10 for the driver and sprocket from a Fit. $10 for the seat and another post Chain was free $14 for the grips I think? $12 for the pedals. $30 for spindle bolts and crank install and chainline help at LBS. :-) They are the best.

Vital BMX member Charliekeet Charliekeet 12/2/2016 8:53 PM

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So it took a lot of cleaning, sanding, priming, painting (not super well, but hey it was ruined before anyway), clearcoating, researching, fitting together, adjusting, cursing, selling, buying, waiting, and dialing, but it's really satisfying to ride it at last. Will definitely not be my last build!!

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Many thx.
I built it as the "next bike" for my little guy. So will eventually add an Ody Springfield brake, possibly a different seat, some newer, cleaner axle nuts & a new chain.

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