Pat Fisher called me a "fellow experimentalist" - meaning I "experiment" with my riding outside of the normal stylistic constructs. I really liked that compliment from a rider who I respect very much. I mean, I love to do current tricks as much as the next guy, but I also like to try weird and different things as one would see on my Instagram and edits.
And thus, the current bike set-up prevails.
Outside of the normal four-pegs, two brakes and freecoaster set-up, I've opted for locking levers again, since the last time I had them back in 1989. Although I can only do a few tricks with locking levers (old school stuff), I like the idea that I have them and can use them if I want to.
I've also gone with skinnier tires and no longer trying to squeeze fat 2.35 or 2.4's on my frame and fork. I did this for brake clearance. I'm a huge fan of what DUO offers in tire compounds, although I may go with some funky color (like purple or blue) from Sunday.
The gyro is set up with a London mod, and my rear brake squeezes and locks up just as hard as it did with a straight cable. Because I had to add headset spacers to make for a proper gyro cable pull, I traded in the 10" Charlie Crumlish FUBAR for a more standard 9" rise Crumlish bar. My Madera stem is still holding strong at a 48mm reach. So far, the Cult AK Grips have proven their worth and are wearing really well.
I still love my steel 4.25 Stolen Barrel pegs - they are long enough for botched grinds and flatland, yet not so long that they get in the way. The Sunday Knox Sprocket adds extra protection for my chain, and the Fit MAC sealed alloy pedals keep my feet stuck on when I need to be stuck on.
While my Profile Cranks continue to take a beating, I can't believe they are still alive. The chrome has completely been ground off, and they truly do get whacked around.
Lastly, I ride a 20.65 BSD Beverage frame and an Odyssey F25 Freestyle fork.
As it sits, full loaded, my bike weighs in at a hair over 29lbs.
Thanks for looking - questions welcome!