Posts Tagged ‘pk ripper’

Buttie doing it Big.

October 22, 2009

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Is that Antony Butt in Cycling weekly? Why yes it is. The boy from Birmingham done good!

Via 14.

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Message from Todd Lyons. Really?

April 4, 2009

The message reads:

“Yo, if you want to see a sneak peak of the real deal 700c Fixed Gear PK Ripper Looptail, peep here…

Available this summer.”

-Todd Lyons
*SE Brand Manager

So here I am… I have posted about this before but the link sent has a real nice article on Todd Lyons and S.E bikes so get on over to Highsnobiety and read up!

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Butty’s 700c PK Ripper

January 21, 2009

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Got sent this pic today from my long time home boy and the very man from who I purchased my first PK Ripper.

This is Antony Butt’s bad boy fixed wheel.

I can still remember swapping him a handful of hard saved cash when I was 17, for a shiny polished Aluminium Ripper complete with landing gear forks… sweet!
I almost wet myself… It was finally mine.
Then like an idiot I went and sold it about a year later through fear of snapping it on my local trails – Ashworth in Great Barr.

Antony or ‘Butty’ has been riding bikes ever since I have known him, he has raced countless times in BMX including the Worlds, yes the Worlds!
He has competed against most, if not all of of my old BMX heroes and always, always on an S.E.
I can only imagine what trinkets this guy has in his garage.

When I first found out about the 700c Ripper I emailed him to see if he had any info on it, price, release date etc.
Not only did he have info, he already had the bike, in his possession and had been shredding it for for a while. Damn!

I am a big fan of this and I still want one so Antony if your reading this, nudge nudge, wink wink!

SE x DC Quadangle cruiser

January 5, 2009

Seen in Ideal skates today, Birmingham’s best outlet for all your skateboarding needs.

The 2008 SE bikes x DC shoes Quadangle cruiser.
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This is the second bike the two companies have worked on together, the first being the PK ripper that was released in 07.

This Quadangle is limited to 500 worldwide so is pretty rare, and being SE you know it oozes history and to me that is as important as anything.

If I had the chips now I would love to buy this for the Mrs,
so I guess I should get saving before they sell it!

The original SE Quadangle was created in 1979 as Stu Thompson’s signature bike. It was quickly dubbed the “STR-1”, which stood for “Stu Thompson Replica 1”. After some design changes it was given several new nicknames including the “Quadangle” and “Loop Tail Quad” based on its new design. This version would be made from 1979 to 1982 before being updated into a newer non-loop tail design.

The frame would go through additional design changes in the following years and a new frame was created in 1984. SE used the newly designed Quadangle to address the rising popularity of the Freestyle market by adding frame standers, a coaster brake mount and a steeper head tube angle. This would be referred to as the “Freestyle Quad” and was coupled with a new version of its custom “Landing Gear” fork called “Standing Gear”. This new version of the frame and fork would only be offered in 1984 and 1985.

From 1985 to 1994 the design remained untouched. By the late 1990’s the frame was converted over to alloy from the original steel construction, which forever changed the aesthetic of the design.

Black Mags

December 10, 2008

Yes I know this is really old but seriously…
Cazals, Jordan Vs and a PK Ripper in the same movie!? For that reason alone I am putting it up and for those who have not yet seen it your in for a treat.
This from the Cool Kids is pure hotness.

PK Ripper 700c

December 1, 2008

You know what time it is!
An ultimate classic freaked with for folks who like big wheels… Comes out next year complete with risers and Ourys! Barspins anyone?
I had a polished aluminium Ripper circa 98 and I loved it, I remember people, like pro bmxers and sh*t giving me props for owning one at the time… lucky for me I had a friend who rode for SE… Big.
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