Posts Tagged ‘se’

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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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.


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