As long as I've owned a bike and/or tools, I always enjoyed building it, wether its been in my front room, garage, in the local bike shop or in my bedroom.
Everyone always loves that feeling of building up a new bike.
The one you've worked hard for to earn the money then spent ages researching the latest products within the bmx world, which have inevitably exploited modern methods of production versed with cheaper materials bought to you in a jazzy looking form to produce a lighter yet supposedly stronger components (with no quantitive results/evidence from testing/bench marking) ready to make a dent in your wallet.
Whether you've thought this through or negated these facts and just attempted to put together a good look/colour scheme or even tried to synchronise all three.
Its the feeling of putting it together than remains the same.
For me this is likely to be the last bmx bike I buy.
As a result I wanted to capture this task and put it together in a video for me to remember.
I doubt this video really displays "the love" in the building process, therefore if not I hope you find it insightful.
I definitely had a great time building it, and I'm especially pleased with my first attempts at wheel building.
Look out for a video of the ride coming soon....
Massive shout out to Rich @ The Source BMX in Hastings, England for helping to reduce that dent in my wallet:
Panasonic DMC GF1
Bibio - Fire Ants
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