Saturday, December 15, 2007
Nemesis Project x Kid Robot !
Well I guess I've been hinting at this long enought , but now that the blog trackosaurusrex somehow got their hands on the pre-relese pic's I sent to KidRobot i'll fill everyone in on the bike.
I recently had the pleasure of doing this colaberation bike with the folks over at Kid Robot As I have mentioned before , If I had my choice of clients to build custom bikes for KidRobot would be #1 on that list !
The Kid Robot X Nemesis Project bike pictured was built as a one off contemporary art piece to be shown at the Kid Robot store during Art Basel Miami Beach.
Art direction of this project was done by Chad Phillips of KR and overseen directly by Paul Budnitz owner and president of Kid Robot , Nemesis Project supplied KidRobot with the first of their new Track frames , built from a mix of Dedacciai , True-Temper and some vintage Tange tubes . The frame features Nemesis Project's new rear track bike dropout system designed specifically for messengers. This systems prevents the average street trool from stealing your wheels with any vice grip, pliers , channel lock's or crescent wrench . The Nemesis Project dropout is a deep pocketed dropout that with only accept a 15-mm deep socket for rear wheel removal ( unless your running allen bolts axle nut's then your kinda screwed anyways )
This bike was handbuilt and assembled 100% by Nemesis Project owner and frame builder Brad Hodges .
The bike is currently on disply at the Kid Robot Miami store located at 638 collins Ave.
This bike comes with a custom powdercoated U-lock W/color matched key's , color matched tool kit and custom one off KidRobot Valve stem caps all hand made by Brad Hodges .
List price for this one off art piece is $6,000
Contact KidRobot sales if you are intrested in aquiring this bicycle.
Frame: Nemesis Project track frame KR-01
Headbadge: 3oz sterling silver Kid-Robot headbadge made by OSA @ Complete Technique
Headset: 45x45 campy internal , powdercoated to match frame
F wheel: AEROSPOKE
R wheel: Custom powdercoated Miche Track hub and R lock ring , hand built to a Velocity Deep V
also custom powdercoated w/ the hub and all other white parts on the build
Cranks : Sugino 75 custom powdercoated white
Chainring: Sugino 75 powdercoated white , teeth masked
Pedals : MKS outer cages powdercoated white
Toe clip: MKS W/ Toshi strap in white
Seat: Macneil Pivotal technology , re-covered in snowflake white Ostrich leather
Seat Post: Macneil Pivotal powdercoated to match magenta fade in frame
Tires: custom one off non logo'd Michelin 700x23c
Bar and stem: Easton powdercoated cyan blue to match frame