Yesterday me and a friend went to a spot that I saw earlier in the summer. It wasn’t the best setup, but I figured I could do it anyway. The run-up kind of mellowed out so there was no pop, so we made a makeshift launch out of a piece of ply and some pieces of wood.
Anyway, I fired it out right off the bat, but didn’t get enough speed as you can see in the video below.
There was also a balcony that stopped me from getting the best line possible. To get the right line I would have liked to be able to go as close to the wall as possible so I’d go more out into the bank when going over the rail. This way I went more straight so even if I had pulled it, the clip might not have been all that great anyway.
It was pretty gnarly and I’m happy I got away with some bruises and a sore neck and shoulder. Way better than if I had smashed my face on the stone framing of the flower bed at the top of the bank… too close for comfort.
It recently came to my knowledge that chainless internet hero Liam Fahy-Hampton’s runs not one, but two (2) eject hubs! He runs two front wheels, both with Eject hubs and has drilled and tapped one of the axles to take a 12mm stud for extra strength use in the back. Liam rides without a drivetrain and that’s just plain insane!
This is some really strong stuff. Probably been posted everywhere already, but I’ll post it anyway. It’s a short documentary about Stephen’s accident and recovery so far. Everyone should see how amazing this guy is.
A few people have asked me what the difference between the first batch of “Option” hubs and the new Eject hub available through Simple Bikes is. Basically the only difference is that the hubshell is 5mm wider and therefore the endcones are shorter too.
I just recieved a sample of a revised version of the guard. We have ditched the original aluminium version and will offer this as our new guard option (sold separately).
I has basically got the same shape as the original guard, but instead we have designed a plastic sleeve that fits tight on the small endcones that are already supplied with the hub. Lighter than aluminium and slides faster.
Sorry for the shitty quality pics!
The new DVD from Jesper Stern/Team Tumult premieres on the 27th of october at Dubliner Southside in Stockholm. Subway station “Zinkensdamm”.
Show up after 8 p.m. and the DVD starts playing at 10 p.m.
No entry fee!
You have to be 21 or over to get in… sorry to all of you underage kids. We will sort it out so you can see it too later!
I’ve started the huge task of going through all my old drawings and bikepart designs that I’ve accumulated and not been very good at archiving in a good manner. I have so many different versions of designs and many are drawn in a program that I don’t use anymore. So I have to reinstall that to be able to see what it is I have in the “archives”.
So I figured I’d treat you to 3 screenshots of a very early draft of the Eject hub. These date back all the way to September 2004! The original thought was to have the spokes covered by the bearings, this to have the bearings as far apart as possible. I’m glad I ditched that idea and moved on to the current design.