Dave is currently with his wife in Africa, more specifically Tanzania. His first order of business was to climb the largest mountain on the continent. Dave is known to do this in every continent he travels to. Using photo shop enhance technology I was able to approximate Dave’s location. Good luck, Dave!
Creating custom frames for a multitude of clientele has it’s draw backs. Instead of setting up and stamping frames by the hundreds or even thousands, Dave starts from scratch on his custom frames. This frame was originally intended for Sleeper. A verbal miscommunication left this frame with 14mm drop outs instead of 3/8″ As a result we would like to find it a new home.
HT: 74.5 degrees
ST: 71 degrees
Stand over: 9″
Chain stay welded brake mounts
Color: Matte Clear Powder Coat
Price: $400 + shipping = your next awesome frame
Interested? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. slab (Slow Low And Bangin’): describes any fully customized, pimped out car to hit the streets. The style was born in Houston or “Screwston,” but has been spreading around the country. Houston Chronicle – “Houston is to slabs what France is to champagne, what Seattle was to grunge. Slab enthusiast in Urban Dictionary – “I’m a slab rider and nuttin less.”
When I set out to build this Slab I knew I wanted it to be tough and functional for the streets. Some key features are raised chain stays for extra grind clearance. Long tapered head tube for some extra material where it is needed. Now you can have your own Slab by Pedal Driven Cycles and pimp it out with your own style. If you want something dedicated to the streets this is your Slab.
Shawn Arata has been testing an example of this frame since the last Texas toast Jam without fail. Available in 20.625 and 21″ the geometry is as follows:
HT: 75 degrees
ST: 71 degrees
Stand over: 9″
3/16″ Heat treated drop outs
Over the weekend Jake Reid went to Portland Maine to ride with Webster Jake that was mid vacation.
Webster Jake with a tight tranny air.
Jake Reid’s custom Pedal Driven under the protection of Webster.
Dave has been hard at work creating more Pedal Driven stay tuned for more information.
The Diggest put up a gallery of a few of my photos from the Lost Bowl jam a couple of weekends ago. Check that out here.
The weather outside might be terrible but inside Pedal Driven the welder is keeping the room warm. Dave is finishing up the second run of Circuit Anchor frames and has also been busy with custom frame orders.
In addition to the actual frame production, Dave has started making refinements in his tooling to accommodate a larger variety of frame options.
In the mean time, keep your eyes peeled for @pedaldrivencycles for updates on the fly.
So I recently built up a custom bike for a good buddy of mine. It was a fun build due to Sleeper being Sleeper – always busting my balls about when his bike would be done and how it would change the world of bmx when it dropped. Here is a pic of the new whip. We will wait to see how it will change the world. The weather is finally getting nice here so I hope everyone got out and enjoyed it.
A lot has been going on at Pedal Driven this winter. Dave has been building Kool Things and is nearing the 50th model. Combine that with a custom run with Circuit BMX, plus the numerous customers that have placed orders, and it has been a very busy year. Despite that, Dave is still working to produce a street-oriented frame this spring with optional grind guards on the chain stays and a beefed up steeper head tube. Be sure to check back soon as there are some other projects in the works.
A huge thank you to everyone that made it out to the meet and greet at Circuit BMX there was an awesome turn out. While we are at it, thank you Revival Brewing for providing the refreshments for the evening and thank you Nice Slice for the pizza. The night was a blast. There were riders from as far as Buffalo, New York in attendance and only one dog bite fatality.
A lot has been going on this year at Pedal Driven, here are some links in case you have missed them thus far.
Ride BMX listed the Kool Thing frames has one of its hot for 2013 products.
ESPN had a write up on the Kool Thing release. No photos of Dave in his underwear were used in the making of this article.
The Union also had a good write up on the release of the Kool Thing
Thank you so much everyone for checking out the site and for spreading the word. Bikes are now shipping from Providence to all over the country. We can’t wait for spring and what that might bring.