Monday, 28 May 2012

Local lad makes good.

Hair of the Dog spec:

The Count Signature Frame
4130 Sanko chromoly, double butted top tube, down tube, seatstays
Weight: 4.5 lbs
Colours: Gloss Black, Midnight Blue
Chain Stay: 13.25″ Slammed
Dropouts: 5mm thick for 14mm axle, heat treated
Top Tube: 20.625″
Head Tube: 75 degrees, integrated, CNC machined, heat treated
BB Type: mid, heat treated, externally and internally CNC machined
BB Height: 11.5″
Removable Mounts
Wide Tyre clearance
Seat Tube: 71 degrees, internally and externally butted, 8.5″ height, integrated seat clamp w/ replaceable nut and bolt
Buff Zine covers selection

Buff zine 5 influenced frame graphics from The Count, I cant wait to get my hands on one of these bad boys. Is The Count the first North east rider to have a signature frame? Danny Hart doesn't even have one, Newrick hasn't got one, Dave Young never had one. It's weird that it's always the kids you don't expect that come good. Back when The Count had half his head shaved and he was still in school I figured him as some one with potential. But then he turned into a snow boarder and disappeared to France. Living in the middle of nowhere turns you quite bonkers, I should and things sort of dropped off for him in the BMX world. Ever since he moved to Newcastle he's been full blown like a raging thunderstorm. Now he has a signature frame from the Make, pow, Is this shit up for pre order at seventies yet? I wonder. I think we're going to put one in a glass case of emotion in the shop, for posterity and local prides sake. Newcastle is on the map, stotties, whippets, coal and now BMX. 

Chris Lee, 10 or more years ago.

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