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  1. Phranq

    Gravity run

    I found this throwback pic! Chambers bay (the side with the switchbacks) 2011. Shaving some speed and preparing for a brutal 90 degree reverse banked right turn. I learned sliding before a reverse banked corner is safer and faster than sliding in the corner, and also “look ma! No hands!”
  2. Phranq

    Sturgeon General’s Warning

    Well I hate to say it, but the sturgeon general isn’t a motor boat anymore, it was too heavy to tow with a bike, and boating by myself isn’t as fun as boating with friends, so I took the money I had saved for a trailer and got an inflatable skiff. I call it “the dinghleberry” :)
  3. Phranq

    What have you been riding lately?

    things have gone downhill fast…
  4. Phranq

    Gravity run

    Not me, but this is my exact board in the poster. “Five mile B17” My buddy Dan took 2nd or 3rd on it at the Maryhill festival of speed that year. I ended up having to work that day, but I got to go there with a small group of friends and test out my five mile widowmaker prototype, only it wasn’t...
  5. Phranq

    Gravity run

    I’m waiting on parts for my gravity bike at the moment, but my longboard trucks came in the mail today! I ordered calibers with a 44 degree baseplate and put 5 degree risers which put the trucks at a 49 degree angle. Kind of steep for most people, but I used to ride with a 52 degree angle so...
  6. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

    Oh I’m definitely down! Back when I skated I tested a lot of decks for a local company that made downhill boards. That was 10 years ago though, so I have to get my downhill adrenaline mentality back. I have a few parts and some safety gear coming in the mail, but after that I’m going out for...
  7. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

    Idk about doing 80 anytime soon, I’m not just gonna “send it” on the first time out. I still have to dial everything in, and test it at the “bunny slope” over, and over, and over again until I’m used to my equipment and then I’ll be moving up to a bigger hill. I’m not too worried about steering...
  8. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

  9. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

    I wrapped the frame in an old bike inner tube, electrical taped it, took a part of a yoga mat, taped that, took an old seat, and hose clamped it as tight as I can get it. It’s super solid, fits my body shape, and makes this bike much safer. Past gravity bikes I’ve used, all your weight is in...
  10. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

    I have most of the parts just laying around from other builds, this one is on a really tight budget, but my wife is pretty happy I’m using stuff out of the parts pile I’ve accumulated. I ordered a full face motorcycle helmet the other day, and I may still have my leathers somewhere from when I...
  11. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

    I’m gonna run to the hardware store today. I’m probably going to wrap the top tube in a pool noodle or plumbing insulation or something. The steer tube I’m unsure of at the moment, it’s definitely sketchy, but I’m probably going to use some foam for that too. Part of me wants to make it really...
  12. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

    Some adjustments required, but I’m gonna call it a day and refresh my brain a bit.
  13. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

    Quick mock up. This is how I plan on having it. The seat is just taped on for now. The riding position is extremely aggressive
  14. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

    I wanna fill the forks with concrete, or possibly fishing weights and epoxy. I have a layback seat post that I’m going to rig a section of handle bars to support my knees. I may connect car trunk struts from the knee rests to the bar ends for stability, and I’ll see how much it weighs after...
  15. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

    And also, I’m naming her “kerT”.
  16. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

    The handlebar position was a bit slow and short for me, so I rigged this up. I need to shim the handlebars, but this bike is gonna be FAST.
  17. Phranq

    Trek precaliber 20 gravity bike

    My youngest kid outgrew her bike, but that doesn’t mean I did! Don’t worry, I hooked her up with a new bike before I mangled her old one lol. Lately I’ve been wanting to get back into gravity sports. I used to be REALLY good at downhill longboarding, and occasionally someone would bring out a...
  18. Phranq

    Flora, fauna

    I accidentally hit one in my kayak when I was testing my motor out. I had it on “autopilot” and I was texting and driving. I didn’t see it float up or anything, but I heard a thump and looked up from my phone and saw there were a ton of carp around so I backed off the throttle and started paying...
  19. Phranq

    Electra Bicycle Pics

    Finally finished! This is how she sits now.
  20. Phranq

    Flora, fauna

    Can’t go wrong with an ugly stick! The tip of my perch pole used to be a 7’ ugly stick lol. I still haven’t caught a carp yet though, I see them where I keep my boat, but I never have the right bait lol
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