Setups - Fathead

Sanding Down New Pedals

18 Jul 2017

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Photos by Fooman

Star of DIG's 'No Donuts' and owner of one of the best hop whips out there, we present Fathead and his S&M BTM. Read on to find out about sanding down new pedals and the joys of a piece of string.

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Frame: S&M BTM

Forks: S&M Pitchfork 

Bars: Credence OG    

Cranks: Animal Akimbo

Grips: FIT Tech

Chain: Animal Mike Hoder

Chain ring: Animal V4

Pegs: Nil

Front hub: Animal 

Front hub: Animal

Rear hub: Animal

Seat: Bicycle Union 

Seat clamp: Nil

Stem: FIT BF - had it for 5 years 

Tyres: United direct

Headset: Animal 

Pedals: Animal Hamilton 

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How is this set up specific to your riding needs? 

Specific needs lol, I don't know what my needs are but it's very comfortable and responds fast to my neeeeddssss

Special mods? What’s with the string?

String is more of a bow to times gone by, tying things to bikes was a thing in the late 90's early 00's. I don't run pins on my pedals, hate the locked in feeling, cut flanges and rings off grips, and about 60 psi that'll do it! 

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"I don't run pins on my pedals, hate the locked in feeling, cut flanges and rings off grips, and about 60 psi that'll do it!"

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What are you most particular about on your bike?

Pedals! I have to sand them down in a curb before riding, weird I know 

Parts you go through the most?

Pedals tyres and headsets, bike goes flying a lot always flipping out! 

How often do you work on your bike, are you a bike maintenance type of guy?

Not really I much rather my bike to feel beaten up, my bikes always feel best when I need a new one. I like the worn in feel! 

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Fathead is supported by Official DIG Partners: S&M / Animal Bikes