Frame: FBM custom Gypsy, 21” TT
Forks: Odyssey R32
Bars: FBM US Apes, 9” rise
Grips: ODI longnecks
Stem: Profile Push, 53mm
Seat/ seat post: FBM Blackheart, DECO pivotal
Cranks: Profile Column, 170mm
Pedals: FBM PC
Sprocket: Profile/ FBM Quickness, 28T
Pegs: Bone Deth Coffee G rinders
Front wheel: Profile Elite, Sun Indy rim
Back wheel: Profile Z Coaster, 9T, Sun Indy rim
Tires: Merritt BF tires
Why bar height?
I'm a big fan of 9" bars, I've been riding the same size bars for the last 5 years.
Why crank length?
I just put on 170s. I rode 180s for a long time. My first bike had them, and it’s what Shane (brother) rode. I ended up running 175s for a while. I had a conversation with Matt Coplon about short cranks, and after that I got a pair of 170 from him. I did a shorter stem also, and I like the feel of it.
Why top tube length?
I’ve rode 21 for the last ten years. . I don’t change my bike setup ; it’s been the same setup for several years. I’m not too big a fan of change; I keep it classic.
That’s tough. I’d have to say my cranks. Ever since I started riding the Column cranks, I haven't had a problem with breaking or bending them. It has always been one part I have problems with.
No modifications. I don’t cut anything at all. I keep it pretty simple.
What’s with the hub guard setup with the nut?
Shane: For this particular setup the frame is wider than the hub, causing him to use washers which throws the press fit hub guard off just a little. I tried to set it up in a hurry before a trip and that seems to be working pretty well.
Dillon: I plan on taking it off for now and rock my old set up.
Tell me about your all-time favorite bike?
Honestly, the bike I’m on now. John Corts is really good with frame specs. The frame I’m on now is another it has a little shorter stand-over height, and more personal.
What do you like riding these days?
Anywhere my friends are riding.
Plans for 2017?
Going to Florida, possibly a Colorado trip. Going to Ecuador in May to visit Mike Hinkens, and the regular FBM trips. Anywhere and everywhere I can after that. I plan on traveling a whole bit in the upcoming year.