THICK Bikes GT40

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by RD3, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. RD3

    RD3 Monkey

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    As soon as I put the orange pedals on, I thought Gulf GT40...
    Here is the end result...
    Frame is by Thick Bikes










    :cool:
     

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  2. mackattack510

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    damn that thing looks soo good, big ups
     
  3. mosplat

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    YES! that's a amazing looking bike.
    the latest revision of the mountain bmx?
    and thank you for jogging my memory, i almost forgot about them; thicks are sick.
     
  4. Mr Tiles

    Mr Tiles I'm a beer snob

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    reminds me of a 26" T-1! me likes!
     
  5. RD3

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    Its the same frame that is pictured on the Thick site in the raw. I have had the frame for about a year. Its a very comfortable feeling frame also forgiving if you are off on your landing. It feels balanced in the air, just need a little more pop to get it up there (weight is 33-34 lbs). The frame is built pretty much to last forever.
     
  6. tmx

    tmx aka chromegoddess

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    Very cool.
     
  7. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    that's why we drink it here
    I really want to like these guys more than I do.
     
  8. escapeartist

    escapeartist Turbo Monkey

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    Yours looks sick but I have a hard time taking this one too seriously, especially with their description.
     
  9. RD3

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    You have keep in mind that the Thick FKNBKE full suspension bike was made over 10 years ago, mid 1990s era. Thats before a dh bike was a dh bike. Pretty ahead of its time, just like the Brooklyns from back then. I would like to get my hands on one just for fun.

    I did a quick search on google and it looks like that frame is still going strong:
    http://velospace.org/node/3026
     
  10. escapeartist

    escapeartist Turbo Monkey

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    Fair point. In that case suggest they update their website.
     
  11. BikeSATORI

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    took the words out of my mouth, haha... that seattube/toptube/seatstay junction...

    solid bike, nice work. You got some crazy stuff RD3!
     
  12. don

    don Turbo Monkey

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    I am so happy that frame/bike went to a good home. When I was selling it, I got a bunch of emails but RD3 was one of the first and IIRC was knew very much that he wanted it - the transaction was easy as pie.

    Great job w/ the rebuild - I love the GT40 color scheme.

    I contacted Chris @ Thick about a custom frame build years ago. I wanted something a little different than what was out there with touches like the T-1/Taj seat junction and gusset and Phil Wasson/FBM dropout.

    It's got a stable feel to it, not so great with spins but real good on straight DJ's. I ran it with a slightly lighter part and it feels more responsive esp w/ a lighter/shorter fork. But that DJ1 is a time correct fork - 2004.

    Here's a little seq of that bike running the Butters line at Radiation at a jam there in 2004 - back when it was raw:



    One funny thing about that day I remember most is Dominic Biro hopping on that Thick for a couple runs. Dom is a wicked 20" rider and he said he'd never been on a mtb before. He got thru a most of a good sized run first try. Then 2nd run hit the whole line. Smooth as ****.

    Like I said, glad RD3 got it as I know it will always be dialed and out for rides.
     
  13. RD3

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    hey don,
    Glad you saw the new photos of it. Kinda weird how the color scheme worked out... it was already the blue color when I bought it, but after I put the orange pedals on it, I knew what it had to be.
    Its a super cool frame, glad I was lucky enough to buy it from you.
     
  14. don

    don Turbo Monkey

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    yeah, I love that light blue - so much so I did another frame in it.

    The color/graphic scheme you did cound not look any cooler - very good job!

    I have a couple of other things you might be interested in:
    - A pair of Profile 175mm crank arms done in that baby blue powder
    - A pair of Thick bars that Chris did - 4 piece w/ a 2.75" rise and very small crossbar
     
  15. OrthoPT

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    Yeah, whatever. I got a few rides on that bike when I lived in New York. The description is certainly no exaggeration.

    Glad to see Chris is still hard at work building solid rides. Nicely done, Chris/THICK!
     
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    bbrz4 Chimp

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    dang that bike is hot!