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#1 2012-09-23 12:15pm

midschooljon
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1997 Standard Trail Boss

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1997 Standard Trail Boss

Robbie Morlaes signature model.

This is my 1997 Standard Trail Boss. It took a while for me to track one down but finally came across this one which was actually loaded with some pretty nice parts. Its also the same bike that was featured in the "Rad Rides" book. Since buying it I've made a few small changes to get it to the spec I wanted, but it remains largely the same as it was when featured in the book. Full spec is as follows.

Frame: Standard Bykes Trail BossFork: Standard Bykes (pre bash model)Bars: Early GT made S&M Slam barsHeadset: Standard Bykes titanium cups with tank internalsStem: Standrad Bykes top loadLever: Dia Compe Tech 77Rear Brake: Shimano U BrakeGirps: JiveSeat Clamp: OdysseySeat Post: Primo RodSeat: Primo hemeroidCranks: Redline FlightSprocket: Profile WhippetPedals: Shimano DXChain: KMC ZWheels: Peregrine Super Pro with King axle upgradeTyres: Rainbow Tioga Comp III

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#2 2012-09-23 12:28pm

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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

A few more pics of the bike.

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_side_main.jpg

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_rear_left.jpg

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_front_right.jpg

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_side_left.jpg

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_downtube_decal.jpg

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_top_tube_decal.jpg

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_SBC_toploader_stem.jpg

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_flight_cranks_whippet.jpg

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_primo_seat.jpg

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_king_axle.jpg

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_shimano_u_brake.jpg

http://www.sirmerlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/standard_bykes_trailboss_bmx_peregrine_wheel_back.jpg


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#3 2012-09-23 1:04pm

falcon1349
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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Wow.... Just wow..


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#4 2012-09-23 8:21pm

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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Awesome build!  I love the clean look and choice parts smile .


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#5 2012-09-23 8:27pm

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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Very nicely done! cool


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#6 2012-09-23 11:25pm

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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Super bike and incredible pictures.. inspiring in fact.
I hope to get a few of my builds looking clean and get some shots like that..
Any hints you can give us on taking shots like that? natural light seems to have helped. what camera?


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#7 2012-09-24 12:37am

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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Thanks for all the compliments guys. cool

As for the pics Im not a photographer but this is what I try and do when I shoot my bikes.
1: Find an good location that shows the bike off well. It doesn't have to be anything amazing, just some place that lets the bike be the most interesting thing in the shot.
2: Zoom all the way in when shooting. If you need to fit more into the pic rather stand further away then just zooming out. Zooming out distorts the bike horribly and its my pet hate seeing pics of rad bikes that look all bent out of shape haha.
3: Use a tripod! You can get them very cheaply and they make a huge difference.

The camera I use is an old Nikon D70 with the stock lens. Its about 10 years old now and still going strong. You can shoot just as nice pics with a point and shoot though, but Im just so used to this old thing I just keep using it. Location, Zoom, and tripod are the main things for me though. smile

Hope this helps.


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#8 2012-09-24 7:02am

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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Awesome Bike Bro, absolutely awesome


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#9 2012-09-24 7:30am

darkian
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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Love it. I remember back when this would've been _the_ bike to have.

Just one thing though... could you PLEASE fix up that rear brake with the proper adjusters/bolts? ; )

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#10 2012-09-24 7:41am

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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

darkian wrote:

Love it. I remember back when this would've been _the_ bike to have.

Just one thing though... could you PLEASE fix up that rear brake with the proper adjusters/bolts? ; )

That brake wont be on there for long. wink

Brake and Cranks will be changing soon...


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#11 2012-09-24 12:21pm

Jweast
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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

I love the way the skinwall comp III's look with the green paint. A modern classic for sure!

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#12 2013-10-20 7:07am

deshstar
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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Awesome

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