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#1 2012-12-02 9:43am

Crimson
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2013 Baum Bandit

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/baum_complete_1_of_9.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/baum_complete_2_of_9.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/baum_complete_6_of_9.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/baum_complete_5_of_9_copy0.jpg

2013 Baum Bandit

Handcrafted titanium race frame. Currently the only one of its kind in existence.


It came time for me to source a new race frame, and not wanting to ride something "like everyone else" I decided to go the custom route.

I was originally planning on going custom CrMo, but upon talking to the frame builder, I decided to upgrade to Ti in order to make the frame really stand out at the races.
As the lifetime of Ti far exceeds that of Al, I decided to also attempt to "future proof" my investment by specifying features that I thought might make it into BMX in the coming years.
First amongst these features was a 1.5" head tube to accommodate forks with tapered steerers (which are prevalent in both MTB and road).Next up was a PressFit 30 bottom bracket as I can see BMX moving on from the current 24mm CrMo spindles to the lighter/stiffer 30mm Al spindles used in MTB/Road.Finally, as we are already seeing axle diameters change, I went for fully adjustable and replaceable dropouts so that over the life of the frame I can upgrade my wheels by simply machining new slider plates.
The finish is all natural Ti.  But instead of leaving it raw as is common, I chose to have the frame taken to a high polish and then selectively sand and bead blasted to "stencil" the brand and model designations on the frame.
I honestly thought this frame would weigh more than your typical Al race frame, but less than that of a CrMo frame.  So to say I was surprised by the final weight of approx 2lb 15oz (1330g) is an understatement.
Parts List<
Frame: Baum Bandit
Fork: Supercross SLT 20mm
Headset: Chris King Tapered Inset
Stem: Thomson Elite BMX
Bars: Supercross Fox Yeah! (6 back, 2 up)
Grips: Odi Ruffian (w' flanges)
Brake Lever: SRAM XX Hydraulic Disc
Brake Caliper: SRAM XX Hydraulic Disc
Cranks: Rhythm Pro
Chainring: Rennen 41t
Bottom Bracket: SRAM Press Fit 30 (w/ Enduro HollowTech II adaptors)
Seat Clamp: Crank Bothers
Seat Post: Thomson Masterpiece 31.6mm x 350mm
Seat: Tioga D-Spyder S-Spec
Rim (Front): Alienation Deviant
Rim (Rear): Alienation Skylark
Hub (Front): Stealth Pro 20mm
Hub (Rear): Stealth Pro Disc 15mm w/ SRAM 140mm rotor and 15t sprocket
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
Tyres: Maxxis DTH foldable 1.75
Tubes: ITS Race Lite


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#2 2012-12-03 10:23pm

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

Very interested in this when produced. Since I was the first comment, do I get frame number 2? lol

Very, very awesome frame!!! cool


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#3 2012-12-03 10:34pm

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

To cool for words.


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#4 2012-12-09 3:56am

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

Great frame and cool ideas on the future proofing.
cool


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"The key to the future is found only in the past." - SSS. Greatest band ever.

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#5 2012-12-09 3:56pm

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

I'm dropping all the parts off today for it to be built up, so will have some updated photos by the end of the week.

Normally I'd build it myself (as the only thing more fun than building a bike is riding it), but there are a couple of adjustments and finishing touches to be made to the frame.

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#6 2012-12-19 1:14am

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

Bike is now complete (and I'm as happy as a pig in mud)

Complete parts list added and photos updated.

Some more photos:

My little personal piece of inspiration for when I'm loaded in the gate:
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g393/OzCrimson/Project%20Baum/BaumComplete4of9_zpsdaeb6b6d.jpg

what a 1.5" head tube looks like with a Chris King Inset installed:
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g393/OzCrimson/Project%20Baum/BaumComplete7of9_zps880519b5.jpg

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#7 2012-12-19 4:57am

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

Well done, very innovative.


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#8 2012-12-19 9:19am

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

Bad to the bone!  Just a sick racer!


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#9 2012-12-19 11:52am

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

I'm drooling over this bike tongue
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More pics of the bead blast stencil please!

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#10 2012-12-19 12:45pm

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

Some on here fear the future of BMX but if they could see how functional and rad this bike is...winkcool

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#11 2012-12-19 6:20pm

Crimson
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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

preGTpowerlite wrote:

I'm drooling over this bike tongue
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More pics of the bead blast stencil please!

I'll add some more once I get a friend who can take quality shots - I can't focus my phone clearly enough to capture the detail.

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#12 2012-12-19 7:05pm

Jerry A Hutcher
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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

Wow!!Thats bad azz!!Very cool!

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#13 2012-12-20 2:54am

Crimson
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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

preGTpowerlite wrote:

I'm drooling over this bike tongue
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More pics of the bead blast stencil please!

As requested:

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g393/OzCrimson/Project%20Baum/Frame1_zps87fdbff5.jpg

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g393/OzCrimson/Project%20Baum/stenciling_zps1727ff3d.jpg

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g393/OzCrimson/Project%20Baum/headtube_zps19ac9661.jpg

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g393/OzCrimson/Project%20Baum/2012-11-30224617.jpg

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#14 2012-12-20 8:28am

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

Thank you! What a jewel cool

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#15 2013-02-16 6:33pm

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

that's a state of the art racer you have there.  What's the overall weight of the bike ?


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#16 2013-02-16 6:38pm

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

Knarly stuff there man!


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#17 2013-02-16 8:26pm

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

Does Baum still make it?

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#18 2013-02-22 12:09am

Crimson
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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

All of their bikes are made to order, so yes they'll be more than happy to make one for you if you ask.

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#19 2013-02-22 7:16am

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

That is awesome! Nice job.


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#20 2013-02-23 6:41pm

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

very cool. love the dropout design, and disc brake.


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#21 2013-04-27 4:11am

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Re: 2013 Baum Bandit

Siiiiiiiiccckkkkkk ass ride bro

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