Prody; n. [pr. proddy] 4130 chromoly, toptube platform, bonafide #BNEBMX local hero.
The Prody 20th Anniversary frame by Colony is essentially a tribute to the original Brisbane made Prody frame from 1993 designed by Clint Millar (founder of Colony BMX) and Michael Canfield. This limited edition of 100 sees the return of the iconic top tube platform while benefiting from modern geometry and contemporary features (ie. integrated headset, mid BB and integrated seat post clamp – scroll down more tech info and frame specs).
I feel so honoured to have one of these frames. AND, as a long time fan of the spy classic Get Smart and Barbara Feldon’s iconic portrayal of Agent 99, I’m super stoked to have scored frame #99/100! Those familiar with my M.O. will know that when I’m as excited as this about a frame it’ll never be a wall mounted trophy piece gathering dust in the name of posterity – I'll build the shizzle out of it then I'll ride the b’jeezus out of it. Life’s too short to not ride rad bikes!
PRODY FRAME SPECS
Special features: mix of old school design with modern day geometry and features, made from 4130 chromoly tubing with a heat-treated integrated headtube drilled for gyro tabs, investment cast headtube gusset, integrated hydroformed downtube gusset, old school standing platform on the toptube, integrated seat clamp, heat-treated Mid BB shell with investment cast chainstay junction, tapered chainstays with investment cast bridge, tapered seatstays with fixed U-brake mounts, and 5mm thick heat-treated dropouts. Limited edition run of 100.
Headset Type: Integrated (Campy)
Gyro Tabs: Removable (Included)
Brake Mounts: U-brake
BB Type: Mid
BB Height: 11.5"
Chainstay: 13.6" – 14"
Headtube Angle: 75.2°
Seattube Angle: 71°
Seattube Height: 8.5" (216mm)
Seat Post Size: 25.4mm
Seat Clamp: Integrated
Dropout Size: 14mm
Weight: 5 lbs 10.5 oz
PRODY #99 PARTS LIST
2014 Colony Prody Ltd Ed #99/100, 19" TT, 4130 chromoly with integrated headtube. Custom finished in day-glo yellow by Roberto's Custom Powder
FORKS: Colony Guardian (w brake mounts). Custom finished in day-glo yellow.
BARS: Snafu Disco Bars (circa ’99/00), custom finished in day-glo yellow.
STEM: Dartmoor Funky, 35mm extension, 25.4" bar bore, black
HEADSET: Odyssey Pro Integrated Headset, 1 1/8", polished
RIMS: Demolition Zero 48H, smoke chrome (w stainless spokes + anodised pink nipples)
TYRES: Demolition Momentum 2.2, black skinwall
REAR HUB: Taska 48H U-Free 9T Freecoaster, 3/8" (w clutch tightened and bearings repacked)
FRONT HUB: SunRinglé sealed, 14mm (slotted 3/8"), black
PEGS: Infinity Ka (x4), silver
BRAKES (Front + Rear): Odyssey Evo II, polished
DETANGLER: Impurity Bikes GST-K sealed gyro with built in knarps + Colony gyro plate, black
GYRO CABLES: Upper: Odyssey Modulever dual cable with custom neon pink housing. Lower: Custom neon pink with Primo Pervert splitter.
FRONT CABLE: Odyssey inner, custom neon pink housing.
LEVERS (L + R): Odyssey Modulevers
GRIPS: Deco Logo Grips, black, with NOS GT ‘Bar Tabs’, 1", chrome.
CRANKS: Colony 22s, 170mm, chrome
BB: Colony Mid BB, 22mm, black
SPROCKET: Colony CC Sprocket, 25T, black
PEDALS: Deco Plastic Pedals, black
SEAT POST: St Martin 300mm, pivotal, black
SEAT: LixBMX Custom leather tooled pivotal
CHAIN: YBN MK926N S2 Super Light Half Link, hollow pin, silver
DESIGNING AND MAKING THE SALT-ETCHED HEAD-TUBE BADGE...
Inspired by this classic image of Max and 99...
I drew up a two-tone portrait of Barbara Feldon's OG Agent 99 with her classic shoe phone...
Vector tracing of the portrait drawing viewed in 3D...
Aluminium sheet and anhydrous copper sulphate ready for etching...
Masking the high-points with model acrylic paint...
Into the bath of salt-etch...
Out of the bath, ready for cleaning and trimming...
Trimming using my piercing saw (aka jewellers saw)...
Trimmed and ready to polish...
Polished and ready to bend with a little help from my buddy 'Bender', haha...
Ready for fitting...
Heaps more pics of all the parts and processes involved in this build at www.lixbmx.com/colony-prody