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1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

1996 DIRTBIKE RESTO

Even though I'd never even ridden an S&M bike, as my mid-life crisis mid-school BMX obsession began to take hold I began reading more and more about them on here and elsewhere. As I did I slowly came to the realisation that I really, really wanted one. After reading about their superb modern-day geo I started looking at new frames at first and seriously considered a white Hucker frame but ended up coming across some of the awesome Holmes and Dirt Bike builds on here and knew it had to be one of those.

 

I was waiting for the right score to come along and then this little lot turned up for sale on The Museum for a great price. I already had a set of Castillobars so added those to the build list over the Slam Bars that came with the score and went for a mid-school/new school mash-up parts-wise, with a 40t Hurricane sprocket and a 14t freewheel ... the gearing is perfect for me; fast off the mark and not too bad up the steep hills around the hood.

I kept the survivor DitchForks with the sexy burlesque lady stickers but may swap these out for some XLT PitchForks at a later date.

I had never even ridden an S&M bike before taking it for it's maiden burn ... but once I did I realised what all the fuss is about. It's so unbelievably well-balanced and smooth and solid to ride. A tad heavy, but all in all, pure BMX-rider nirvana. S&M seriously rules. My favourite bike to ride for sure.

Thanks for looking. 

Parts list:
 
FRAME: '96 DIRT BIKE (RE-POWDERED)
FORKS: '96 (I PRESUME) SURVIVOR DITCH FORKS
STEM: '96 REDNECK 1 1/8 ANNO RED SURVIVOR
BARS: '98 CASTILLOBARS (RE-POWDERED GLOSS BLACK)
GRIPS: BLACK JIVE TENTACLES
SEAT CLAMP: '96 GT
SEATPOST: '96 GT LAYBACK MICRO-ADJUST
SEAT: BLACK LEATHER S&M BADGE RACE SEAT
BRAKE SET-UP: ODYSSEY EVO II / MONOLEVER IN METALLIC SILVER
BB: PROFILE SURVIVOR
CRANKS: NEW REDLINE FLIGHT CRANKS 175s
SPROCKET: 40t PROFILE HURRICANE
PEDALS: PRIMO PRO
WHEELS: NEW SUN RHYNO LITE RIMS LACED TO BLACK UNSEALED GT MOHAWKS
TYRES: ODYSSEY AITKEN - KNOBBY FRONT, SMOOTHER REAR

Submitted by Steviej40

  • Dirt Jump / Trail
  • Company: S&M Bikes
  • Model: DIRTBIKE
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"