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#1 2011-06-12 9:52pm

Nbl 49a
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S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

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Twisted Sister's big screen debut in Pee Wee's Big Adventure

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Widowmaker- The Widowmaker

I first became a huge fan of Dee Snider while he fronted the band Twisted Sister. In the early 90’s I remember reading reports that Dee Snider had started racing cruisers. After I started collecting I learned Dee started racing because of his son Jesse and they both were regulars at the track in Corals Springs Florida. Besides being the front man for one of the more popular hair bands of their time, Dee was also quite talented on a bmx track. Chris Moeller the owner of S&M bikes decided to sign Dee and to produce a signature frame for him that would be essentially be a 24" Holmes. The frame would be named after Dee’s new band Widowmaker was produced in mid to late 93 until 94. With less than a hundred frames ever being produced the Widowmaker would become one of the most sought after Mid School cruisers ever.

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Dee Snider at the Coral Springs track

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Bike as it was first found

I first saw this bike soon after it was discovered at a bike shop and purchased by another collector William (Larock). The bike then would change hands to another collector Jay (Rockabilly Jay) and was later sold to yet another collector Joe (Hboost) who ultimately sold it to me. The bike was rumored to have been stickered with the purple Holmes stickers at the factory because S&M was out of Widowmaker stickers when it was sold. The bike had already changed hands kind of like a wet whore on prom night and needed a new identity.

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Mock up stage

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photo courtesy of OutsidersBmx.com

Proudly completed with all original finish and unveiled at the Bellflower 2011 show.

Frame: 1993 S&M Widowmaker one of four pre-head tube gusset first gen frames to currently known to have surfaced. Original Chrome and seat tube stickers, Nos replacement head tube, re-pop down tube and top tube stickers

Forks: S&M 24" Pitchforks Og Chrome - Replacement stickers directly from S&M 20 yr anniversary sticker pack

Headset: Nos Tange Lp 125 (black)

Headset Lock: Nos Vg headlock (black)

Stem: Nos S&M Redneck (Black) with Nos Wedgie Jackson

Bars: S&M Gay Bar pre Gay bar stickers with S&M Oval sticker and Slam dance sticker

Grips Nos ATI Pistol Grips (Translucent Red)

Donuts: Nos Jive Handle Jive Nuts (Red and Silver with red logos)

Bar Ends: Nos Vg Bar Ends small diameter end caps (black)

Brake Lever: Nos Vg Goose Lever (black)

Brake Cable: New/Nos Odyssey Slic Cable (red)

Cable Guides: Nos Vg Cables guides (quantity 2)

Brake Nos ACS Boa small bolt rear brake

Brake Pads: Nos Scott Mathausser Super Brake pads

Seat: Selle Italia Flite with Titanium rails perforated black leather

Seat Post: Nos Brand X Titanium Post

Seat Guts: Nos Vg Seat guts black

Cranks: S&M Prince Albert 180mm first gen og black powder coat replacement stickers (most likely repop)

Pedals: GT Big Man Elite pedals with Nos Trog cages

Chainwheel: S&S Tiger Tooth second gen 42t polished aluminum

Chain: Nos Sedis Sport 3/32 (silver plates and black links)

Freewheel Crupi Modified Suntour Freewheel with aluminum center 3/32 teeth black teeth polished center.

Wheels built with all nos parts by John Kovachi complete with Nos Neon yellow Kovachi stickers.
Hubs: Nos Tnt Revolvers 3d cartoon stickers 36 spoke Red Anno
Spokes: Nos Dt Double butted chrome spokes
Nipples: Alloy Nipples (casino colors red & black alternating)
Rims: Nos Sun Minstral Chinooks Hard Anno (aka hard anal chin cocks)

Tires: Mitsuboshi/Tioga Comp 3 Blue Grey Labels Fat Skinny combo

Nuts: Nos Pmc aluminum nuts with heli-coils. Red Anno

Washers: Nos Vg black

Frame savers. Nos Vg Buzz Saw (until I locate my second black one)

Pads: Nos S&M og made in the usa pads with white foam

Plate Nos Ugp Groove Panel and Cbl Cindy Crawford

Valve Caps: Nos Mini Jive Handles (red)

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Photo courtesy of Vicsta

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Last edited by Nbl 49a (2011-06-12 10:12pm)


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#2 2011-06-12 10:02pm

milhous
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

That looks amazing!


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#3 2011-06-12 10:13pm

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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Thanks for all the info, killer bike and thread.


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#4 2011-06-12 11:17pm

shorty976
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

If I remember correctly that first pic was at a-1 bikes in westminset cal. I saw that sitting on the case. She has some cool old school bikes and frames on all the walls end to end.

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#5 2011-06-12 11:26pm

JZA10
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Awesome read. i saw your bike at the show.  cool

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#6 2011-06-12 11:48pm

king stinger
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Nice i like what you did with it,did you win the mid school 24 class at bellflower?

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#7 2011-06-12 11:48pm

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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

nice thread, killer bike!  dang!


Looking for GT Performer forks - maybe.  Lemme know what you have!

V-bars, knobby tires, and chain guards - Oh, yeah!  big_smile

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#8 2011-06-13 2:18am

war_machine
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

that bike is perfect, congrats on a well deserved win

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#9 2011-06-13 2:50am

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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

too cool stephen cool


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#10 2011-06-13 5:13am

Charlie Brown
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Sickest bike ever.  Period.  Your collection is freaking ridiculous.  I bow to you, sir.


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#11 2011-06-13 5:16am

JC82
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Thats bad ass!!


Wanted: Brand X, green hawk frame, Cbl, Quicksilver, Jalapeno

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#12 2011-06-13 5:18am

blindfaith420
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Hubba Hubba


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#13 2011-06-13 5:30am

Charlie Brown
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Side note:  I like how you posted all the related info on the bike as well as the Dee Snider pics.


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#14 2011-06-13 5:48am

Sirrob
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

One of the best crusiers of all time right there.
Rob

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#15 2011-06-13 5:58am

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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Nice... cool


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#16 2011-06-13 6:50am

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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Never knew about the history on this bike.....now I want one...big_smile


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#17 2011-06-13 8:47am

drchopper
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Very Nice build !!!


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#18 2011-06-13 8:51am

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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

awesome!


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#19 2011-06-13 9:19am

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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

First off, CONGRATS on the engagement!

The bike is gorgeous!   Lots of killer parts and what a well deserved win! 

Decorating the # plate in the future or you gonna leave it blank??   Looks great either way!


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#20 2011-06-13 9:31am

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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

That bike is awesome, it was a long journey , but you have your grail!

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#21 2011-06-13 10:14am

oldschoolpainfool
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Radical Bike ,sick parts selection . Cool Info on the Widowmaker


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#22 2011-06-13 1:57pm

Nbl 49a
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

OLDSKOOLPK wrote:

First off, CONGRATS on the engagement!

The bike is gorgeous!   Lots of killer parts and what a well deserved win! 

Decorating the # plate in the future or you gonna leave it blank??   Looks great either way!

Thank you on all levels.

No I do not plan on stickering up my plates. I just don't feel it adds to the build.

S


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#23 2011-06-13 1:59pm

Nbl 49a
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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

king stinger wrote:

Nice i like what you did with it,did you win the mid school 24 class at bellflower?

Mid school is one class at Bellflower so it won the best in show Mid School trophy.


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#24 2011-06-13 3:18pm

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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Wow- great bike and story.  The Widowmaker came out right as I was getting out of S&M and BMX altogether, so I didn't realize how limited they were.  No wonder its everyone's grail cruiser!


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#25 2011-06-13 5:59pm

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Re: S&M Widowmaker "My Holy Grail Build"

Nbl 49a wrote:

king stinger wrote:

Nice i like what you did with it,did you win the mid school 24 class at bellflower?

Mid school is one class at Bellflower so it won the best in show Mid School trophy.

I was robbed! Cool build amigo. Glad you got the gold on a first class build.


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