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#1 2018-02-18 4:15pm

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Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

Thought I’d share this build with you all, I don’t normally post topics on the catchall but figured this was something interesting.
Season started off as a street influenced parts company from Dayton, Ohio. Being from Ohio, I supported them quite a bit early on, eventually becoming good friends with some of the team riders. After some bad money management however, the owner of the company ended up selling the rights to the logo and namesake to UK based Proper Bike Co, which ended up making frames for a short stint but in turn made them their sister parts company.
Recently I acquired a UK Season Bikes frame on here from ReineRache, and it brought back some memories of the old days. I hit one of the ex-team riders up to show him the frames, and he came at me with this wild thing.
Evidently, at the end of the original companies life they had tried to make a frame. At the time, Cory Jarmen was on the team, but also riding for a company called BlackEye, and had a signature frame from them called the ‘Killarado’. Trying to make him leave the company and solely rode for Season, this frame was their attempt at a BlackEye copy with a few modifications including double headtube gussets and integrated seatclamp, and welded on mount.
There were 2 of these frames made, one was ridden by the owner and the other by my friend who rode for the company. But by then the company was already on its last leg, and shortly after the sale to Proper the owner ended up breaking his frame. My friend ended up getting picked up by another company that gave him a frame, and he retired his prototype.
So after a few texts he told me he wanted me to have the frame, as well as a few of the parts he had kept a from that time. He gave me a NOS front hub, the stems, seat post and bars which are all Season. He then was able to talk to a friend and get me the cranks fairly easy. The sprocket was the hardest part, luckily a fellow member on here had one and hooked me up. You are my boy Doug!
So enough of the words, here is the bike and the parts I’ve gathered. Short TT as well as height and stem length all add up to a flatland build, although this was designed for street. Leaving the patina as is, and will raw the bars out to match. Doesn’t have a name, but I’m considering it the ’Killohio’ as a play on the bike it was designed from
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#2 2018-02-18 4:19pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/233059/02327ef3-69b2-4b64-90a5-058c9be779525a8a17dda2.jpeg
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Some frame only shots so it’s easier to see the angles and lengths better


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#3 2018-02-18 4:33pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

Very cool Vince!  Subbed!


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#4 2018-02-18 4:39pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

I'm from Ohio and never knew they existed. Cool history/story. Glad it found its home with someone who definitely appreciates it. Looking forward to seeing it built up.


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#5 2018-02-18 5:20pm

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So stoked to see this built cool


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#6 2018-02-18 7:02pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

Very cool, can't wait to see it built.


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#7 2018-02-18 7:06pm

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Nice set up

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#8 2018-02-21 3:51pm

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http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/233059/7d61f703-e351-4c00-bf54-e83de36e1b605a8e050907.jpeg
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Bars have been stripped of the red, and I sprayed some more clear over the existing clear on the frame to patch some of the holes the rust had made through the old clear coat. I only touched up the seat post clamp area before clearing the frame. At the request of the previous owner to leave the patina, it was my only option which I’m glad he wants to have input on the build.


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#9 2018-02-21 3:56pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

Good stuff Vince!  Keep the progress flowing


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#10 2018-02-21 4:03pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

wow will be watching this one.


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#11 2018-02-21 4:06pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

I approve!  cool


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#12 2018-02-21 4:51pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

Le Merk stem

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#13 2018-02-21 5:27pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

Really cool! I had one of the stems and I think I still have a sprocket somewhere.


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#14 2018-02-21 5:43pm

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Fun fact. I grew up and rode with Casey Longshore in Georgia. I was from the next town over and a big group of us would meet up in Albany every weekend at the LBS.

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#15 2018-02-21 5:45pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

cool


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#16 2018-02-21 5:52pm

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1of1 super cool thanks for showing and yes dibs extra lemerk lol

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#17 2018-02-21 6:15pm

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matt thomas wrote:

Really cool! I had one of the stems and I think I still have a sprocket somewhere.

Awesome! If it’s green I’ll happily buy it from you! Haha took me forever to find the silver one, luckily thanks to the museum here I was able to come across it!


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#18 2018-02-21 6:16pm

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DonKnotts wrote:

Fun fact. I grew up and rode with Casey Longshore in Georgia. I was from the next town over and a big group of us would meet up in Albany every weekend at the LBS.

Awesome, I only met Casey a few times but I have become friend with the rest of the old Season team over the years. I did not want to name names but I will let it be known that Troy Merkle is the one who supplied me with this frame and most of the parts. It’s a very big honor to me growing up in Ohio and looking up to Troy and the rest of the Season team


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#19 2018-02-21 8:30pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

Very cool


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#20 2018-02-23 3:39pm

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Got the forks figured out for the bike, as well as the stem and headset fitted. I could not use the Hoffman top cap because of the length of the stem, but luckily I had a wood grain tree cap handy that fit the threads. But of course, the threads stopped but there is more of the cap, so I had to use a 1” headset spacer to take up the slack.
Also fitted a set of convertible guts to the seat and post, so I could use the railed seat which is in better in condition, plus add some height to the small seatpost. I do not want to use a different post as this is the post the original owner used in it.


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#21 2018-03-20 7:10pm

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Slowly but surely building up enough parts to build this thing. Basically down to getting the wheels built, have a set of rims in mind but can’t pull the trigger until next pay day. Damn tax man has me down. Shout out to ssdjoey for the hookup on the front brakes in bronze and smokeyrust for the copper chain


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#22 2018-03-20 7:19pm

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

Yup very cool. Frame looks cool.


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#23 2018-03-20 7:22pm

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Looks good dude!


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#24 2018-03-23 2:32am

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

Digging this Vince!


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#25 2018-03-23 3:07am

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Re: Prototype new school frame: Season Bike Co.

Nice project....looking forward to seeing this progress.


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