My Colony Cube Flatland Bike Check

Name: Fat Tony
Age: 28
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 165lbs
Location: Long Beach, California
Shouts & Thanks: Joel Gurga at Tip Plus, Clint Millar at Colony, Jim Bauer at Odyssey, and Steve Blackey at The Bicycle Source. Thanks for making this bike possible!

Fat Tony's Colony Cube Flatland Bike

Frame: Colony Cube, 18.85″
Fork: Colony DejaVu
Bars: Flatware Bayou Bars
Stem: Flatware
Grips: Odyssey Gedda
Barends: Odyssey Par Ends
Headset: Colony
Clamp: Integrated
Seatpost: Colony Pivotal, 330mm
Seat: Primo Balance Pivotal
Cranks: Flatware Twombolts, 160mm with Primo bottom bracket
Sprocket: Flatware, 22t
Chain: KMC
Brakes: Fox Overload Deluxe High Tops
Front Tire: Odyssey Frequency G, 1.85″
Front Wheel: Colony Clone
Rear Tire: Odyssey Frequency G, 1.85″
Rear Wheel: Nankai freecoaster hub with 9t cog laced with Primo spokes to a Colony Clone rim.
Pedals: Colony Fantastic Plastic
Pegs: Colony

Modifications/Other/Extras: Cut the flanges off the grips.

2 thoughts on “My Colony Cube Flatland Bike Check

  1. Mike D

    Hey there Tony. I hope you can answer my question for me since you have or had a Colony cube frame too. I have a 09 Colony frame, but NEVER had a Spanish Bottom bracket before on any of my other bikes. I was wondering of you knew what size I needed (I see there are like 19mm, 22mm and others I think) and what is included in a spanish BB and how does it work? I’m 45 and I feel like such a dumb ass since I feel like I should know this, but don’t.
    thanks for your help.
    Mike D

  2. Fat Tony Post author

    Hey Mike, not a dumb question at all! Bottom brackets can definitely be confusing…

    Here’s a list of Spanish BBs on the Dan’s Comp Web site:
    http://www.danscomp.com/products.php?by=NAME&order=ASC&cat=PARTS&show=BottomBrackets&attribute=bottombrackets&bbtype=Spanish

    The 19mm and 22mm doesn’t actually refer to the bearing though. It refers to the size of the hole for the spindle. So you’ll need to see what size spindle your cranks have and buy a Spanish BB accordingly.

    To install the bearings, it’s just a simple press-in type. No screwing or anything. Most people just hammer them in with a two by four and a rubber mallet since no one really owns a bearing cup press.

    Here’s a video showing how it’s done that I filmed with Jim Bauer several years ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBx5MK5OkuU

    Good luck!
    -fat

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