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A lost friend found!

Check this frame out. This is my old custom made Ahrens Design Group/Rock Lobster DS bike aptly named the "Duaal Slalaam" (now the Gate Slamer) by its creator Mike Ahrens. This was the bike which led to a lot of mike's now insane designs he's working hard on these days back in Cali.

The picture here looks nothing like how I had it set up but the frame is still the Newcastle Broiwn Ale Yellow I asked it to be painted! Imagine a White Brothers DC110, MRP Chain Guide, Syncros short stem, deep bend Azonic Rizers, low SDG saddle (like this guy has on...maybe that's the orginal), 8 speed XTR set up.

I had the bike built in 99, raced it for a couple of DS seasons then I sold the bike it to Vision Cyclery in SF (not sure if they exist but here's the way back machine to the rescue...)and they sold it on. Anyways, this who took the pic guy bought the bike and now uses it as an urban bomber as you can see.

Anyways, an old friend found.

Reader Comments (4)

That is some nice ass shit I love it.. Now if we can only get jared on one.... I love the rock lobsters an old friend use to ride them until he started building his own...

December 27, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterdevin

Whatup Devin! We'll get Jared on a DS bike fo' sho'. We'll add big air races to his 50+ races per year schedule. Paul S at Rock Lobster is an old and dear friend. Going to his 'lab' (his workshop) in Santa Cruz is like entering a piece of history. It is so old school it is mad. Old pictures, frames and jerseys litter the walls. So many rides have begun and ended at his shop (see: )including some well known birthday epics in the Santa Cruz mountains we'd do on my b-day each year. Good times. He's been a mentor to lots of now well known torch wielders like Rick Hunter and Jeremy Sycip.

December 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

is that a stem? or a truss bridge??

December 28, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterhixson

That stem is dodgy at best.

December 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

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