Name: Garret Hoogerhyde
Weight: 180 lbs.
Location: North Jersey
Sponsors: Animal Skavenger
Frame: Skavenger Tunnel 21" (USA version)
Bars: Animal Scerbo
Stem: Animal top-load
Grips: Animal Edwin
Clamp: Animal Steel
Seatpost: Animal Pivatol
Seat: Animal Broadway
Cranks: Animal Akimbo
Sprocket: Animal V3 25-T
Chain: KMC K910 Scerbo Inspired
Front Tire: Animal GLH 2.1"
Front Wheel: Animal rim with older 6 bearing regular axle hub
Rear Tire: Animal Tom White
Rear Wheel: Animal rim and hub
Pedals: Animal Hamilton (Metal)
Hub Guard: Custom 4340 Chromoly
Pegs: Animal Lino G. Short
For being a pretty tall guy, you run your bars kinda low--especially by today's standards. Have you ever thought about giving a taller front end a try?
Just what I have always ridden. They may have gotten slightly taller over the years, but not much.
And what's up with your a stack of headset spacers with an inverted top-load stem? If you were to flip your stem up you could probably remove one of those spacers...
It's actually only one spacer, but again, it's just how I have always ran a top-load. I just made the spacer a little taller over the years.
Is there anything you're really particular about? PSI, chain tightness, etc...
PSI around 50-55, chain just the right tension where the cranks still spin freely.
When you build up a new bike do you ever try out different parts? Or do you just stick to what you know?
I try new stuff here and there, but keep my bikes pretty similar when I build them up.
Tell us about your homemade headset spacers, bottom bracket spacer, hubguard, and your customized front hub...
They were all machined by myself for a simple and practical use. The headset and BB spacer are made out of titanium for no real reason--just strong and looks good to me. The hubguard is made out of chromoly and is way over built--it weighs 3 times as much as the Animal guard. I plan to never replace it. Just added some grooves to the hub.
Is this something you could see yourself doing more of in the future? Possibly a small line of signature Hoogerhyde parts...
I will always be making things, but I don't know if I would want to turn it into a business.