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.