No brakes, no pegs, backwards, forwards, this bike is partially responsible for some of the most original street moves in the business. Check out how Ian Schwartz rolls.
Name: Ian Schwartz
Location: Lancaster, OH
Sponsors: Sunday Bikes, Lotek, Fremont, Cinema Wheels, Dans Comp, Amy's Kitchen
Frame: 2009 20.5" Ian Frame
Bars: Sunday Triumphs
Stem: Old Mosh
Grips: Animal Edwin DeLaRosa
Seat: Odyssey Senior
Pedals: Odyssey PC for life (laughter)
Sprocket: Odyssey guard 28-tooth
Front Tire: Odyssey Aitken 2.25"
Front Wheel: Odyssey Marmoset 36-hole laced to Seven KA’s
Rear Tire: Odyssey Aitken 2.25"
Rear Wheel: Odyssey Seven KA rim laced to the old discontinued Poverty freecoaster with a 9-tooth driver. I've been runnin' the same hub for 3-4 years, never fails.
Chain Tensioner: integrated
I have the original KHE three-piece aluminum/steel axle and driver in my Poverty hub so I can run a 9-tooth (the Poverty ones only came in 10-tooth). And since KHE used the exact same design that Poverty was doing, it fits perfect.
Do you think crank design has an affect on crank arm grinds?
No, people always ask me if square is better than round for crank arm slides and that sort of stuff, but it doesn't really matter for me. It all feels the same: round or square, steel or aluminum. I've just always liked the Primo cranks aesthetically.
Do you ever experiment with new parts or try out different sizes, or are you pretty set with your ride at this point?
I'm pretty set with my bike these days, but I did actually just put on a padded seat for the first time in a few years. No particular reason, I just really like how the new [Odyssye] Senior Pivotals look, so I wanted to put one on.
How often do you have to work on your free coaster?
I don't ever have to, but I usually take it apart once every couple months to clean it out and regrease the inner stuff. I've been pretty lax about it the past year, though, and it still works perfect. It's never once failed on me or skipped.