Today’s Bike Of The Day is a SE Bikes P.K. Ripper, Eddie Van Halen tribute! Eddie Van Halen is the iconic songwriter, guitarist and founder of the group Van Halen. The colorway of the bike is inspired by Eddies legendary Frankenstrat Guitar.
What makes this Bike of The Day so special is today is actually Eddie Van Halen’s birthday. This awesome bike was sent to us from Rick Hector and he tells how the build came together .
“Original owner Doug Swenson, Douglas Design of Colorado did the EVH striping and graphics layout and original build.
I received the bike in the early summer of last year and the mods began with a collaboration of friends that consisted of some of the best in our BMX community. Kenny Lund of Phenomenon Designs, Howell, N.J. did the custom SE and Skyway EVH- striped graphics decals and concept.
Michael Gamstetter of Forty-four Sixteen design, Costa Mesa, CA. did custom 80’s Haro replica numberplate.
Mike Siregar at HB Custom, CA. made all vinyl embroidered custom pad cover set from Rick Hector Fine Art concept drawings.
Bret Schroeder at Willinois BMX products custom cut VH dice valve caps.
Skyway Probars are USA made by Hall of Famer Greg Esser, courtesy Ed Ferri private collection.
All other additional components including Redline Flight cranks supplied by PlanetBMX. Final build performed by Breithaupt-era, SE Racing legacy rider, John Hutelin.” ~Rick Hector
2015 26″ P.K. Ripper no. 11/250 & Landing Gear forks hand- striped by Doug Swenson @ Douglas Design
26″ SE Racing custom rims and hubs from Todd Lyons garage
Sun white wall tires MCS red plated axle nuts
Custom cut VH valve caps dice by Willinois
SE stock stem hand pinstriped by Doug Swenson
USA OG Skyway Probars by Greg Esser
5150 Haro replica EVH numberplate by Michael Gamstetter @ Forty-four 16 Design
ODI Mushroom II grips with EVH donuts
Custom embroidered EVH pad covers by Mike Siregar @ HB Custom and Rick Hector Fine Art
Custom graphics concept decals by Kenny Lund @ Phenomenon Designs
Stock SE 27.2 fluted post
Origin8 Uno-S saddle
SE donut clamp
SE spider chainring and sprocket
KMC red and black chain
Redline Flight Cranks 180mm with Custom channel decals
SE Racing Santa Cruz red Xpedo pedals 9/16
Box One Tensioners
Follow Eddie Van Halen on his official Instagram page and tell him happy birthday!
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