WHIPS: NIGEL SYLVESTER

SYLVESTER_WHPS_9Frame: Brooklyn Machine Works, my signature frame. 21” TT
Fork: Animal Barrett
Bars: Skavenger Swift
Grips: Animal Ed flangeless
Bar ends: Animal PC
Stem: Animal MR Front Load
Seat: Animal Nigel prototype (more info to come)
Seat Post: Animal Pivotal
Cranks: Animal Akimbo, 175mm
BB: Animal
Sprocket: Animal V3, 25t
Pedals: Animal Hamilton PC
Wheels: Animal Javelin hubs with Animal  RS rims, 8t driver
Pegs: Animal Butcher no sleeves
Rear Tire: Animal GLH, 1.95
Front Tire: Animal TWW, 2.2

Photos: Dolecki

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Modifications: None really; nothing to modify when everything fits right.

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What prototype action are you running? Frame and seat.

Favorite part: Seat.

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In the age of wider and wider tires, why haven’t you changed to wider tires? I don’t follow trends; I do what I do.

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Newest part: Whole new bike, day before I left for the Japan trip.

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Last time your bike saw the rain: One of the shop stops.

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Last time your pegs experienced a grind: Crooked grind up a rail in Tokyo.


The rail Nigel is talking about.

Last time you cleaned your bike: When I built it up.

Farthest place this bike has been to: Japan.

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Best spot this bike has been ridden on? I had fun riding this gap to up and across rail.


Nigel action at 1:46 in the End Of Summer 2013 Promo.