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Fairdale Parser Express

24 July 2012 2 Comments

After over a year of lusting after Taj’s Fairdale bikes, I finally broke down and got one. I went for the red frame as I’ve been riding a black Paké frame for almost four years.

The geometry of the Fairdale frame is little more forgiving than the Paké, and this build feels more agile to boot. Aside from it being a fixed-gear, I ride it like a giant BMX bike, so that’s good.

As with all of my bikes, this one is BMX-inspired. I put BMX cruiser bars and Odyssey Aaron Ross signature grips on it.

I’m also running an Odyssey Elementary V-3 stem, which I also run on my flatland bike. I don’t know why everyone doesn’t run this thing. It’s a beautiful piece of engineering.

Red Odyssey pedals bring that extra pop, and I’ll be damned if my feet are going to be connected to my bike.


Many thanks to Taj at Fairdale, Bobby at Full Factory, Simon at The Peddler, and all the guys at Clowndog and Ozone for helping me get this thing together. Stoked to get it out on the streets of Austin one last time!


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