I got this Bicycle as a gift from my parents in 2007 and loved riding it around town. It was too stubby looking however so soon after I got to college in 2008 I took it apart to paint it flat black... My ideas became more and more outrageous, and instead of painting it one afternoon, I spent nearly five years completely cutting it to pieces, and re-engineering the whole thing. I built the entire bike in the crawl space of my apartment. Necessity is the mother of invention. Enjoy! CLICK HERE to see me ride this bad-boy for the first time!