MAY i, Rig check, 40, B side, STUFF

Friday. It’s here each and every week. With my battery running in the red I am trying to finish this quickly but make it for a good read. Final step is this intro. Looking out the window here in Wisconsin at my brother house knowing the crisp air is out there. Today is moving day for my dad. Over 50years in the same house he collected some crazy items. Some of mine so its a walk down memory lane. Old sponsors, new bike parts still in the box, and just some junk that I have to let go of. Same with my dad. Ran across a bike I forgot I had and will be restoring. Funny and wild what you hang onto. For some reason it is saved with intentions of using or something on a later date. Or just transport it to a new location to store it for another 50 years…We all save stuff for some reason or another. We might not know why or for how long we need to save stuff. But memory lane is pretty cool if you ask me. And no regrets for throwing stuff away and also saving it. This is what we do as humans. Stuff. More stuff. Hopefully its good stuff. I am moving forward this year as my resolution was to “Have Less Stuff”. Now you know what I am doing this year. Have a good one. And enjoy your stuff. -Chad D

“I remember my parent’s 40th birthday. ‘Over the hill’ written in black icing, with a sugary tombstone and a vulture perched on top of their macabre cake. It was so distant. So inconceivable, personally: The beginning of the end. And now, here we are…

In the hollow anticipation of impending change, this is a collection of clips on the way to my 40th. I hope you enjoy.” – Matt Coplon

Thanks to Dig Bmx for hosting.

Thanks to Profile Racing for 19 years of support.
To Chad Degroot and Deco.
To John Povah and Etnies.
To Brian Schaefer and the Skatepark of Tampa.
To Steve Crandall and FBM.
To Brian Castillo and Demolition

Thanks to Zach Rogers, Tin Maran, Caleb Bolton, Mike Hinkens, Chad Degroot, Steve Osgood, and Dillon Leeper for assistance with filming. Extra thanks to Ariel Gunn, Beth Jordan, Steve Caro and Alan Shirley for all their help and support.

Song care of Meatwound.
Track titled “Flesh Tag” off of their album, “Largo.”
Music care of Magic Bullet Records.

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It usually takes a good two years to build up a new rig. This one started 6 months ago when I called up the John’s at FBM about building a custom frame. I’ve had the same frame dimensions for the past 8 years, love it, and hate to think of having to stray from that. Combined with our machinist, Dave Fisher’s, attention to detail, I was lucky enough to get some dialed, custom mods added to the build accompanied by certain Deco components I can’t ride without. I’m a creature of habit, so thanks to Profile, FBM, and Deco for allowing those creature comforts.

– Matt Coplon-

Frame: FBM Custom
Forks:Deco FuForks 28mm
Bars: From my secret stash of Country 711 Bars (discontinued)
Stem: Profile Push 48mm with titanium bolts
Headset: Deco
Cranks: Profile 160mm No Boss with titanium spindle and 7075 Aluminum bolts
Sprocket: Profile classic 19mm spline drive 25t
Pedals: Profile 2nd generation Gas Pedals
Chain: KMC 510
Post: Deco pivotal (short)
Seat: Deco Terry Adams

Rear Hub: 36 Hole Profile custom Mini Hub with reversed scallop machining
9t Aluminum driver
3/8 inner Aluminum axle with one chromo bolt and one custom titanium beach bolt

Front Hub: 28 Hole Profile custom Mini Hub with reversed scallop machining
3/8 inner Aluminum axle with one chromo bolt and one custom titanium beach bolt

Rims: Sun Envy 1.5
Spokes: Inner Marwi Titanium spokes (from a secret stash) with outer double butted Wheelsmith
Front Hub Guard: Madera C-4
Rear Hub Guard: Custom Madera C-4 for 3/8

Tires: Demolition Momentum 2.2
Grips: ODI soft

Pegs: Profile 7075 Aluminum

CLICK HERE to see Coplon’s 40 year video. You made it to level 4 bubs http://digbmx.com/videos/matt-coplon-year-40

Here is a different perspective as shot by Brian Stump AKA “Stumpy”. When I asked him to stop out and snap a few shots he asked what I wanted. Pretty easy…just shoot it from your perspective and know there is no pressure to get that insane shot. Just capture some of it as most everything is video these days. So it was not easy I assume. Jam circle out front of my shop Mr. B’s. With a wavy parking lot it was less than ideal but more of the gathering of riders, Kip as the MC, good food, some local grown beer, and a vibe that make most everyone want to ride or pull up a chair and enjoy. Plus a lot of people have never seen an organic flatland jam. People from all over the country and even as far as Korea. Huge thanks: Great turn out for the B side jam. Huge thanks to @brianstump for this clip. More going up soon and tons of pics. Enjoy that @subrosabrand @hourglassbrewing beer ?. Huge thanks to @kipbmx for mc, @marleydidit flyer and dj, @jmedina86 for the food prep @jmeadoughz for kicking ass. And everyone who supported or stopped out ??. @profile_racing @decobmx @vansbmx66 @powerbar @mrbikesnboards #decobmx #profileracing #profilezcoaster #beer #powerbar #vansbmx #flatland -Chad D @chaddegroo

And don’t forget about the Kaleidoscope Chad D color way still available.

@lee_musselwhite On the streets of Montpellier

@thomasnoyer Other point of view at the #Toulousejam last friday with the whole south-west crew! Pic by @maxcassagne

Removable 990 tab mounts

Upcoming events:

InstaVids for this week:

Full video link in bio. Spent a year collecting clips for this. 40 has come, and somehow, gone…onward. http://digbmx.com/videos/matt-coplon-year-40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHoqdqlGkDc “I remember my parent’s 40th birthday. ‘Over the hill’ written in black icing, with a sugary tombstone and a vulture perched on top of their macabre cake. It was so distant. So inconceivable, personally: The beginning of the end. And now, here we are… In the hollow anticipation of impending change, this is a collection of clips on the way to my 40th. I hope you enjoy.” – Matt Coplon Thanks to Dig Bmx for hosting. Thanks to Profile Racing for 19 years of support. To Chad Degroot and Deco. To John Povah and Etnies. To Brian Schaefer and the Skatepark of Tampa. To Steve Crandall and FBM. To Brian Castillo and Demolition Thanks to Zach Rogers, Tin Maran, Caleb Bolton, Mike Hinkens, Chad Degroot, Steve Osgood, and Dillon Leeper for assistance with filming. Extra thanks to Ariel Gunn, Beth Jordan, Steve Caro and Alan Shirley for all their help and support. Song care of Meatwound. Track titled “Flesh Tag” off of their album, “Largo.” Music care of Magic Bullet Records. #decobmx #bmx

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