Ryan Cassidy’s 1996 Holmes
- Derby, Ks
- Holmes Frame, Pitchfork, Chris King Headset, Hardcore Stem, Slam Bars, Tech 77 Lever, Jive Grips, Dia Compe 990 (dated 96), BFR Rims, PMC Hubs, Profile Cranks, Profile Sprocket, S&M Seat, Hardcore Seat Guts, GT Coin Stamped Post, Hardcore Seat Post Clamp, Hardcore Rear Axle Nuts, Primo Pedals (new), and S&M Pads (repop).
- About Your Bike
- One "HARDCORE" S&M. I call it "Johnny"
I have been telling my buddy for a few years now that when I figured out what I wanted, I was going to do a mid-school build. But I wasn't sure what direction to go as it's a bit out of my era. Then last year at our Old School BMX Ride my wife showed up with Tracy Rice (owner and the manufacture of Hardcore Machine Works BITD) and gave me a NOS 1-1/8" Hardcore mid-school brick stem for my birthday. I was floored (she earned a lot of "cool points" that day, lol). I also had a set of NOS Hardcore axle nuts and NOS Hardcore seat guts I had picked up. A short time after that my local buddy Mike (Da Missle) hooked me up with a Hardcore seat clamp on a trade deal of sorts (thanks bro) as well as hooked it up on some PMC Hubs. Now I had enough parts to seriously consider a build. After chatting with Tracy about what he used to ride BITD, he mentioned a Holmes he had so I thought that might be a fitting platform to "hang" all these parts on - plus the long TT was appealing for a tall guy like myself. The hunt was on and after about 6 months, this is what I ended up with. I kinda fell in love with this beast while I was building it. It comes in at just under 30 lbs. and is a total mid school BEAST. It looked naked without the pads, so they HAD to go on. It rides crazy smooth and is ready for a bit of trail action. Hope my mid school homies can enjoy it.
Frame: 1996 S&M Holmes (OG Decals)
Fork: S&M Pitchfork with Devil decal (Not sure if that decal was OG or applied later)
Bars: S&M Slam running man (OG Decal)
Stem: NOS Hardcore Machine Works
Lever: Dia Compe Tech 77 locking trigger
Brake: Dia Compe 990 (stamped 1996)
Grips: Jive Grips w/donuts
Pads: S&M Repops (at some point, i am going to find an OG set)
Headset: Chris King
Pedals: Primo (looking for an OG 4 hole set with the lower profile though 🙂 )
Seat: S&M Shield Slim Race "Made In U.S.A."
Seat Post: GT Coin Stamp
Seat Clamp: Hardcore Machine Works
Seat Guts: NOS Hardcore Machine Works
Hubs: PMC sealed
Axle Nuts: NOS Hardcore Machine Works
Hoops: SUNN BFR Chrome (1x NOS and 1X used but in outstanding shape)
Tires: Primo Dirt Monsters (new)