February 18, 2014 Comments Bicycles, Blog Posts

Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes has been my favorite G.I. Joe since I was young. His strong-silent-type-ninja-skills never cease to amaze me.
His eclectic mix of guns and sword is the perfect blend for the universal soldier. Even without bullets, Snake eyes can easily put a man down with his martial arts skills. So, when my former office mate approached me to pimp up his old stuck-up bike and raise it to be like Snake eyes, I promptly accepted the challenge.
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One thing was sure, this bike would be pitch black. I had a thing for ninjas and all his cousins that deem black as cool. My first Mountain bike was black, so this was a build that was close to the heart. It should stand well, like a sleek fighter ready for anything. It must be quick and nimble, with a short cockpit and light sleek tires.
No challenge at all. Just paint it black.
But this is not just an ordinary black bike. This is Snake eyes.

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Valleybikes customized the head badge with Snake eyes’ signature red stripes. The stem was shortened for a better posture when riding, making it a fun stance. It was a tough choice, between putting fat knobbies and sleek 1.75s. In the end, I chose to slap in the thin ones to save weight plus I figured that it is the nice middle making the bike a hybrid like Snake eyes.

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BLACK AS NIGHT. Snake eyes will give you the perfect stealth moves if you are escaping that World War Z.
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Like all bikes coming out of the Valleybikes stable, I tested the bike if it passed my standards. It rode so well that I want my own version of Snake eyes. But that is another story.
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