Kid Scientifik is a Helsinki-based cyclist with a rather straightforward approach to his bicycles. Driven by passion, dedication and an uncompromsing strive for perfection, his builds are often assembled around hand built custom frames. The building blocks of each build are without exception sourced with utmost care, never falling for second-rate in quality or style. To achieve the desired end result, Kid tends to favor customization of stock parts in the process. The latest addition to his fleet is no exception.
For this setup, Kid was aiming for a composition for fast city commuting, which is reflected in both the frame and respective selection of parts. Featuring the best all-American parts — and with the only exceptions in the rim, tyre and seat areas, we feel it truly represents just that. Hence the infamous Flag Hatchet.
The build is made around a custom-made Supernaut frame, made-to-measure by Tonic Fabrication, with parts customized and assembled at Shock Therapy, Helsinki. The wheels are based around Phil hubs, featuring custom-cut and rethreaded Phil spokes with reversed hidden nipples embedded into Campagnolo Omega rims. The drivetrain features a highly-desirable and rare 44rn chainring, coupled with street-proof SRAM Omniums. The tube parts, as well as the forks are carbon, provided to this build by Enve/Edge.
Click to supersize images. A build list is found below the pics. Scroll, scroll. Check out the film & pics of the assembly right HERE.
Frame: Tonic Fabrication Supernaut Light, custom-build, 58:ish
Fork: Enve 2.0
Seat Clamp: Controltech
Headset: Cane Creek 110 (custom modified)
Hubs: Phil Wood High Flange SLR, Fix/Fix, 36h; Phil Wood Low Flange, 36h
Rims: Campagnolo Omega V
Spokes: Phil Wood, double butted (custom cut-to-measure & rethreaded)
Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy (custom lathed to fit hidden into rim)
Cog: Phil Wood, 17t
Lockring: Phil Wood
Tires: Schwalbe Ultremo DD; Schwalbe Ultremo ZX
Bottom Bracket: Chris King Road, stepped
Cranks: Sram Omnium
Chainring: 44rn, 47t
Chain: HKK Vertex
Pedals: White Industries Urban Platform
Toe Clips: All City Crayton Double
Straps: Plemons Double
Stem: Enve Carbon
Handlebar: Edge Carbon Riser
Grips: Odi Longneck XXL
Plugs: Odi Aluminum
Seatpost: Enve Carbon
Saddle: Selle San Marco Zoncolan Carbon FX
Special thanks to: Kid Scientifik for letting us document the project, Lauri at Shock Therapy Helsinki for letting us witness his skill and dedication, and our very own Janne Amunét for the pics & film.
Kid Scientifik’s thank-you’s:
Tony Batcheller at Tonic Fabrication; truly amazing frame, a very pleasant and smooth process from the very beginning + kind and precise communication. Lauri Toikka at Shock Therapy Helsinki; enthusiasm, dedication and skill – and all that just around the corner, and last but not least, the Bikeminimalisim guys; incredible documentary work and passion for urban cycling altogether.
Nuff said, we’re blushing. Happy Easter boys’n'gurls!
A full build story is online right HERE.