Patrick and his Kagero || Optimus Hood

Hood is where the heart is. This quicksnap is for our friend Patrick from He just built up his new LeaderXPedalconsumption Collab, the Kagero 2013 Edition


41… YES, I’m old.

Gear Ratio?

47 x 17

Current Bike Setup?

Frameset: 2013 Kagero (Phantom Pearl/55cm)

Headset: FSA Integrated

Stem: Thomson Elite

Handlebars: Syntace Stratos

Seatpost: Thomson Elite

Seat Collar: Thomson Elite

Saddle: Selle Italia SLR

Cranks: Sugino 75

Bottom Bracket: Sugino 75

Chainring: Sugino 75

Chain: D.I.D. Racing Pro

Cog: EAI Superstar

Pedals: Time ATAC

Hubs: Phil Wood LF Single-Sided Track

Spokes: DT Swiss Competition

Nipples: DT Swiss Alloy

Rims: H Plus Son Archetype (32H)

Front Tire: Continental Grand Prix 4000s (23c)

Rear Tire: Continental Super Sport Plus (25c)

Tubes: Continental Race 28

Favorite place and people to ride (with)?

Portland, Oregon is by far my favorite place to ride.  It’s the cycling capital of the US and has innumerable places to have fun.  I like riding solo or with my good friends.

What goes through your head, when you are riding your bike on a warm summer night on a empty lane?

I’m thinking about which asshole who is driving drunk will plow into me from behind.

Whats in your bag when you ride?

All my essentials… water bottle, tool pouch, gum, lights, u-lock, iPhone, pens, notepad, first aid kit, and my camera.

Go fast or go tricky?

I say go fast.  Keep tricks with BMX.

Best thing that happened on a bike?

Being able to travel to different parts of the world with my bike and meeting new people.  Good times!


I wish more people would ride for fun and stop being so serious.


Too many to list… so you know who you are!

Here is your space to go freestyle!

How about a quote…

„If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.“  – Bruce Lee

Germany… anyone can hook me up with a Leica camera? =)

photo credits: jason finn