Chad Johnston, 1990

A few years ago, Chad Johnston designed a signature frame for @sandmbmx called the Intrikat. I've had two so far, and it's seriously one of the best bikes I've ever had. Everyone these days knows Chad's pegless approach to flatland, and he's managed to push his riding into new unseen territories still. But I guess you could say he's been doing that all along. This photo (left) was from Go: The Rider's Manual in 1990, and it features Chad riding in Redondo doing some pretty hard tricks for the time. On the right is from the other day in approximately the same location. Were Chad not such a recluse, I might go ride with him. But I'm also okay just visiting the Johnston house in Long Beach a few times each year and looking at his collection of bikes…

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