This is the latest iteration of Ken Spaulding’s Terrible One. If you happened to invest in the 2011 Cycle EXIF Calendar, you’ll remember its first incarnation in April in raw steel that served double duty as a display stand for the custom machined parts that Ken produces under the banner of Zodiac Engineering. While the second version now wears a coat of hard matte black paint, its role is the same, albeit with new and prototype parts by Zodiac.
Zodiac Engineering contributed numerous parts to this build, produced both under its own banner and for others. The stem, for instance, is a prototype Cyclops for Terrible One that has been counter-bored. The sprocket is Zodiac’s own, which runs two non-drive side cranks and a Zodiac spacer. The rear hub is a Chris King Precision Component, but has been modified with a custom driver and titanium axle, with prototype bolts. Each wheel is laced up with titanium spokes, but the front hub is created completely by Zodiac Engineering, rotating on hybrid ceramic bearings.
Ken’s SFA is road-testing Zodiac’s experience in producing parts for BMX, but their portfolio also includes custom firearm work and their natty BWB-01T 6Al/4V titanium 1911 bushing wrench bottle openers. If you appreciate quality cycling and machining, be sure to look up Zodiac Engineering.