Astral Cycling Staff: Jimmy Krigbaum

Name: Jimmy Krigbaum
Position: Production, Purchasing Manager, & Wheel Builder

What are you currently pedaling? Give us the full kit!

The daily driver is a Raleigh Furley set up single speed with Hyalite 25 650b’s and a basket. The fun bike is a Heller Shagamaw with all sorts of upgrades including some Alsea 30’s with gold decals to match the details on the bike!

What got you into cycling?

I rode bikes growing up, but didn’t really get the “itch” to ride everyday until college when I moved to a town that had endless miles of single track starting at my back door. Since then its been a daily part of my life in some way or another.
What is the one tool you couldn't do your job without?

Any tool that our engineer Willy makes. I can’t stress this enough, they are hella sweet!  I could probably do my job without them, but it would be a heck of a lot harder. 

What do you like to do on your days off?

I usually try to get in some single track, some gardening, and lots of cooking/eating.

What is your hidden talent?

I’m not quite sure...Most of them are out on the table.

Ok and let's hear some favorites… 

Food: whatever we are cooking next
Music: Been jammin on some lyrical rap lately, but I swing all over the place from classic country to rock to pop. If I can groove to it, or feel something from the lyrics, I’m down with it.
Bike: I’ve really been digging the Shag for awhile now, but I might have to try something new soon!
Wheels: Serpentine Carbon

What is the best thing after a long ride?

A pint of Gratitude Brewing Keep It Hazy Eugene with beer cheese and a pretzel. 

If you could take a bike adventure anywhere in the world where would it be?

I would love to do a bike tour of Japan completely based on food destinations, and possibly ski destinations if I can accumulate a good setup for winter touring.