I don’t post a whole lot of BMX content here on the site, but usually when I do, it’s from FBM. Why? Because Steve and his riders are living the dream and part of that is dealing with the struggles of being a company that still believes in American production.
Over on Collateral BMX, JPR interviewed Crandall and even though a lot of it is cryptic and weird, there are some gems in there:
What kinds of new products do you have coming out? Anything exciting?
Yeah, we have U.S. made in-house 8.75” and 9” FBM handlebars, Bellwitch’s are getting worked on right now, Erbles just pieced together a 650b women’s city commuter bike and Kenny’s testing a prototype frame called the Orphan, which later this summer if all things fall into place will be manufactured in-house. Then we’ll be trying to get people to buy them.
That’s the key, getting people to buy your stuff.
Seems like we could fart like ten years ago and people would pay attention and now it’s like I gotta drive a black school bus around with muppets on acid to try and get people to even notice us.
This is rad. If you’ve checked out the Albion Issue 9, this video is supplemental to the article found on page 77 called Live Free or Die.
“Clint Reynolds and his friends, Brian Yeagle, James P. Nutter, Matty ‘Anal’ Aquizap and their dog Raja drive across America in Betty – an old Mercedes van that runs purely on used Vegetable Oil taken from restaurant bins.”
Such rad vibes going on here. Thanks for sharing George!
“For the fourth year in a row, we have successfully completed a Bolinas day trip for Cubby’s birthday. Every year he’s added more friends to the adventure, but the itinerary has stayed the same. Drive out from the city as early possible, get to the top of Mt. Tam, jump on the bikes to ride 6 miles down a twisty one lane back road (this time we bombed two hills, one into Alpine Dam the second into Bolinas). From there we ride the skate park in Bolinas for a few hours and then head to bass lake.”
Right now, the X-Games has a few choices for their next host city and the BMX / skate community in Austin wants your vote. I don’t have to tell you that Austin is a great city to ride or skate in, because Aaron Ross from Odyssey and Sunday! does a damn fine job…
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