I’ve long been a fan of Steve Crandall’s photography. His role at FBM doesn’t just stop at company owner and co-founder. The man hustles and is always thinking, usually with a camera in hand. With so many BMX companies going over seas, FBM has kept its resources here in the States. Not for any other reason than it’s an American company and making frames here is the right thing to do! I reached out to Steve and asked if he’d be interested in a Guest Gallery and the photos he submitted tie right in with those ideals.
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I’m really digging the latest from FBM, which should appeal to all cyclists who appreciate products that are made in the USA. Hell, this should appeal to all cyclists. Period.
“Bikes with Character, Characters with Bikes”, is a new series, featuring FBM riders, staff, friends and Industry types and why they choose FBM. In this First look, Neil Hise joins FBM’s welders Joby Springsteen, and Cowboy Paul in a journey from the FBM machine Shop to the streets…
“…Hey I’m Neil Hise, I’m 28 years old, live in Richmond Virginia, and I work at Bunnyhop Bikeshop.
I’ve been working at bike shops for 10 years, what I have learned working in the shop is, that I honestly have to believe that what I am selling isn’t garbage. You really learn about the quality of bicycles from trial and error, and personal experience.
It was definitely an incredible experience going to the FBM warehouse, and seeing people I know making the bikes that I ride… And making them well!”
Filmed and edited by Steve Crandall
Sure, it may look like a bunch of dudes, standing around, looking at some plywood but those are the most capable ramp builders west of the Mississippi. The crew is already cracking away at the 2012 Texas Toast Jam course. With the dirt already getting shaped and the ramps underway, you can expect it to be bigger and better than last year. I’ve seen the sketches for some of the course and its insanity.
Last week I swung by to see the guys. While I was checking in on their progress, I shot some photos with the Hasselblad. Check ‘em out! And if you missed out on my photos from last year, see them here and my Recent Roll photos here.
So much radness once again from the FBM dudes.
Summer’s officially over but you’ve still got time to soak in some solid shirtless hours at your local park. Need inspiration? The newest from FBM outta do just fine! If you’re hankering for more, pick up a DVD of FBM’s new video, Vagabond Ritual here!
Oh man, this looks like it was a riot. The heavy bike bunnyhop contest and all the shredding on the pie slice bank is insane. FBM‘s BMX Post Apocolympics was a huge success last weekend. One thing though Steve: where’s the pizza?!
This is pretty rad. I may not be the biggest BMX’r but I can appreciate great photos and journalism. Here’s the scoop from the Albion:
“For the next nine weeks we shall be publishing a back issue online every Monday morning, starting today with The Albion Issue 1.
To view The Albion Issue 1 on a tablet or smartphone, you can download the 51mb PDF file here. [WiFi connection recommended].
To give precedence to our print publication and subscribers, all future issues of our UK and North American editions will be published online two months after their print release date. To all those who purchased an Issue 1 PDF download a full refund is available.
By publishing The Albion online for free we hope to expand our readership by reaching out to scenes further afield where the magazine is not readily available, so that we can now offer a free magazine to riders around the world.
It’s been a while but Brooklyn-based videographer Scott Marceau is back at it with another one of his Flip Clips. Here’s Volume 5, peep the rest below.