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We started hooking Ruel Smith up a while ago, and now he is on the FBM Pro Team. Wormz is a badass, look for some collaborations with him in the future, and some good stuff. Tony Hamlin, and Cameron Wood have updated Bike Checks and Galleries on the rider pages, as do a bunch of the other guys. We’ll be getting new interviews up soon as well as some Blogs. Ton Cardona has ashit ton of new photos in his gallery, and Christopher “the Dude” Hallman sent over these pics of Tony Shredding down in Austin, where he has been staying. Word has it Tony Has been killing it. Thanks to the dude for the snaps. More news… FBM will be helping organize a BMX end of the the Bicycle Film Festival in NYC. If you want a video shown at the Festival, get ahold of us here at FBM, we will also be organizing a submissions contest, videos up to 5 minutes long can be submitted, to win a frame and goody’s from FBM, as well as a years worth of shoes from Duff’s.
I am still wrking on the details for this event, but submissions will need to bee here by the middle of April, and the Showing will be in NYC on May19th, which we will be also holding a cash payout Bunnyhop contest, amongst othr goodtimes activities….So, get your calenders marked. More News to follow.
Anyon interested in getting involved, let me know…

Originally Posted by Steve crandall

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Traveling is fun,here`s a glimpse
a evening one going through new mexico
on the way to colorado and a awesome
armadillo sandy and i took pics of and
observed for 40 minutes,casually sniffing
around like a bulldozer. It would see us ,
stand still for 10 seconds and then go on
sniffing and snorting through the leaves.
Armadillo`s sure aren`t trendy they do what
they know and aren`t too caught up in purchasing
SUV`s or wearing girls pants,but they sure do
pant!

Originally Posted by leif

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A mike tag fan club is lurking in the ditches of austin texas,heres proof.
Also in totally unrelated news ceasar chavez is not to be messed with apparently,after being wrangled by the catholics his birth control methods went out the window,hence he has a big family that has his back,so don`t tangle w/ a chavez if you know whats good for you.

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While trying to cover the daunting task of coming up with new frame graphics for the 06 line, i’ve managed to come up with these gems. It looks like something i drew amidst my short attention span in 9th grade global studies. Great. I did come across this picture of Phil though, from a while back at a Backyard jam. Phil’s bike , the PW Moto, will have some nice new features, for the new season. Phil has been busy with Super Rat Machine Works in Kansas City where he has been making Prototype parts for Vegas. Coffee, Cigarettes, a Machine Shop in a cave, and a Professional Wrestlers Mustache, thats Phil….

Originally Posted by Steve Crandall

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Shawn Shoener has alerted us of some happenings
around the the minersville area,very disturbing news
of miners being discriminated against,for simply being miners!
He forwarded this black and white photo of the discrimination in action.
Oh yeah York,pa needs a skatepark one that won`t discriminate against bikes so please go here and sign this petition and york`s zip is either
17402,17403,17404 so make sure one of those is on there.

www.petitononline.com/sk8york/petition.html

thanks.

Originally Posted by associated press

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Here`s an old pic we found of Tag,Corrigan,Crandall and Gilly
testing some pre-angel of death era frames.This portable curved wall ride is still in the prototype stages even after all these years,although it may be dialed and ready at interbike,lets keep our fingers crossed!

Originally Posted by leif

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We are currntly in return home mode, and at Phil Wasson’s home right now, in Kansas City Missouri, after a straight shot from Portland, only slowing down to get fuel, and snacks from gas stations. Derek may or may not have drank froma contaminated bottle, Punched twin in the face, and laughed for 33 hours non stop.
More news when my brain works……

Originally Posted by CRan Cran

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Soup Gang member 007 jamie bestwick has secured the win at the x games. This will bring much needed funding the the gang as there as there are still many bad people to be dealt with.
Here is a surveilance photo of operative horsecrap
phoning in the news to HQ,operative horsecrap had to use the stallion instead of the rent a car as L.A. traffic was at its usual crawling pace.

Originally Posted by S.G. 1

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Aaron behnke was recently flowed an
fbm equilibrium to spend time on,
he was so stoked on dave,ken,
jim and corts work that in an ode to cornpie
he went out and bought 2 astrovans and had
westcoast choppers merge them,he instantly
got double the gas mileage and was offered
numerous jobs in the field of science and male chaufferism.

Originally Posted by leif

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I went for about a 25 mile bike ride today and shot this pic. It was hot and humid, you can see the haze. I just thought it looked cool. Dane Wild tried keeping up, but he was in Michigan, losing his liscense or something. Heres a shot of him doing a rail ride to barspin. Dane will be at the Demo derby later this month to watch as FBM dominates in the destruction. Go to Fat BMX and vote for me in the poll. Theres no way Aitken is going to beet me, this ain’t bike riding. I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve, and i’m not talking about alley oop darkside 1 footers out of a 10 foot cement bowl in Utah. It should be a doozy regardless of who wins. Check Kink’s site for more details. Reezenblaster is buying us all food and beer that week, and paying for it with his Buddy shitpants’ credit card. Party! Rumor also ha sit that Manowar will be playing at the after party. They are from Auburn. 30 minutes north of Ithaca. Ronny James Dio is from cortland, also 30 miles away. They have aroad there called Dio way. Apes. Weekend…….. audi!

Originally Posted by Cran cran

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The Kid doing the wheelie at the Gravity Games,was the leader of a gang of ratty kids busting moves in the parking lot at FDR. They were shredders. Heres a couple of random pics from our drive down. Philly Phil Wasson loves contests, they bring the true characters out of the woodwork. Phu at Epic and his crew will be doing a BBQ on sunday july 31st, and showing the new vid. Cameron Wood is also throwing one at Fuzzy’s 50/50 shop in Utah next weekend. In other news, Philly is crowded with tons of traffic. Jim Bagg stories? yeah, they can be treat, sometimes they can be shitty though…

Originally Posted by Cran Cran

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The apes have been let out of the cage. The Gravity Games are done, fuzzy hurt his ankle, Gootler won dirt by doing a half barspin, narrowly beating out Freddy Chulo. Elf mad a sculpture out of a toilet, and soaked everyone. Gilly got kicked out for smashing a camera tower with a bobcat, Gary Young won Street. Derrick Girard drove down in the 65, and cheered as BF did the transfer of the contest. Van killed it too. Tony Hamlin ate all the free food he could, and watched Aitken get made fun of by a South Philly cop for talking like a girl and wearing tight pants. Dave King was probably the highlight of the event.

Originally Posted by cran Cran

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Aaron Ross is an ape. Walter Peringer sent this pic of him in Austin, killing it.To see more Aaron footy, check his part in the Empire video, or in the new FBM video when it comes out. You can also check bmxonline to see a clip from the new video. In other news, Ryan Nyquist got ina scuffle with Dunny at the denver comp, and was lumped up by the Dunny Bunny for use of the seat stand manual in his run, details are skechy at this point, but we wish Ryan a quick recovery. A character out of Leifs brain was questioned in the Incident.

Originally Posted by Cran cran

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Big Dave and I are off this weekend to North Little Rock for the 24th annual “Colt Seevers Demo Derby Invitational”. The Demo Derby on july 27th should be cake, as we have been practicing all week, and have more experience than the other competitors. Colt calle himself to let me know that FBM is the odds on favorite at the bookie in Vegas, so place your bets. Chickenwrap, Deuce, and Dunny are all part of the Pit crew, as well, and will sure to have the car in tip top shape.
Jason Bissel rode well at the National in Pa. this weekend, he didn’t make the mains in 20, but did in cruiser, and then went on to get in a fist fight with Terry Tennete, who tried stealing his Bitchin Camaro after the semi’s.
Holla Dolla!

Originally Posted by cran cran

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4th of July weekend was a banger, it started with the fundraiser at the Ithaca Skatepark, which went really well, and had Derrick Girard jumping 30 feet out of the bowl into the shottiest launch ramp in town. The rest of the weekend was fun too, with a punk rock wedding reception later that night, and a trip to the Catty woods the next morning. Catty trails are full of apes. Later that night was off to Minersville, where a bunch of us camped out and hung out all day for Shawny Shawns Jam, which is becoming an East Coast underground classic.
This years Highlights inluded Tony Cardona killing the trails and himself, and chilling his crew of animals from the Vercoe trails in Illinois. Robo was in the house, dressed as a pumpkin, while Chase and BF absolutely killed it. Maniac and yeagle impressed as well, along with toting a 7 pound can of beans, and 360ing every jump at the trails. The day was so much fun. Apefest 2005.
Keep posted this week for more info…..

Originally Posted by cran cran

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There are some new shirts available from FBM, here are a couple of them. Call Last Call if your shop doesn’t have them yet. Tony Hamlin and the twins were so excited about the new shirts, they flushed cherry bombs down the toilet at the Kink warehouse. They woke the bum up that was sleeping in there, and he shit his pants. This weekend is a Holiday, Celebrating our Independance, many Americans will be celebrating by filling up the gas tanks on thier SUV’s and driving someplace crowded. I hope to end up in the woods around a bunch of bikes. Ken is headed to NYC to check the World Messenger Championships, and enter footdown on his fixed gear. Thousands of Bike messengers will be bringing the Ruckus to NYC, and partying with little regard for the price of gas. Sounds super fun. In other news, Dave King and Gilly start digging the Gravity Games Jumps at FDR in Philly next week, As strange as that is. Tony Cardona has been chillin’ in Arizona thispast week, but will be on the East Coast this weekend. Leif Valin is riding Flat in York and drinking coffee, as well as utilizing his deadpan humor, while working part time framing artwork for strange men. Not much else, If anyone see’s Arata this weekend buy him a beer for us….holla!

Originally Posted by Cran Cran

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John Corts, self proclaimed “smartest guy ever”, and Big Dave have been Hustling in the Machine shop, getting the frames built in new sizes, and whipping out Deployers like no ones business, they made so many damn bikes, Ken had to build a new tubing rack. Curtis has been keeping Jim Bagg in line, and the frames are better than ever back there. Team Major air in the tumbler? There is a fundraiser in Ithaca again on Saturday July 2nd, to fix the park up, and keep it from sinking. Show up and eat some food, ride some ramps, and watch Erbles shred in a game of SKATE. He is the Reigning champ since ’89. Tim Dunbar who invented the ollie, will be taking a beak from his meth habit, and will be signing autographs. In other news, Kerry Sayre may have laughed this week, as he sold ashitload of stuff to a bunch of shops, and found out that Sam’s Club has 9 pound bags of Doritos for 5.99. Keep posted for more news about BMX, because it’s awesome.

Originally Posted by C-diddy YO!

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Blast from the past. This weekend Rob Kucherak got married, Forgash was the wedding photographer, and it was fun as hell. Congrats Rob and Liz. They had an Ape partying at the reception. Rob was the first person to loan any of the FBM crew a bike video a million years ago, and it was none other than “head First” where we first learned about Jawbreaker, and Mat Hoffman’s strange sense of humor. Rob is an ape, and also runs American Icon screenprinting with another friend of ours that grew up riding with all of us, Andy Camay. Andy gave me custom FBM Long underwear last week. Party! The other Photo is from Guav, a native Ithacan with some 80’s street riding. Guav was one of the first freestylers in Ithaca, and actually shot that photo last week (it only looks old for athenticity purposes), for an 80’s retro article for Details magazine. Ryan Corrigan is still in Joplin Missouri with Wessal and Ty Sty. He said its been 114 degrees and Ty works in his underwear and workboots only. The park is supposed to be sick though. Dave King and Gilly are booked all summer building dirt courses for all the TV events, and will be in Vancouver for a month for the Metro jam. Fisher moved to Temecula California the other Day. In other news, John Corts is the smartest person in the world, and “ApeHanger” Derrick Girard signature bars will be available from FBM sometime this summer. HollllllAAAAA!

Originally Posted by cran Cran

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Slow healing, Fast driving Shanton Wilson sent some pics of him riding, to let us know he’s back riding after the leg break. He drives 155 and rides like an APE, so beware. Mike “the mangler” Mcqueen is in town, helping save the FBM video from the fiery depths of the 21st century blues. Hopefully that project will be done sooner than later, as I come closer to flinging the computer out the window as each day passes. Kelly Baker mentioned that he made a “big Bike” or a tall bike, over 8 feet, and that when the chain popped off, he realized that he forgot to tighten the handlebars, and took a good wreck all from up above.
Rumor of a wild contest in Philly soon, the “bone death” challenge, being organized by Sean Burns, i’ll post more info about it when I find out what’s going on, I have heard about a ring of fire, animals, strippers, bums, and a long jump challenge onto a rail…. OUTRAGEOUS. keep posted…..

Originally Posted by Cran Cran

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It’s friday, and if friday were a band it would be Manowar. They wear pelts, and wield swords. Rumor has it that Dave King’s dad was a roadie for Manowar. Not much in the way of news, Stateline skatepark in Fort Mill SC,is closing its doors, Corey and Droo are cool dudes, and that park hosted the first ever Last Call bicycle comp a few years back, and we were loaded up with TONS of fireworks. Supposedly Jim and Tammy Faye Baker bought the building and are opening a Cracker Barrel there, under the Heritage Amusement park theme. Look for Team Major Air from Cleveland in NY this weekend, listening to WASP and other 80’s metal bands. Holla…..

Originally Posted by cran cran

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Did I mention yesterday, all of the shit that has broken lately? Well at least the transmission in the Last Call Van is dialed now, look for that thing to be mowing down some spots in the near future. Aaron Ross just got a new Depolyer frame, with the new race sprocket. He powder coated it himself, Transluscent green, its awesome looking. Aaron also rides for Empire, and if you saw his part in that video, you would be shitting your pants just looking at the bike he rides. APE.
Shanton Wilson is back on Ape status, look for riding pics soon. Don’t Forget the new sizes on Deployers (20.25″) Pw’s (20.5″) and Capones(20 3/8″). Kerry is selling these things like crazy. Crazy like the Ratt house. Today is also the longest day of the year, and a full moon, so get off the computer, get on your bikes and have some fun. Pronto…..

Originally Posted by Cran Cran

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The race sprockets are out in all sizes now, and the revised hose clamps are in as well. The new clamps dont have holes all the way through, to prevent cracking. They prevent crack as well, I have one on my bike, and so far, I have never used crack, so they are proven to be effective. Call up Kerry “the Big K” Sayre at Last Call, to order some new FBM stuff, or just chat about Rick Thorne, the Gravity Games, or maybe even ask how Curtis the shop dog is doing. In other FBM news, Aaron Ross had an upset stomach last night, Tony Hamlin is almost done with High School, Cameron Wood beat Fuzzy in a Poker tournament, Tony Cardona hates being called “tiny” and Shanton is riding again after a long injury. News From Billy the kid, Mike Tag, and Deploy Master Derrick Girard- the were 2 days late to the worlds because the Germans wouldn’t let thier sketchy Van across the border. They snuck in. Better Late then never, and what we have come to expect from any Shitluck affiliation. Trouble. Holla at the Knights in Chively Armor. Dave king? you guessed it, He aint shit. More news later……

Originally Posted by C-diddy YO!

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Big Ape Brian Osbourne (no relation to Ozzy) Sent this pic of his son Jared with Nyquist, at the Mountain Spew Comp in Louisville this weekend. From what I understand, its a huge comp, and Catfish is running a spinner front wheel. Phil Wasson and Gilly are working at the comp as well. Phil says DMC was bowling on an 8 foot 1/4, and knocked Mirra into Kerry Sayre and Deuce, and a fight nearly broke out. Tony Hamlin is featured on the new a Coaltion wallpaper download. Tony is also a big Ape. Product news- New revised seat post clamps that are not screwed up are in stock, and we are working on new sizes on some of the frames. PW moto will be in 20.5″. The Capone in 20 3/8″ tt, and the Deployer in 20.25″ Toptube. Order 400 of these so Kerry can Get Gold plated Teeth for his customized special anniversary edition VW. That thing is faster than my Laptop. Much Faster. In other FBM news, Big Dave threatened to weld John Corts mouth shut, if he didn’t quit singing “pour some sugar on me” by Def Leppard while running the tumbler in the machine shop, Curtis slept through the ruckus. Dave King narrowly avoided a robbery at gunpoint in south Philly 2 nights ago, by telling the armed assailant he was an Ass, and that he only had 2 dollars. Dave King ain’t got shit. If you want new MFNFBM shirts, call Last Call and ask about availability, i’ll post a pic later….

Originally Posted by crandialer

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Heres a couple more pics from the demo over the weekend, Greg Francis sent a couple, and the one of me jumping the cop car is from the cops buddy. I am almost positive that cop arrested me in 1999 for a loud party, and took me to the station.the police reort stated “f#*% the neighbors”. 150 bucks for noise ordinance. He also yelled at me that day for towing down the road on a cars bumper. He was stoked on the BMX though, and stoked on Catfizzle messing with the police over the Pa. Funtimes. Kerry and Big Dave are in Philly tonight, with Dave King, checking out Lucero . That will be fun.Gilly is in Louisville building jumps at the big contest, and chilling with Fuzzy and the bigtimers. Corts is smart. The rest of the team is out doing whatever, i havent talked to some of the guys in a minute, but I am sure they are either having a good or a shitty day. Hoods on the right wild for the night, punks in the back…..

Originally Posted by crandialer

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Forgash, close friend to the infamous “speed wolf” will be in New York this month to sing in a Billy Idol Male Drag cover band called “White Wedding”. He will also be destroying toilet bowls throughout the souther tier, and having more fun than anyone else. Billy the Kid, Derrick Girard, and Tag are still in Europe, and aping it hard. Look for FBM to participating in a Demolition derby this summer, thats the news today, we’ll keep you posted about that.-hollatchaboyeee…

Originally Posted by crandall

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If you tried contacting FBM or Last Call today, and had no luck, its because a wild storm went through and left us without power, We’ll be up and running in point 2 though. Yesterday we held an Fundraiser for The Ithaca Skatepark at Stewart park in Ithaca. Catfish brought the DK boxjump, and we had a really fun day. Tony Hamlin, Twin1, J.pavia, Jeff Harrington, the Baker Family, The Farm crew, Chris Hancock, Office Max, Hallman, R-unit, The big Job and a bunch of riders and skaters rode all day. Tony ate shit on the big bike, trying to up the boxjump. Kelly and Catfish rode tilts and Unicycles. The Big bikes got lake jumped. A cop yelled at me. He got stoked 5 minutes later when I jumped a cop car. Sort of. We ate food, laughed, liisten to the Ramones, got flat tires, catfish heckled people with the PA, we all got heatstroke and sunburn, and an old man with rollerblades ate shit on the box as well. The Last Call van made it to jersey on the way to Animal, and the transmission shit the bed, so those gus didn’t do shit. Dave and Ken drank 40’s in some bushes, Corts complained and the Big K was not stoked. the curse is back. They never made it to the jam, but they did get to ride 6 miles after the towtruck driver left them on the side of the Hi-way. Holla at a tow truck driver.

Originally Posted by Crancran

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Kerry Sayre update- He doesn’t really hate smiling, he just likes pretending he hates smiling. Check Kerry out on Fuels 54321 coverage of the Subdivision weekend, on TV today and throughout the week. John Corts also pictured won a 15 dollar bet today on who could pull a 2 foot tall handrail first, between him, myself,and the Big K. He is holding the new Ape Beer coozies, which you can get by calling Kerry at Last Call, and you can also ask him how the hand rail challenge went. Kerry said he almost puked from trying the rail so many times, Corts pulled it opposite for the win by the way…. The Demo at Stewart park in Ithaca stats at about noon on sunday, and Simone the pitbull will be in full effect, trying to kill ducks that swim in Cayuga lake. Box jump heroes…..Hollatcha Boyeee!

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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This week has been busy, but a minute at Bakers Acres turned up these 2 pics. Kelly and I have been riding dirt jumps together since the late eighties. Old Fashioned Good Time BMX, nothing fancy but it was fun as hell. If you want to have some fun, go hit up some trails. I almost forgot how fun it is. Animal is having some Bike shop demo’s this weekend, down in Jersey, and some of the FBM guys are headed down. The remainder will be in Ithaca, along with the infamous Catfish, and the DK stunt team, doing a demo/fundraiser for the Ithaca Skatepark, at Stewart Park on Sunday. It should be a good time, bands, riding, etc… Tony Hamlin, Dave King and the twins are rumored to be in the house for that one. In other FBM news, Aaron Ross is an Ape, Cameron Wood had a birthday, and Billy Ashby turned 21 last week as well. Not much else, Holla atchboyeeee!

Originally Posted by crandialer

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Check out Dane “buckass” Wild on a Team young roadtrip to Ohio this weekend. Flip from Albes shot the pic, so peep their sites to see what they are up to. The Team Young guys are a bunch of Apes. Ride contest info should be posted real soon, so sit tight, and get ready to send us some footy. Tag, Derrick, Billy the Kid and the rest of the Shitluck crew have left for the Worlds in Prague, so keep an eye out for those Dudes if you are in Europe for the next 2 weeks. Just look for the black cloud if you can’t find them. Holla atcha boy- UFO Wall slap rider in the Subdivsion Pics on BMXonline is none other than Allan Twin, 1/2 of the Rochester God damned Twins, just so you know. Tony Hamlin kills twins, and horses. Stay off the CRACK. That Shit is Whack. It oughtta be Illegal too…..

Originally Posted by crancran

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Another generation of apes in progress, here is 4 year old Benny Baker in his backyard in Newark Valley NY. Speaking of Apes, if anyone remebers or has any info about the Monkey Lust crew, give us a shout. Monkey Lust was a very influencial group of punk rock bmxers from the early nineties, who even sponsored Taj at one point. Stories about the tradeshow are posted on fatbmx.com and at wooxybmx.com so check that out if you get a chance. bmxonline.com also has some pics posted of the comp, including some of Shanton Wilson. There will be a fundraiser at the Ithaca Festival, to raise money for the skatepark, with FBM riders and the DK stunt team featuring Catfish, this sunday, keep posted for more info on that, WORD!

Originally Posted by c-did

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It’s Memorial Day in America, and Lots of BBQing going on. I just got back from Road Fools 14, it was fun hanging out with Chase Hawk (3 tickets in NYC for drinking), Robin Fenlon and the crew. Derrick Girard met up with us on the trip for a minute. Aaron Ross is stoked on the Deployer, and the Maniac is stoked on his tooth. Gilly Is chillin in B-town, riding and digging at Posh with Dunny, inbetween a busy schedule of Dirt jump building, next week is Louisville for the Core Tour. The Hooligan’s Jam went down on Saturday as well, those guys are serious Apes, Wild Matt, the Mayor was fun as hell to hang out with. In Dave King News, he ain’t shit, but Shawn Arata is, did anyone see him in the new Orchid Video? and in the poster that came with it? Holla. Now that I am back in town, expect more regular updates on the site. If you are curious about the Ride Mag contest stuff, we’ll have it posted in a few days…. Have a good one.

Originally Posted by C-did

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The Road Fools 14 trip is in its latter half, and we are in western Mass riding with Berger and his crew at the private ramps, and its fun. The Fattrax crew is here, and a few kids are on Deployers already which has me stoked. Sorry for no pics on the updates, but computer access has been limited. In other news, aside from the rainy weather, Kelly Baker is getting ready for another episode of his TV show with Bill Nye, and the discovery of a monkey who can ride a bicycle. A serious Ape. The Guys at FBM have been cranking out Frames and riding when the weather is good, So give Kerry a holler at Last Call and Find out what is in stock… Look for Mike Tag, Derrick Girard, Little Billy, Leland and some of the other Shitluck kids in Europe next week, as they are off to Prague for the Worlds, and who Knows what else….

Originally Posted by c-diddy

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We are currently at The Little Devil warehouse, in Norristown Pa., riding the BOWL, and its awesome. Derek gave me a belt, Clarke gave me a beer, and Morgan Wade did a flair. Its a good trip so far, and Aaron Ross is definitelt aping it hard. Shawn Arata is in the house blasting huge airs, and putting his Orchid Footwear to good use, while smiling ear to ear. All is good on Road Fools 14, Hollatcha Boyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Originally Posted by Crandialer

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After a rough weekend with Subdivision sleeplessness, A few FBM riders are on Road Fools 14, and currently at Staff BMX, and Incline Club in Lakewood NJ. Aaron Ross has been killing it, and on day 3 he has already managed to knock his front tooth out. The trip is super fun already, and I’ll post some pics in a day or 2. Posts might be sporadic while we are on the road, but keep close, to see whats going down. Scotty Cranmer is in the house, and already flared a wedge, and we’ve only been here 5 minutes. More news later….

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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Thanks again to everyone who came to SubDivision last week. The contest results have just been posted and expect photos soon.
If you weren’t able to come, look for a DVD out this summer with footage from the contest, the trade show and more.

Originally Posted by Mike

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Well the last coulple posts were deleted so i will make a small recap of what I can remember from the weekend. First check out Kelly with Blyther,(NYC movie night) KB is holding a hat he got from a Haro show in the 80’s. Blyther has seen me almost naked. Anyway’s here goes, The tradeshow was awesome, so many people, new products, and an overall good vibe. Show highlights include the Shook booth, anyone that checked out the FBM stuff, Robbie Morales’ sick stash mullet combo, The new premium sprockets, and all the smiles people had. Then Friday night hits us like a safe dropping out of a hi-rise building. Loition, Dity Bird, and Lucero all play a video premiere party, and it ends up being more of a rock concert than anything. People were stoked on the video, Dirty Bird was hilarious, and Lucero pretty much stopped the show. Literally. Loubickle rapped during

Originally Posted by C-did

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If You live within 100 lightyears of Johnson City Ny, and you are not at the Subdivision Tadeshow, Contest, and FBM video premiere this week, then kick yourself in the ass. Lucero will be rocking the Video premiere, after Dirty Bird, Lotion, the Red Bull Mexico Video, and the New FBM Video. If you work at FBM, and you are not cleaning the basement, or editing, there is a slight chance you are chilling with Big Dave eating Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwhiches where the Ghetto Comp stood only 8 months ago. Dave is psyched that the Race Bike, the Bitchin Camaro is going to be the frame for BMXPlus’ ultimate race bike, and even recieved a call from Speedwolf (forgash’s dog) to say congrats. jeff and the Big K are stoked the race stuff is going well too, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at Kerry, he hates smiling. ATTN Tommy, Find Shawn ARATA, and bring him to FBM this weekend, or you are both in deep shit. Let the Apefest commence…….

Originally Posted by crandialer

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Phil Wasson is in recovery from surgery, and drinking coffee in Kansas City, and chillin with Courtney, his dog and a Hells Angels book. Best wishes PW. Woozy BMX from Germany, at least I think its German, is sending thier Robot Emiglio to Subdivision to raise hell, Dominik from Woozy said to have Security on Full Alert, so… The Tradeshow, comp and Video premiere are only a few days away, so things are hectic at FBM right now, but keep posted for possible chain male pics later in the week…. Rumor also has it that Deuce will be hiring Dunny to manage the stripper pole in his booth at the show.

Originally Posted by CranCran

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After driving to Rochester with Jeremy Pavia, to shoot pics and video of Tony Hamlin, we soon realized it was Cinco de Mayo. To celebrate went to Xdreams and Tony did casual flairs, and pocket air tailwhips. Pretty Awesome. It was also the Rochester goddamn Twins Birthday, so the city was on alert. Tony Did a huge street Gap, and I intensified my street level credibility by doing an old dirt jumping trick on a sketchy lip. Stoked, so we go get Mexican food, and they are sold out…. King and I serves great Sesame Tofu, with coconut curry sauce, so we were dialed anyhow. More news tonight, maybe even something relevant. holla….

Originally Posted by C-did

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While the next generation of Baker apes are practicing their moves in Newark Valley, and Kelly is arm wrestling with Bill Nye on TV, Fabulous Phil Wasson is going under the Knife in Kansas City to get his lousy shoulder operated on. Send get wells to FBM, c/0 PW, and make sure they are flowers, Phil loves flowers. Tupac had a press conference the other day, he is alive, and has been staying with Chain Male for the past 9 years, getting him ready for the Pool tournament, which is rumoured to be going down next wednesday at the Chanticleer, between Chains and Wales’ very own Ian “the cue crusher” Morris. More news on that later. Spendy Mcthrifty stopped in to FBM to check on the Flat Jam surface for the Subdivision comp, and mentioned that signups are available at Subdivisionbmx.com. He also told us about the Layton Massacre Video on BMXonline.com, that has footy of Cameron Woood killing it, and a Robbie Morales mustache shot. Sick Man.

Originally Posted by C-did

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Just when you think Dave King couldnt get any Shittier, he goes and blows the doors off the outhouse with his very own Crandall tattoo. Sucker.What kind of lunatic does that? Shanton Wilson hasn’t gotten any ridiculous tattoos recently, but he is rehabilitating his busted leg, by doing flailing backflips near Volkswagons. Scott Towne, thanks for the shoes, and the the pics of Dane”buck ass” Wild from Michigan. Dane is an Albes rider getting some help from FBM, and his name alone should get him an award, he also apes it hard. In other FBM news, we are all busy getting ready for Subdivision, so keep posted….

Originally Posted by C-dizzle

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Scotty, the new FBM team Ape Leader, got beat up by Oprah’s security on his ride to NYC, when he stopped in Chicago, because he was wearing an FBM hat, during taping and she asked him to remove it. He was in the audiance. Below are a couple of pictures of Tiny Cardona, shot by Mike Colucci, AKA, Negative Mike. Sans ninja Turtles of course. Ryan Corrigan and Phil Wasson are flying to Los Angeles tonight for a private screening of Rick Thorne’s new TV show, with Kelly Baker and Bill Nye the Science Guy, its a TV show about how a guy named C,Ludwig Von Cornpeel invented a bicycle that utilizes perpetual motion to create electricity. Holla for the weekend….

Originally Posted by cranbone

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Here is a picture of Original FBM gangster Andrew Forgash, taking a bath with a 3 eyed rubber duck, and his dog ralph, aka Speedwolf. Forgash is a pro snowboarder, who had a video part in the Holden video “love Hate”. Serious Ape. His roomate Scotty Whittlake rode a fixed gear from Portland to NYC in slip on Vans with onlly an Ipod and backpack full of Ramen Noodles. Cooked ones. In 37 days. He’s now the unofficial FBM team Leader, with Wild Mat, who was on Elimi-Date this week, drinking Johnny Walker Blue, at 50 bucks a shot. Holla Atcha Boyeeee.

Originally Posted by cranman

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The First pic of a complete Deployer was emailed over. This one belongs to Kieth Bodner of Steel City Tattoo in Allentown. Why the big old sprocket you asked? If you started racing in 1979, and had a cow with a snorkel, you might still have a set up like that too. Keith Came up with everyone’s favorite Dave King last weekend, and dished out tattoo’s like he was in county lockup with some india ink. He’s is responsible for the infamous “pig wit’ wings” tattoo on Dave, but that tattoo is not his flagship. While Dave forgets to lock the door behind him in the bathroom of the Little Devil warehouse, Clarke is busy picking up his slack, and shipping out all the orders. Keep up the good work Clarke. Keep posted for more updates, more news is brewing as we speak….

Originally Posted by C-dubz

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Here are the flyers for the comp and the video premiere. You can pre register for the comp and get a schedule at Subdivisionbmx.com. The premiere should be fun, Leland’s band Dirty Bird, which was in Mega Tour 3, is a hoot for sure, and will definitely be off the hook. Check Luceromusic.com f you don’t already know about them, they are a favorite in the BMX community, and did the Jawbreaker cover of Kiss The Bottle that Ryan Corrigan rides to in All Time Low.
Holla Atcha boy!

Originally Posted by crandialer

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After a winter filled with such antics as falling off of a 25 ft. roof, crashing a snowmobile at 110 mph, and lighting Nutter on fire, Derrick Girard is lucky to be able to see his new pro model frame. Check it out on the new products section, it’s a nice one. In other news, The Lucero show is a go, and will be the headliner for Dirty Bird, and an almost finished FBM video premiere, that has yet to be named. Expect a new FBM Video available for release about a month or so after the premiere. If there aren’t any huge ball ups.more news in a minute…..

Originally Posted by C-did

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After spending a week on the road with OG FBM gangsters. Mike Tag, and Steve Crandall, filming for an upcoming FBM Video, Cameron Wood went home to Utah to chill with Fuzzy, Elf, Berringer and the rest of the Utah Cobras. This past weekend in Utah was the 50/50 Layton Massacre Skatepark Comp, and Tons of Pro’s were in the House, Cameron scored himself Second place behind Mike Aitken, giving Cam top 2 in the past 2 comps he’s entered. Holla atcha boy Fuzzy. If you folks out there in the internet aren’t sure who Cameron is, he’s the ape on Road Fools 13 that tried 360ing off the vert ramp in Kansas City, and blew his foot up. In other news, dave King is still working at Little Devil, looking for a home in Philly, while Ryan Corrigan is working at Terrible One adding onto the monstrosity of a ramp they have there. Aaron Ross is trying to finish High School so he can gear up for Road Fools 14, and Derrick Girard is dialing in New England, while his deployer Frames head to bike shops all across America. We’ll have Deployer pics posted this week.More news in a minute….

Originally Posted by c-dub

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Lief Valin is throwing down a Flat Jam at the Subdivision Trade Show, it will be indoors, and there will be prizes and whatnot. No word on whether or not Brett Marshal will be there though. Congrats to Arknasas’ Jud Ferguson, of Ferguson’s Skatepark, he got married this weekend, Jud is a serious ape, and always shows the FBM crew a good time when we are in town. We wish him, Angela, and Chopper the best. In unrelated news, Mike The Nightmare Haigas called out of the blue to say he was stoked on the 10 year DVD, and that his ramps were in one of the old videos. Mike used to do a clothing company called Nightmare wear, and make shirts that said “do you take meat to the face?” He was also a favorite in the Hoffman comps expert caless in the early 90’s. He was also stoked on the use of pallets for ghetto comps. Word. More news later.

Originally Posted by steve crandall

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Brett Marshal came to FBM today and chilled with Big Dave and Curtis. Dave is pumped on Brett. While that was going down, more details for the Subdivision comp were being sorted. East Coast Terminal is dialing in the park, and in the picture below, you can see the perch at the Richford dirt bowl, which will also host a jam one of the nights during that weekend. Rumours are already Flying about a Friday the 13th FBM video premiere with Dirty Bird opening for Lucero. Keep posted for confirmation on that and more details. In other Subdivision news, we should have a flyer for the comp this week, and more prizes that you could shake a stick at. Kerry Sayre has been getting the comp organized, has a ton of sponsors lined up, and there is a good chance that Catfish, Leland, and more special Guest announcers will be on hand to keep the party rolling. Will Duece and Lou Bickle be assisting Dunny on the Mic as well? Leif Valin is also hosting a Flat Jam so Keep posted on that one too. Winner Gets an autographed glossy of Brett Marshal, and gets to take Curtis for a walk. Holla atyerboy….

Originally Posted by C-dialer

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Well our trip to the midwest was fun, and we’ll have some pics posted this week. Cameron Wood from Utah was with us, and he aped it hard all week. Upon returning to NY, a bunch of us met up for the first time this year at Bakers Acres. FBM head of Security was in the house as Kelly Baker did opposite wallrides to opposite tables to get the season rolling. Kelly was no doubt excited after his encounter with Brett Marshal last week, as well as the weather getting better. Keep posted for more news, and check your local shop for the Deployer frames, which are now officially available, and DIALED! Seriously, that frame is awesome. Holla…

Originally Posted by C-dub

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We went to the infamous Ft. Wayne Indiana, which was home to some of the earliest wild times with FBM, and it lived up to its wild reputation, to say the least. We met up with Jody Donnely and his crew at one point, and ended up with worldwide legend Matt Hanes, and Nick Weaver. It was Buck Wild. Seriously. While visiting, we went to the site of the Fat House, which burnt to the ground a few years back. 2 of the Original Fat House Players, Mike Tag and Myself are pictured here, where the pool table probably used to be. If you check out some of the old FBM videos, you can see some of the good times that happened in that very spot. It was weird seeing a lot where we used to live, but its also pretty cool to remember the good times that went down there, in the earlier years of FBM. Ft.wayne is one strange place. In actual news, we are currently in Louisville, filming, and Billy Ashby is in the house. Billy, known as the pride of New Albany, is a fishing enthusiast, and was also coming close to 180 tailwhips today. Holla… more news later!

Originally Posted by C-dubz

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If the stories are true, later on this week we might see an update on The Brett Marshal experience in Newark Valley later this week,and stories about assault and batter with 10 pounds of pancake mix. While wild shit has been going down in FBM territory, Cameron Wood has been aping it hard in the midwest. Mike Tag, Cam, Office Maxx and myself are travelling around filming this week, after the Albes comp in Novi. Cameron won the comp, and the 2 Tony’s (hamlin and Cardona) also made the finals. It was an all out apefest, and the Big Dave peanut gallery was in full effect, as were the Twins. While all this and more was going down, Kelly Baker flew out to Colorado with Rick Thorne for more TV work, and did a bmx experiment with Bill Nye the science guy. More details on that to follow. Juan was part of the experiment, and the result brought back a mohawk, and a smurfy mushroom shirt. Holla atcha boy.

Originally Posted by C-dub

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Jared Souney sent over this amazing shot of FBM Faltland flow rider Brian chapman, with this info attached- “He’s doing a kickflip hitchhiker. It’s not easy.
His knuckle is still the size of a golf-ball…it’s gross.
He’s going to have a part in the next Flat Crap video.
I think that’s my Brian Chapman facts for the day.” Word.
The next Pic is a shotty video of Dave King, who aint shit, “slipping on some ice” in upstate NY, and breaking his wrist, Expect Dave to be in a cast for 6 weeks, and also helping out at Little Devil and Orchid in the warehouse, while he heals up. Clarke beware. In other news, Stew Johnson got his Big Dave special from us and sent a pic of his bike built up, referring to it as “the best bike EVER'”. Thats right. Big Timers are down with FBM as well. Scott Towne, Michigan’s biggest Ape, also sent another pic of his bike with the customized “Mia” Headtube sticker, sometimes I think Scott repaints his bike just so I’ll post it on the site. Peep
deliveranceclothing.com to see more of Sctotts Ape scene. Lookout Midwest, here we come this wekend, FBM represent in Detroit Rock City at the Albes comp…..Holla atcha boy!

Originally Posted by C-diddy.

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Yesterday was a fun day at FBM, first Bill from Ride stopped by, and took some of us out to lunch, and then a gang of apes came through. Tag and Max showed up, and in hot pursuit were Tony Hamlin, his Hessian Dad, and the Rochester God Damned Twins. After work we rode the Ghetto Ramps, and it was a blast, Hallman is a HUGE ape on those ramps. I even did ghetto wall taps for the first time. Stoked. Good Fun. The Deployer is nearing release, and should be available next week. Here are some of the Specs-
Top tube available in 20.75″ and 21.25″. with a 13.75″ rear (centered)
Colors- Army Green, Tansluscent Black, and Limited Matte Black
Seat Stay Brakes
Euro or MID BB, 11.75″ height
Externally relieved seat tube to reduce weight.
Externally machined headtube, with Integrated Headset.
14mm Axle slots,
3/16″ heattreated dropouts/.
weighs- 5 lbs, 3 ounces (20.75)
Made in the USA with Aircraft Grade Chromol. Holla atyer boy.

Originally Posted by crandialer

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Lots of news, so i’m gonna have to wait till tomorrow for a proper post. The kids that stole the prototype shit from FBM, are going to be in deep shit, lucky for them Kelly Baker had to fly to Korea with Rick Thorne for the day, for a Moto X deal, otherwise Whitney point would be knee deep in Kung Pao. Kelly sent this pic he shot of the Biker in Black while they chilled in Seoul for a few, inbetween events. KB flies back in tonight, for work at his regular job, and the Circus coming up in Newark Valey with Brett Marshal, who was one of the stuntmen in the movie RAD. That ain’t no Bullshit neither.

Originally Posted by Cranwho?

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New belt buckles have showed (you mean shown?) up at FBM, and they do look nice. Designed by none other than the infamous H-Did, aka the Hallmanator, these buckles are by far the nicest ones we’ve had yet. Word. In real news, Jeremy Reiss, AKA, “Magilla” actually had his car stolen on friday night. For Real. His mid 90’s red Nissan Sentra with flat black wheels, and thule roof rack, was stolen outside of his Southside Bethlehem home. He is not stoked. Several months earlier, the chrome valve caps on my car were also stolen in front of his house. Sketchy. If anyone see’s Gilly’s car, or has it, let us know. That combined with the stuff stolen from FBM the week prior is making for a good reason to call Mcgruff the crime dog, and start a neighborhood watch community. Crime don’t pay. Unless you are a gangsta rapper I suppose. Holla dolla.

Originally Posted by crandall

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Saturday, a good day for a random post about some comps coming up, next weekend is the Albes contest in Detroit, and these 2 flyers are for comps later in April. The sketchy one was sent by Matt Berringer. Go figure. The nice one was sent by Jamie Moore from Stowaway in Australia, which is very far from where I am sitting right now, but if you are in the area, be sure to check it out.

Originally Posted by FBM

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Dave King came up to FBM today, to chill and check out the deployability of some handrails in Ithaca. He bet Tag a 40 of Laser and a shortstop sandwhich he couldn’t pull a triple kinked handrail. I shot tag pulling the rail with a 5 mega pickle dilly Yo camera, and then we hauled ass down the hill for a photo shoot with MC Carpet. MC Carpet is in a 2 Live Crew Cover band with Kelly Baker called “face down Ass up” who will be playing a show at the Subdivision comp on the weekend of May13-14. Holla. Laser in effect, protect ya neck….

Originally Posted by C-didd?

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Fishty Cent, the OG FBM Gangsta from the mean streets of Ithaca, was trying to rub his FBM tattoo off with his front tire today. The weather was nice, and spring was in Fishty’s hops, he was blasting good inverts at the infamous Ithaca skatepark/swamp. In Random Fisher news, his dog, the half pomeranian, half pekanese, named Leo, was also shredding the park, after pissing on some kids leg. Look for a comprehensive news post about the soon to be released Dployer frame in a day or 2, Big Dave has been welding them up this week, and they look hot. I meant HOTT, with two T’s, sorry about that. Holla dolla.

Originally Posted by C-dizzle

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Dave gets stoked when the dudes from Torrington Ct. come down to the end of the month factory tours. This time they brought Dave a n Albert Street sign that they all autographed. Apes. While all that was going down, Curtis was sleeping in the office, dreaming about the UPS man, and biting him. Curtis hates the UPS guy. The Tours are cool, if you didn’t know about them, basically Big Dave and Ken show anyone who is interested, how bikes are made, the entire process. We do it on the last Friday of every month. Most people are stoked on seeing what goes into making a good BMX bike. Handbuilt frames and forks are harder to come by these days, especially ones built by dudes who ride, so check it out next month, you might learn something. If you are Lucky, Snoop Dog and Dre Daywill be in the house, we sent in a request to the management. Not much else today, holla if you have some news for us.

Originally Posted by C-did

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If you noticed a spinning Capone frame on the opening page, and were wondering what Arata is up to, you are not alone. When he isn’t apeing it hard, who knows what the hell he is up to. Probably still Apeing it. Leif Valin found this drawing somewhere, I guess it what happens when worlds collide, somewhere between Cornpie, and Rick Thorne, this Gem appeared. i am a fan. Dave King called, left a message after his drive accross the country, it simply said “ahhh, home shit home…” Dave king aint shit, but he sure is a lot of fun. Holla.

Originally Posted by crandialer

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Some crazy bastard sent over this picture of an FBM tattoo he got and it simply said in the email “I like FBM” , Party. Huy Doan Also sent over this pic of Aratty blasting scrap, if you find Aratty, have him holla at us. If you are wondering why the Cranman and Ratty Shitty Adam are stoked in the other pic, its for a couple of reasons, A 6 page Crandall interview in the new Ride UK, as well as a GOSH DANG Aaron Ross Banger interview. Look for that at newstands, and what not. The Other reason those 2 are so stoked, is the band photo, its “Tiny and the Little Billys'” a new Rock Group that got a lot of attention at this years South By Southwest Music Festival, in Austin. Billy Ashby is blowing up, First Dig Mag, and Now Rolling Stone. Holla. They opened up For ZZ top. Gotta look good, cuz every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man…

Originally Posted by C-did

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14MM CB4KS ARE NOW IN STOCK!

That’s right, the best darn forks this side of the dinner table are now available with the 14mm axle slots. If you are looking for a new pair of quality forks, call your local shop or favorite mail order and have them order you a pair.

Random FBM News:
The master of 80’s metal John Corts caved in to local brakeless peer pressure and now shreds the course sin frenos. Disco Dave Harrison finally built himself a new frame and has been spotted riding again. He is also considering getting another dog to keep Curtis company. Jeff Harrington tore something in his rib cage when he did a no hander on the mini ramp at ECT and got his arm stuck on a pipe in the ceiling. For those of you not familiar with the mini ramp at ECT, it’s real mellow, and most humans can’t get anywhere near that pipe. So I guess that makes Jeff not quite human. The ever verile Ken Musgrave returned to work yesterday after almost two weeks off looking after his girlfriend and brand spanking new baby boy named Declan. Jim Bagg has been designing ever more dialed fixtures, lamenting the end of the ski season, and looking forward to the kayak season. If you live in Eastern Pennsylvania and go white water rafting or kayaking this summer, you might just run into Jim on the Lehigh river where he hopes to work as a river guide.Curtis completed obedience training and is learning to listen when you tell him to do things like don’t bite the UPS man.

That’s about all the news I can think of. The rest of us bozos aren’t doing much aside from work. Thanks for checking in, and keep on pedaling.

Originally Posted by Jumpin G. Willagers

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Scott Towne was even recognized by a crew of apes in Florence Y’all Kentucky, because of his bike pics on the FBM site. They were even riding Pw’s. Heres Scott’s new custom Paint Job for all you fans. In other kentucianna news, Billy The Kid from New Albany Indiana has a 2 page spot in the newest Dig mag. Billy Rides for FBM, Shitluck and Duffs, and everyones favorite dancing, farting, drunken, vegan, bmx legend Ryan Corrigan shot the article. Its nice. I once bet Billy a fish sandwhich he couldn’t pulla curved rail in 3 tries, he pulled it 2nd try and rode straight over saying “where’s my fish sandwhich bitch?” Billy Apes it hard. More news later….

Originally Posted by C-diddddy

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This is a picture of Texas Chainsaw Apefest’s Aaron Ross, and I think he is brushing his teeth while driving down the highway. Cavity creeps beware. Ratty crew’s Adam and Devdog shot video and snapshots of Aaron on a recent trip, and had this to say “aaron ross is a f-ing destroyer, dude he was seriously doing curved wallrides to whips and riding away on his balllzz. ooooh” In case you were wondering, Ratty shitty Adam and Dev dog live in the house we shot the Props 55 Derrick Girard commercial at, and they are currently cleaning it for a dinner with the folks type atmosphere. Good Luck. In other news i was thrown out of a bar by 7:30 tonight. It was Tag’s fault. I am currently documenting footage while doing this update as well. Holla.

Originally Posted by C-did

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Leland Thurman was in town for less than 24 hours for a business meeting with his partner in crime, Mike Tag. While in town a pool tournament went down at the Chanti, and ED from an old FBM ad showed up to hang out with Leland, and tell him his name sounded “cute”. Chain Male showed up, under the assumption that Ian Morris was also in town, and prepared for a rematch. Ian was not around, But we got some shots of Leland with Chains, and some other locals. Leif Valin was also in town this weekend, shooting photos for an FBM ad, and drinking coffee, while Ryan Corrigan recovered from the South by SouthWest music festival in Austin Tx. Dave King was omnipresent at the festival, and no doubt involved in something questionable while hanging out with Long Island Legend “wild Matt”. In other news, Aaron Ross is a big Ape, hopefully the ratty shitty crew will send us some pics to post this week, Holla back.

Originally Posted by C-Did

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If you were Little Scary Derek Adams, owner of Orchid Footwear and LittleDevilbrand.com, You would have these reasons to be stoked right now, 1. you are on the FBM site checking out Nyquist blasting the new bowl of mostrosity in your new warehouse. 2. You have a warehouse with that friggin’ bowl in the first place. 3. BF rides there. 4. VAN HOMAN 5. Your girlfriend smells good. Thanks to the guys at Trans Am for letting us ride there. Clarke is goon though. Its St. Patricks Day today, so to celbrate, Big Dave is painting Binghamton green today. Later He and Curtis are going to get Shamrock Shakes, and drink green beer too. In other news, there is no other news, Shanton Wilson’s leg is slowly getting better, so as soon as that happens, expect some major updates. Holla.

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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I posted 2 flyers for upcoming comps below, the one at section 8 is this weekend, and Kerry Sayre will be there doing 360 tailwhip can can footplants on Biggie Smalls’ head. I also posted a pic of Emmit, chillin with Tag, forgash, and Kelly Baker, circa 99 or so. Thanks Wags. The other Picture is another from the brain Of Leif Valin. Leif has a cool Interview on BMXonline.com about his art, and whatnot, Leif Drinks Coffee with a pace nearly unmatched. That might have something to do with his unique perspective on things, either way, its awesome, so check it out. Trees vs Power Lines is my favorite.
In other news, we are working on organizing the 2005 Subdivision BMX trade show, Check out the link on the home page, and email your favorite companies, and your favorite shops and tell them to get on it for this year, because BMX needs it. Dunny will be in the house. Holla.

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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Yesterday the BMX community suffered a loss, as Emmit, the dog who has been at the trails for the last 11 years, was killed by a passing motorist. Services will be held at Bakers Acres. Kelly Baker is upset, but admitted Emmit had probably had more fun than most dogs, and had a good life. Emmit had several brushes with his maker in the past few years, and his luck ran out. We’ll miss you buddy. To commemorate his life, A bunch of us went and saw Motorhead last night, and it seriously rocked. My ears are still ringing. It was so much fun that my neck hurts from headbanging. That hasn’t happened since ’93. Air guitars were in full effect, even during a 10 minute drum solo. Heavy Metal.In riding news, Tony Cardona’s group placed 3rd at the Ratty bike fest in Milwaukee this weekend, and Hallman practiced flairs at woodward. More news Later…

Originally Posted by crandialer

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I would have never of guessed, but Chris Duncan called to tell us how much he liked the FBM ads lately, alot of people seem stoked on them, and if you missed them, check out the ad archive. Warner Bros. was not stoked. Warn a brother next time you are gonna give out a cease and desist. Dave King did what we expected in Mexico, caused a ruckus. Pickpockets,transvestite hookers, and even a brick through their hotel window were all on the rap sheet. Border trouble. In other news, FBM affiliatte Aaron Ross is headed to Alberts Turkey NM, with the Austin Ratty Shitty crew, to film for an upcoming FBM video, that will no doubt be late, but out this year. Cameron Wood in Utah has also been filming, fo get some riding to go along with the footage Gilly got in New Orleans of Dave King wrestling Fuzzy and partying on Bourbon St. with Street performers and random weirdos. TGIF! Holla. I almost forgot, Congratulations to Ken the welder at FBM, who became a father for the second time with his girlfriend Stef, to a baby boy named Deklin, which I probably spelled wrong, but you get the point. He’s at home trying to catch up on some sleep right now, and he’s probably going to need it.

Originally Posted by crandialed

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John Povah, and the Canadian Firecracker John Heaton Met Up with Gilly and I at Xdreams yesterday. Tony Hamlin showed up as well, minus the twins. Tony had been out with a shoulder injury and it was his second time on his bike. He Aped it hard none the less. It was also his first time meeting Gilly, who he sis not realize was such a large human being. Gilly towered over Tony, and asked “where are these God Damned Twins I’ve been hearing about?” Tony then told us his dad is the same age as Kelly Baker, has 7 kids, used to ride BMX, and his favorite band is Overkill. Hello from the gutter. Stew loves that song. We then went to the King And I and Povah bought us Thai food. The only thing better than coconut curry, is when its free, thank Etnies and Povah for that one. DIALED. Business Dinners have thier perks. Buy Povah’s Coalition stem, or I’ll put one in a sock, and beat a baby dolphin with it. Save the Dolphins. I’m kidding. Ratty Bike fest is coming up, Look for Tony Cardona, and maybe even Shawn Arata repping the FBM out in Milwaukee. Holla.

Originally Posted by Crandialer

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International man of mystery, Leif Valin, recently had some artwork commissioned by Urban Outfitters which they have used on some new girls t-shirts. Go check it out and buy the lady in your life a nice new t-shirt. Or if you are into girls clothing, get them for yourself.

Originally Posted by chris

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Yesterday we were lucky enough to have 50 degree weather, tonight, the weather alert says “use common sense, don’t go outside it’s too friggin’ cold”. Its like negative 300 with the wind chill.
Dave King doesn’t care though, he is in Mexico tonight, drinking water, tequila, and cerveza. Gilly and him are off to Vegas on Monday for another major broadcast network gig, this time they have to “practice” building a dirt course for some shit. Ian Morris is said to out in Cali, avoiding Chainmale, we are not sure on the Status of the pool tournament. In other news, there is no other news, its too cold.

Originally Posted by crandialer

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It’s Monday, and its above the feezing point in NY, so thats cool. Metro Jam was a blast this weekend, Josh Harrington won, Morgan Wade did Flair whips, Osato tried a whip to rail, and a 360 whip bunnyhop drop in. all kinds of crazy shit went down, including some wild night life. Catfish and his band of merry dipshits were in full effect, and at one point we ended up at a bar in downtown Toronto, whose policy was simply “no BMXers” . Big props to the 10 pack crew and Jay Miron for a great weekend, Dunny was not at the Metro JAm, due to contract negotiations with a toy company for a new “Dunny Doll”. Apparently there is a new craze sweeping the nation. In other news, Mike Tag is in the NorthWest somewhere with Leland, Leif Valin is illustrating some obscurely funnny graphics, and Shawn Arata is MIA. In Unrelated FBM news, Motorhead is playing in town this weekend. More News later….

Originally Posted by Crandialer

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After a succesful border crossing, A couple of us cruised into Toronto for the Metro Jam, and plenty of good riding went down in Am. Tomorrow is Pro, and Shit will be off the hook for sure. Mel Cody was spotted rolling ECD style with the GZA and the RZA, it was amazing. Lil Scrappy is doing a show tonight so we are going to get some Crunk in our system. Stew Johnson is in a small hand cast, filming with an injury for Props. Apparently the same dog that ate my phone charger got buck wild with Merle the Squirrel, and then Merle got Buck wild on Stew’s finger, thinking it was dinner. Holla!

Originally Posted by cranada dr

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Kelly Baker sent over a pic he shot of Rick Thorne at the FMX championships in Paraguay, where they both hung out over the weekend. Kelly was stoked when he got back to snowy NY, and saw the HOTT new FBM Hats and Belts. They are available now at your favorite shops. Notice hot was spelled with 2 t’s. The laser etching on the belt buckles looks cool, and the canvas belt can be a useful defense if you are ever screwing around with Greg Walsh, and he tries to put you in a submission hold. Povah should be stoked, on his Coalition stems being available now, Last Call sells them and they look cool. Povah is an ape. Speaking of Apes, Jim Bagg’s real name is Allan. Huh. Allan Jim Bagg. Word!

Originally Posted by crandialer

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Ryan “precious” Corrigan, as he is known at the Ritz, in Austin Texas where he bartends, loves to get drunk and make fun of people. Every night that he worked, he would come home, and climb on me while I slept on his couch, and got “maddy”, his dog, to jump on my head and eat my cell phone charger. Wonderful. In other Austin news, Dave King should be returning, minus the presence of house Guest “Tiny” who snores alot. Dave was with Gilly, Elf, Fuzz, and Nasty Nate Wessal, making ramps for a major network extreme home makeover show. They were supposed to build jumps, but the yard was a swamp, and they ended up building a ramp. They also got Intoxicated, and got footage for an upcoming FBM dvd, where Dave King grapples the world famous Tim “fuzzy” Hall. Props to Tom and Tina at Empire bmx mailorder for a successful weekend that included a new video premiere, and a comp at Ramp Ranch. Joel Moody filmed and edited the video, and did a great job. Highlights include a mike tyson punchout section, and a video ender part by Aaron Ross, who is now receiving Flow from FBM. Holla.

Originally Posted by crandialer

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Buck, AKA “I HAVE AN I PASS BITCH” sent over some pics of him and Aratty partying with Lucero in Chicago. We were going to see them in Louisville last night, but the show was cancelled because Ben was hit with pnemonia. Instead of Rocking and rolling, Derek drank 3 forty’s and we rode the Louisville park by ourselves in freezing temperatures. Derek had a flat as well. Still aped it hard like Tiny snores though. The Texas trip is officially over. I am back in the snow. Thanks to all the peeps at the Ratty House, Tom and Tina at Empire, Stew, Billy, and corrigan, and the dog who ate my phone charger, Jud and the Arknasas posse, and everyone else for all the hospitality. It was good fun. More news later homies.

Originally Posted by C-drive

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The limited edition deep red capones are in stock. CLICK HERE to see more photos. If you would like one, have your favorite shop or mailorder call up Last Call and order one for you. The Last Call Red Capone Hotline is 607-729-2803. If Corts were here he would say that they look TUFF with two F’s.

Originally Posted by chris

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The Maniac, aka Derrick Girard, turned 25, and we celebrated by going to abilene Texas, and checking out a thrift store, and a cement park. We also ran over an animal, and made several referances to “tiny”. Dave King is with Gilly and Fuzzy, and they are in close proximity to a slurpee machine that dispenses Alcohol. Tomorrow, we are having Dinner with Neil Diamond, at a “sweet caroliine” music festival in LLano Texas. Ryan Corrigan got us free passes to the event, and did not fart as much as Stew Johnson who ate Taco Bell for the past 7 meals. Mike Tag is in the Carolina region of the United States, buying up all the 1983 Volkswagon Gti’s he can find, and Kelly Baker is in NY aping it hard, listening to Saxon’s “Denim and Leather” track, and making a guest bedroom for Dunny. Dunny is reported to be moving to Newark Valley and getting a job at “spilled the Beans”, a coffee shop/ internet cafe, that specializes in Howard the Duck paraphanalia. peace out.

Originally Posted by C-driver

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Guess which BMX pro is in this pic( he rides for F-it) and win 2 weeks at the Ratty House, cleaning up after him and Dave King. Rain is the top subject today, not much else going on. Phil Wasson is 4 deep in a sixer of pbr’s and Derrick is dressed like he’s in Jamiroqui. Dave and Gilly fly out Tomorrow for some TV show they are working on, and thats it….Holla!

Originally Posted by C-drizzle

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We went to Ramp Ranch, North of Austin today, and rode a bunch. We ran into a rollerblade kid who said he heard of FBM, when he was in San Francisco, and saw one of the guys feeding beer to a seal and hanging over one of the peirs. Dave got psyched and Hi fived him over the box jump, Derek yelled “DIALED” right afterwards. We then went to GATTILAND, a pizza buffet gameland, and watched some kid win a dancing contest, and Ron Metcalf win an Ashley Simpson poster playing Wacky Duck. It was darn tootin good time. Tony Cardona aped it hard as well, and was very happy about eating pizza after a skatepark session. He was over heard saying ” I really Like Pizza…” to Phil Wasson, who replied- “me too.”

Originally Posted by C-diddy!

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Yesterday was a good one, after getting lost we ended up at a spot where Billy Ashby evel Kneiveled a double fence gap, and Derrick Girard dialed in an amazing rail fufanu. It was also in a parking lot where all of Texas’ worst drivers converge for multiple crashes while we try and ride. After some good street sessions, we all went to T1 for a BBQ ramp jam, and tons of people showed up, rode, ate food, drank beer and watched the apeshow go down. Tony Cardona killed it. Huge downside whips that even had Taj talking. Not Bad. Many Heads were chillin, Steve-o, Parrick,Santana, Friemuth, Bob Skurbo, the Rathouse crew, Paul Buchanan. Tons of people, even the Gute. It ruled. Big Thanks to Taj and the T1 guys again. The Dave King deplyment show was even in effect. Pw celebrated the arrrival of his new blue frames, by popping his shoulder out landing flatbottom. Helping someone pop there shoulder back in is almost as fun as driving to Texas to get Bronchitis. Holla!

Originally Posted by C-dizz

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for the most ghetto fabulous bike company in BMX? Well at this time of year – it’s just plain cold! You see there is no heat in the basement here at FBM, until now that is. We just received a few heaters courtesy of the landlord and Spaceship engineer Jim Bagg has begun testing one of the new units. Jim has found that, while they don’t do much to heat a huge machine shop, they do a real nice job of roasting hot dogs. Jim used his Yankee ingenuity, some welding rod, and one of the new heaters to make this handy hot dog rotisserie unit. So while it may be cold, at least we have tasty hot dogs to warm our bellies. It’s times like these that bring to mind the immortal words of Kelly Baker, “I love hot dogs – the good ones!!!”

In actual product news we are busy shipping the limited edition translucent blue PW-Motos.Click Here to see more photos. If you would like to get your hands on one, call up your local shop or mail order and have them give Last Call a shout – 607-729-2803. The new blue PW’s are going fast, and we should have limited edition blood red capones in in a few days also. Check back for pictures of the Capone when we get them.

In FBM road trip news, c_diddy has apparently fallen ill with bronchitis and is wasting away in a ditch somewhere in Mexico. Either that or he’s still in Austin taking antiboitics and nursing himself back to health. Choose whichever version of the story you like best. Keep your eyes peeled for more road trip updates as c_did’s strengh returns to him. Get well soon buddy.

Originally Posted by chris

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Texas weather is good, and some sessions have gone down. Taj has been very hospitable, and let us ride the T1 ramp, Roscoe was in the house, and talked in great depth about his buddy Curtis. Phil Wasson shows up tonight. There are plenty of people in town, escaping winter, so it has been very interesting, and amazingly enough, Dave King isn’t even the shittiest dude here. He is a pretty shitty looking guy though. Everyone in Texas is sick, and taking robitussin too. Timmy Martin already stole my hat, and We all got flat tires yesterday. Party.

Originally Posted by C-did

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After 3 or so days stricken with the black plague, the FBM Texas adventure was on idle, although the boys were still riding the spots around town, and parties were still in effect. Tony Cardona was seen across Americe with his homemade “self containment unit” complete with homemade telescope, and Ramen noodle dispenser. Dave King is seriously a sick man. I don’t know what goes on with that guy. Him and the Maniac in the same town as nutter and the ratty AUSTIN CREW is bad news. A squirrel on a leash, Taj on the T1 ramp, and Bellydancers have even been witnessed so far in the past week. Keep Tuned. PW shows up tomorrow,

Originally Posted by C-deathbed

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We made it to Texas, just in time for me to get deathly sick, and for the Ratty House crew to host the new FBM commercial for Props.
If you are wondering if it got wild, check this picture of Nutter’s hair after the video shoot. Joe Simon helped with the editing, and it makes almost as much sense as the last commercial. Kerry will be stoked I’m sure. I feel like shit, so I’ll get a better update on here in a day or so. Holla.

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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Brian Chapman, fbm flow flatland rider, sent us this lovely photo of his hand after ligament reattachment sugery. Brian is an integral part of the New England flatland scene, both as a rider as well as a photographer and writer. Just before going under the knife he headed south to Athens, Georgia for the Final Exam Jam to ride and take photos. You can check out his photos of the jam HERE, and you can see more of his work as well as lots of good stories and photos at ewirezine.com.

Speaking of flatland, Leif Valin is in town spreading the good word, drinking coffee, developing new products, riding, and making us all laugh with outrageous jokes. Here’s a sample: what do you call a sailor that can only say the letters A, B, and C??? Lost at C! Check back for more orignal Leif Valin humor as he will be in town for the rest of the week, and as always, keep the faith.

Originally Posted by chris

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These are some of the new shirts. If you like them, have your shop call Last Call and raise hell with Jeff and Kerry. Jeff shot me in the ass with a plastic pellet gun today. An FBM filming trip towards Texas starts soon, so keep an eye out for a van full of Apes. I don’t know if many people remeber Al Smashu, but last night Captain Morgan, the cousin of Admiral Nelson, made him walk the plank, and he was eaten by sharks. Happy Birthday to FBM affiliate Scott Towne who apes it hard and is turning 40 soon. Congrats on that, and his pending family man-ness. TGIF beotch! Oh yeah, Stew Johnson called very late last night, with a message that ended like this “… it was amazing, OK, I’m gonna go puke near the street spine now!”

Originally Posted by c-dial

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New shirts are rolling off the presses at FBM, this one, is also available in blue with yellow print, and looks cool as hell. Look for new “Learn the Hard way” shirts very soon as well. The new Head Tube Logo, and Robot shirts are already out. In other news, Gilly spent the past day or so, in Alberts Turkey New Mexico, riding with the locals, and is off for Flagsaff Arizona as we speak. Dave King called earlier to let me know that he turned down a 5 thousand dollar a month Offer from Redline, so he could stick with FBM, as a token of our appreciation, we are coming out with a Limited Edition
Dave King Signature piss bottle, designed for long Road Trips. Kelly Baker is doing the CAD drawings for it as we type the news. He will be Nano-fabricating them at Cornell University. Not much else going on, but as soon as something actually does happen, we’ll let you know….

Originally Posted by C-dizzle

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I promise this new section will not turn into classifieds for freinds of FBM, but today it might seem that way.Justin Holt of Sent Zine, “sent” over this shot of Team Pimpske’s Mike Lee blasting at Staeline park. Check out Taj’s bmx media for justin’s zine and many other’s that give you a closer look at bmx scenes throughout the world. Ron White form central Pa. also wanted you guys to check out extentclothing.com, Ron and his homies ride with us, and listen to Gangstarr at peak levels. Another Ron, aka Shitcalf, also emailed about his Staircase DVD which will be available at Empire and other mailorders. Ron helps Film for FBM, and is a news page celebrity. Ian Morris’ pool playing nemesis was out last night, calling Ian out about the international pool tournament at the Chanticleer. Chain Male who was wearing his customary chain link shirt, told Forgash, ” Oh hey….” and then drank beer out of a pitcher. That’s it from the third most popular site in bmx since myspace…. Holla at me with some more updates.

Originally Posted by Coffee man

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While Fuzzy, and the rest of the Utah weirdos were partying all weekend, Cameron Wood was out trying to destroy his bike and himself. He reports to us with Rave reviews of his PW Moto saying it’s been holding up great, and sent in some pictures of his sprocket after he shattered a pair of cranks. Kick Ass. Tony Hamlin is pictured below pulling the first ever backflip on a bike. The shot is by Jeremy Pavia during this years Ghetto Comp, who also shot an article that is in a new Freedom Magazine out of Germany. In other news, I was told today that it is “colder than a well diggers ass in alaska” outside. Gilly and the crew are in Texas riding the Ramp Ranch, since it’s been raining the whole time they have been there. Luckily Chase broke Abe’s nose, who is travelling the country with Gilly and Chickenwrap. The Kids are wild In TX.
Big Dave and Hallman have been snowboarding alot lately, and are planning a trip with the infamous Dunny Bunny, who has also been shredding the slopes. Dunny had this to say-” I just got back from a week in Denver and
snowboarding/skiing in the Rockies. A good time was
had but would’ve been better if I TOOK MY BIKE! I
thought that Denver was going to be in the 30s.
Stupid Dunny Bunny! The temps were in the low 60’s in
town.” Party on Brian.

Originally Posted by C-deez

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Weekend Madness ensues. Andrew Forgash (FBM affiliate, and pro Snowboarder) Showed up in Ithaca with a large crew of media types and Snowboard Apes, filming and whatnot. He’s big time. You can see Forgash on an FBM in the nw TW Snow, in an Ad mock of the Movie E.T. Lou Bickle also showed up, for about 4 hours, and in rare form even for him. He bit people, took his clothes off, man handled E-dog, raised hell, and then drove off into the night. He called the next morning and asked if he did crack. Kelly Baker was at the warehouse this week, inspecting frame, and taking care of general quality control, and making sure Jeff Collins cuts transitions properly on the new ramps being built at East Coast Terminal. Fisher crashed his brand new car, while driving home from buying a dog. It’s a pomeranian dude, it has papers. In other weekend events, Fuzzy, Berringer, and Elf decided it would be fun to call me at 6am, and babble into the phone. I have no idea what they were saying, except that Matt has the cover of the new Ride, and Fuzzy learned Nac Nac’s finally. Who Knows….

Originally Posted by C-did

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It’s Friday, and at FBM it means we go and eat chinese food at a place called Foliage. They make our bellies full with tofu and vegetables. Its great. E-dog and Harrington got snaked by some old ladies there today though. Anyhow, the Last Call Crew is back From Mega Tour, and I posted a couple pics, from the trip.Harrington brought Mike Laird’s goatee back from the trip with him as a souvenier. Not much to report, aside from a pot of coffee just getting brewed, and Curtis biting 2 people in the last 2 days. That dog is crazy, and he came very close to being kicked out of Kennedy’s fried chicken for a week, for stealing a pack of Newports, and some Mac and Cheese. Where is little Billy from Louisville? anyone know? holla at us. In team news, Ron “the Michigan Mauler” Kimler is preparing for parenthood, as his wife Marcia is 8 months pregnant. Good Luck and congratulations to those two lunatics. Ron says he has been busy and what not, but still aping it hard at woodward west. Mike Tag is in Kentucky at an Easyriders convention, with Leland, and Fisher bought me breakfast today at Hal’s Deli, it was awesome. Fisher rules, Kelly Baker started riding flatland with Tunney and Leif, and has already pulled the elusive stubbleduck, switchstance. He also got an equilibrium, not the KHE one though.
Gilly is in Austin, and it’s raining there, but the Texas Death Rattle will probably be in effect tonight, keeping Dave King and Chickewrap in full swing. Party till the car don’t Start…

Originally Posted by C-did

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The 2 previous updates, were done by none other than FBM’s favorite travelling wilbury, Ryan Corrigan, drunk, and with no regard for spelling, puncuation or grammar, RC got E-dog psyched this time. The april issue of Ride came out, with this Shanton Wilson ad, check the ad archive for a full size pic of it. I think it’s hilarious. There is also an awesome write up in the issue about Posh, and an amazing Berringer Interview. I got a message today as well, referring to me in the same sentance as cotton candy, fuzzy socks and a jigsaw. Interesting. Ratty Shitty Adam, you almost got me in trouble mang. Holla Back.

Originally Posted by C-didn’t do the last update

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In the midst of random and bizarre updates, sometimes I forget to mention how kick ass FBM bikes are. The reason is because Kick Ass Welders are making them. Here are some pics of Big Dave, and Crazy Ass Ken the Welder working on some frames. It’s tough sometimes back there, and they work real hard, but quality craftsmanship is the result. This weeks machine shop quote -“Good Bikes Ain’t Cheap, and Cheap Bikes Ain’t Good!”
In other news, the Red Bull Comp is slated to go down in Monterey Mexico on Feb. 26th, with $30,000 pesos up for grabs, (I think thats how much). FBM riders will probably be in attendance drinking the water. Holla mi amigo!

Originally Posted by CRANDALL

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dave king of fbnm crash status has started his own clothing company called HOT UPPER LIP. shirtis are 8 whole dollars to buy. email deadlast_11@hotmail.com for details on hot ass shirts.

Originally Posted by c-didy

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dave and corrigan had a bike barspin challenge. ratty shitty devdog was all over the course shreadin barspins like it was no ones business. chase hawk was in attendance but he was too ratty to get annnnnny thing done, so he just said aahuggghahaharobo!!! next up as the 540 t-tap challenge. i dont even think anyone even came close to winning this one espesally cran-dad. he kinda sucked (aka really sucked). then ron tried to be really inoncent,(where is my i pod) claiming that it didnt really matter, so its alright. everyone is worried right now about who is goanna sign this update, but it will all work out in the end(those pussies). adams worried about not being old enough and every one is tring to steal his girl. hot upper lip shirts have been selling like crazy, but buy more they are on sale at fbmbmx.com buy!!

Originally Posted by dave and corrigan

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The MEGA tour in Florida ends tonight, at the Skatepark Of Tampa.
I guess Jeff Harrington has not pulled a bike flip yet, as reported by Kerry, and he will probably end up changing crank arm size when he gets home as a result. Tony Cardona DiD knock himself out last night though, and either Dorito or Leif Valin pulled a double tailwhip air on a mini, I’m not sure which one though. Ron Metcalf, who has been desribed as bizarre in his appearances on the FBM news, has ben officially banned from Gatti’s pizza buffet, for trying to sneak pizza out in his pockets. Ron who was onced Dubbed the Timmy Martin protoge, is still not quite as shitty as Timmy though. Ryan Corrigan is headed to Hawaii in a week or so, for a surfing trip with Joe Rich, although he does not know how to surf. He’ll be testing the effectiveness of the most recent Outsider sticker packs, and also filming (we hope). Oliver Leonard can ride a bike real well. We got a tape from him yesterday for an upcoming FBM video, Arata was also on the tape, he is an Ape. Fisher news, none to report, other than that he left a bag full of expensive clothes at Tag’s house. Shanton is still injured, and Kelly Baker once fed beer to a seal off the peir in San Francicsco. Holla back.

Originally Posted by c-deploy

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Its an awesome party at FBM today, Monday Jan.24th. This Bike is a Pipe Bomb is on the iTunes, and Duece even called . We have a decent amount of beanies in stock, although its late in the season, its still cold, so peep them on the online store, or at your local dealer. Shanton Wilson shown here at the Ghetto Comp is still recovering from a broken leg, which is taking it’s sweet ass time to heal, told us that when he gets better, he is going ride until 4th grade learns to spell, or until he collapses, whichever comes first. Gilly Just left for a Trans American road trip with Chickenwrap, and Abe, so if you see those dudes in your hood, give ’em a hi-5. Chicken is seriously bonkers.

Originally Posted by C-did

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I saw the snow monster from Ken the welder’s Imagination last night, during the storm, and he demanded menthol cigarettes. We were given about a foot of snow, and very cold temperatures, he was psyched.In unrelated news about the weather, if anyone knows NDN Paul from Wisconsin, have him give us an email… BMX Bandito represent. We also received a phone call from the INFAMOUS Reggie Styles late last night from a strip club in Ft. Wayne Indiana, with Matt Hanes, and Jody “the flagpole” Donnely hollering “Falls City” in the background. TREAT! Jody Donnely is an advocate of the Experiment.

Originally Posted by C-did

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Dig magazine, an amazing publication from Ireland, is running this subscription deal. so check it out. Dig has been a long supporter of FBM, and you guys should really check the mag out. They need the support so they can kep putting out the mag, because shit ain’t cheap, making a magazine and all. In other news, I (steve Crandall) have a new batch of pictures and art posted on my rider page that you can check out. Its also seriously God Damned cold in NY, and snowing like a bastard. Email us some warm sunny weather ASAP. I had my oven turned on with the door open to keep warm earlier….

Originally Posted by the DID

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Remember the contest we had is september? The one with all those shitty ramps? Well Paul Horan, who won best trick by launching off a Penske truck onto a handrail, rides for Relapse Clothing, out of Philly. They have a cool shirt with a guy with a saw for a head. Anyhow, Ghetto Steve told me he’d make go to church if I didn’t tell you guys about the website, Relapseclothing.com , I stole this pic of Paul off their site, but it’s ok, because they stole t off ours first. Its still cold.

Originally Posted by Crancran

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We gave the site a new look, so unless you are retarded or have a shitty computer, you should be able to enjoy some different visuals. Last week we posted a pic of Ron Shitcalf eating Dave Kings foot, now Ratty Shitty Adam, from Empire is eating Dave’s Ear. Cannibals. Apparently they filmed an FBM commercial last night, and Chase Hawk fell into his own piss. Good Job Kid, He’s secured himself a co sponsorship with FBM, for being Shitty. All he gets from FBM, is made fun of on the site. We love you Chase. In other news, Big Dave has some pics from the Swiss Alps, and wanted to let everyone know, that neither the bar or himself were injured in his Swiss Army Barfight, while he defended the honor of Curtis from a Knife weilding Frenchman. Shanton Wilson, and Tony Cardona have rider pages posted, those guys are APES. Shanton, whose agent is the Infamous Catfizzle, has been reportedley walking around in a soft cast, and getting hosed with Quinn, at a bar in Comlumbus with a mechanical bull. Last thing I want to hear is Shanton out for 2 more months because he fell over drunk. More News later. Last Call Crew is sweating In Gainesville, hopefully nowhere near the 2-hip team, who is also on Mega tour, with Hack Legend “gonz” who now wears lipstick while riding in sweat pants. Great.

Originally Posted by Doctor Crandallstien

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This is a pic of the new FBM shirt we got in, in Brown and Black t-shirts. I have been on the phone talking to shops this week, which Jeff and Kerry usually do, and its good to actually talk to some of the people selling FBM shit. Phu at Epic was especially a treat to speak with. I want to send a shout out to all the shops I have spoken with this week, for having the patience to deal with such a screwball. Holla. In other news, it;s still cold, ECT is building few new ramps upstairs as we speak, including a big old bowl corner, and the UPS man suggested we make snow bikes, I thought he was nuts, and then Dave Davenport says the same thing…. All that and a pack of Newports.

Originally Posted by crancran

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Chris Reezenblaster is pissed he Aint got a bike as red as C-did’s. Lucky for him though he went snowboarding and the lift broke with him stranded 30 feet in the air in minus 10 degree weather. Apparenly some one tried getting on the lift with a pair of El Guapo pegs and it totally shit the bed. Oh well. Cran Cran and Derek “nuechman” Girard celebrated the cold streak by making rope swings, lighting fires and pounding beer. Enough beer to Launch a Cell phone right into the toilet, totally destroying it. Big Dave is back from Switzerland, he told us about the gondolas over there, and how big a beer you can get for breakfast. He also got in a bar fight with a man who pulled out a swiss army knife on Curtis. Don’t Mess with Curtis, Do you hear me Bonnie? Dave King has informed us of injuries sustained from a bad weggie, via Josh Stricker, and Matt trevial. Dave will be sidelined for a day or two, while tending to an all-U-can eat buffet somewhere. Yeah.

Originally Posted by C-dialer

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FBM NEWs UPDATE- Its SO cold up here. Minus 5. I actually saw a penguin frozen to death today. Fishty cent, Derek Girard, Nasty Nate, and CRan CRan avoid the cold in this photo by getting Dialed. Last Call MEGA tour update, Flat Tire on the Van, and Harrington is pissed that Leif Valin, and Kerry are still Heckling him. Since the sales staff is in Warm Florida, promising to pull Bike Flips, we are freezing our asses off up here, so dealers, give E-dog and Myself a call and order some shit, so we can keep warm, by shipping out orders. In team news, Kelly Baker, had court today for DWI on FRIGGIN BIKE. His charges were reduced to reckless driving, ON A FRIGGIN BIKE. and a charge related to setting off fireworks. The state of Ohio actually took his lisence away for having a couple off beers and being on his bike at the Chenga Comp. On a more positive note though, he says his back is feeling better, and he’s been cleaning up with C-lo at the Collins’ Ranch in Berkshire. He hopes to win enough money for Stuffed Biggie Smalls dolls and Gold Fronts for All 3 of his Kids. In product news, we are working on prototyping an Extra Terrestrial carrier that mounts on the handllebars, and a 3 foot tall Catfish Pez Dispenser with Hydraulics. Dialed.

Originally Posted by C-dialed

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Phil Wasson is an Ape, order a PW Moto frame today, or kick yourself in the Balls. Here he is blasting a serious Turndown in Trinidad Colorado (transexual surgery capital of the world). Kerry Sayre reported in today from their journey to Florida, for the MEGA tour. The guys are at Nicotine, a shop in Jacksonville Fl. and riding with the guys that work there. Kerry says the shop is pretty cool. Holla. I guess Leif and Dorito already have Harrington going by Calling him Mike Laird, due to the enormity of His Goatee. HA! In other news, Its Tony Cardona’s Birthday today, best wishes kid. Shanton Wilson is still laid up, and going stir crazy, drinking Red Bull, and internetting for 38 hours straight. Today is also the National Holiday to celebrate the Birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Double Holla. Not much else in NY, the weather is perpetually shitty, Jim Bagg is nuts, Ken Shaved off his filthy beard, and John Corts is eating pizza. Official FBM non-official affiliate, Ron Metcalf doesn’t like the knick name “shitcalf”, but Dave King does like a good buffet. If you are in Texas, go to Gatti’s and tell those 2 we said hello. Ratcalf….

Originally Posted by C-dud

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I tell you what, My Dad bought me a pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee the other day, so shit is going to be off the charts this week.
While in Nc, visiting family and riding, we ran into Leigh Ramsdell, who will be hosting the Props MEGA tour 4, in Florida. Jeff and Kerry left for the tour, with Tony Cardona, Jordan Stewart, Dorito, Leif Valin and some others, So E-dog and I are doing Sales for the next 2 weeks, holla at us and order a ton of shit. We have some new shirts in, and bikes, and all kinds of shit. I’ll sell Jeff’s desk if I have to. Jeff put together a brand spanking new PW Moto for the trip and it looks hoTT! He told me he was going to pull a bike flip on the trip. Seriously. In other news, Kids have been spotted around the warehouse in green tights, and Sweet Baby Chase actually called pretending to be Dave King, If anyone has ever talked to Chase, his voice sounds like a 12 year old girls. Dave is a certified neanderthal. Big Dave gets back from his trip to the Swiss Alps this week, where he guzzled hot cocoa and went snowboarding with Paris Hilton. Expect some good stories and some new shit in the works after he gets back to Bigglestown. Word to Booty folks….

Originally Posted by C-did!

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Dave King and Queen, and thier baby, Prince Chase Hawk, sent some more action shots from the Texas Honeymoon. Sweet Baby Chase got so kooked on Mike’s Hard Lemonade with Dunny, that he fell asleep yelling Robbo’s name. Poor kid, he was just recovering from a night of Jello shots with Bob Skurbo, and celebrating his Signature SlackJaw from 2 hippies, and he fell asleep. In other news, The Maniac bought soap, clothes and a shower curtain today, and Gilly farted. Tennage Mutant Tony Cardona is partying with the Big K, and John Corts right now, we’ll get some pics of him up on the site soon, keep posted.

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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Dirty Ratty Broken throat Devon, is asleep right now, but his partner in crime, Ratty Shitty Adam, sent over these pics. Dave King and his “I heart Ron” Tattoo, are pictured here, You would Love Ron too, If he ate your foot. I guess the Buffet at Gatti’s Pizza isn’t enough for Ron Shitcalf anymore. Dave’s new girlfriend “hot upper lip” will be featured in a new Props commercial, so keep an eye on that as well. Chase Hawk, who is hoping to drink his way on to the unofficial FBM dipshit squad, Was practicing his slack jaw techniques, in hopes that Lou Bickle wouldn’t recognize him at the next comp, and has a signature hangover coming out this spring with Fit bikes. In other news, Kelly Baker is starting to heal up from another back injury, and word is coming in on the telegraph of a possible engagement between Shawn Arata and his girl. We’ll keep you posted on that. Congrats Shawn. Tune in in a day or so, so see more Dave King Tattoos and Texas dabauchery.

Originally Posted by C-devon

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Reports from the rat-fest in Texas, have Devon and Ratty Adam providing the party , and Ron Shitcalf on the designated list after a belly flop to broken wrist trying to ride off of Dave King’s beer gut.
Dave Called to fill us in on the Nightly Light Blue Van parties, and to talk about Snafu Backpacks. Corrigan is on the wagon for the Time Being, But Derek, “the Groper” Girard, is doubling up on his binge lifestyle to make up for it. He is a mess, someone send this kid a lifeline. It is Snowing Like Bastard In New York as I type this, and twice today I have already stepped in at least 6 inches of slush. Wonderful. Kelly Baker went sledding with his kids today, which sounded more fun than stepping in slush, and Big Dave woke up on his couch this morning next to what was apparently the remains of a snowman he brought home from the bar, melted all over the place. Nothing but a scarf, a hat, some coal, a carrot and a big puddle. Wierd.

Originally Posted by C-did

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The days of riding in shorts on a T-shirt may not be upon us today, but Here Crancran enjoys some better weather on RF13, out in boulder. In team news, Arata is in Illinois doing drywall, and sanding until he turns ghost white, and Phil Wasson is in Kansas working some 9-5. Both are holding on for Better weather, while Shanton Wilson, is waiting for his leg to heal up, which isn’t going as quick as we had all hoped. Kelly Baker is still bothered by his disc problems, and checking out Jerry Bagley’s bike on Ebay. Mike Tag is wearing sweater somewhere, while Dave King journeyed down to Austin to hang with Corrigan, Ron Shitcalf and the Empire Party Brigade. Fisher is somewhere gambling and listening to Biggie, and as Far as I Know Kimler is in Cali, holding down the Woodward West. Emery is plum Fucking Nuts. Tony Hamlin and Tony Cardona are sharing first names and mistreating twins, And if that aint a pile of useless news, than I don’t know what is. It’s cold, and I don’t like it.

Originally Posted by c-did

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Below is a photo of the Infamous Snake, Big Dave, and Ken the welder. While Dave is showing off his Bling, and Snake is off in LaLa Land, Ken is seemingly totally Zombified. Although He may seem Vacant at times, The above Photo, is actually what was going through his head, and he was completely shocked at what he was seeing. Poor guy was having visions of a monster and Derek Girard’s head on the sidewalk.

Originally Posted by C-diddd

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Adding to the list of industry types with K-9s, Lord clothing just enlisted the infamous Snoop Dog to their roster. In an attempt to legitmize the dog Status of Snoop, Lord has teamed up with FBM, to give away free stuff (clothing) later this month, keep posted for details. Andy, 1 half of the Lord twins, has been calling every day with Snoop updates, and questions about other Industry dogs, Curtis, Roscoe, Simone, and Bonnie. His overseas phone bill was so high, he couldn’t even Afford tickets to see Queensryche open up for King’s X in Liverpool with Foxy. Hot Damn!

Originally Posted by C-dog

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Leif Valin is a pro bike rider, with a signature Flatland frame with FBM, and often times I neglect to post any news about him. Well hears the deal, at least once a week, Leif send us artwork, with a unique twist, and usually from a perspective that is totally out there.
Leif is also on a media blitz right now, and has a hang 5 how to in the new Ride, following an awesome interview deal in Dig, and a Bio in the last Props. Holla. Leif can also be spotted riding and filming with Kevin Jones when the weather is good, and drinking coffee very fast.

Originally Posted by C-didnot

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When Jimmy Chow is in the house, shit gets wild, especially if Snake and Kerry Sayre are doing shots and the Fox Girls Freestyle team shows up. White suits, and fake rolex’s were in effect, and Curtis bit a woman in the face. It was sunny this morning, we’ll take that as a good sign that this year will be alright, happy new years people….

Originally Posted by C-dizzy

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Its the last day of 2004, i’m wearing a white suit, my shoes are green and yellow, and things are good. FBM wishes everyone a happy New year, and Phil probably wishes he was blasting that hip in some warm weather again right now. Till next year…..

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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Scott Towne is great, sometimes he sends us shoes, sometimes he sends us Cd’s with Born Against songs, and sometimes he sends pictures of his bike, sitting in a foot of snow. That is how stoked he is on his FBM. Yeah Scott. Fellow midwest Shoe mogul, Brian Osbourne also sent us an email letting us know that Tony Cardona is now being Flowed shoes from Duffs. Holla. New shoes are good for the feet. In other news, I am getting sick of driving around in shitty weather. My eyes get dried out from having the defroster on, and god forbid I dont check how much winshield washer I have….Cameron Wood, who was Flowed a PW Moto frame a few months back, sent in some footy the other day, he was hurt on Road Fools 13, but seeing this tape of him, Elf and berringer, almost made me shit. That kid can SHRED! Not much else going on, take it light ya’ll.

Originally Posted by C-dontlikefuckinwinter…

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It is 12 degrees outside, -3 with the wind chill. For those of you not familiar with that, Its is seriously cold out. Luckily, I showed up today to the arrivals of both the S&M, and T1 videos, both of which are awesome. The T1 video particularly stands out for me, as having the most depth of any video I have seen in a while. You can actually purchase that vid through Last Call as well. so Holla. In other news, I got some Dunkin Donuts gift certificates for Christmas, and treated myself to a nice cup of coffee today. The contest at the Flow is going on as we speak, and FBM rookies Shanton Wilson, Tony Cardona, and Tony Hamlin are all representing….Shanton called last night to fill me in on his progress with the dice. Good work Kid.

Originally Posted by C-did

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Any night that ends up with Big Dave naked in the street yelling “I make your Bikes….” is a good one. Plenty of party people came out last night, rolled dice, danced, boozed, ate food, and celebrated with the FBM crew. It was good fun. Check Catfizzle next time he does an update for more pics from the evening. Fisher was in the house, as well as Ratty Santa, and Run DMC’s “christmas time in Hollis, Queens, was at peak levels. Holla days……

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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Catfish, Shanton Wilson and Magilla all came to town today for a photo shoot with bad Santa, Superman, and big pink bunny, all of which were on crack. Tonight is the Christmas Party, and Big Dave’s B-day, Happy Birthday Dave. Kelly Baker is in the hospital, after an accident that caused him to collapse. Kelly has had 2 surgeries on his back due to ruptured discs, and the disc was giving him serious pain again, and he could not walk. The worst part of it, is that the accident was a cough. Go Figure, the guy Apes it for his whole life, and in a matter of a couple weeks, gets a DWI on his bicycle, and blows his back out coughing. Get well soon Buddy. Fisher has a $1000 watch, and expensive clothes. Holla>

Originally Posted by c-diz

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Wanna have some fun tomorrow? Well its Big Dave’s Birthday, and curtis organized a party at the Belmar for him, which is also serving as the official FBM Christmas party. Food, spirits, and plenty of holiday cheer, bitches. Santa Snake will be there, you can sit on his lap, and ask for a bag of crack for Christmas, there might even be a guest appearance from Superman himself. 10pm is the party, and some of the FBM team will probably be riding at ECT prior to that. Someone said the staff from Kennedy’s Fried Chicken will be in attendance, so holla at us, and lemme get a pack of Newports…..

Originally Posted by Crancran

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Every once in a while I get a late night drunken phone call from Ryan Corrigan, yelling “hey boss….” into the phone, and letting me know what outrageous shit he’s up to. Last night he was in a Limo with Tommy from the Ritz and Joe Rich, wearing a pair of Black Sabbath sweatpants, and a Stryper t-shirt. I love that guy. Snake Santa’s trusty sidekick, Ace, AKA Hansen (age 19), got married yesterday, so congrats goes out to him and his new Family. Hansen’s wife is about 30 years older than him, and a very interesting person. We wish them both the best of luck. Rumors of Tag and Bugsy wearing suits at the wedding…. If you were lucky enough to know it was on TV, Fuel channel aired a 30 minute segment on saturday about the Ghetto Comp, I’ll keep you posted for more airtimes. John Corts wanted the world to know that Ratt is a fad as well…. Holla!

Originally Posted by C-diditgetcolder?

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Negative Mike comes through once again with photos of some serious Ape work going down. Thanks Mike. These pics are of Tony Cardona, FBM’s new recruit, who we mentioned last week, keep an eye out for this guy. Tony will also be on the next Mega Tour, with Last Call, with Kerry Sayre, Jeff Harrington, Sean Emery, and Dunny. Holla. In other news, Shanton Wilson is recovering from his broken leg and already rollerblading around Ohio, and training with his manager, Catfish. An excellent freestyle rapper, with a penchent for wearing sweaters, and shaving company logo’s in his dog’s fur, Catfish has big plans to propel Shanton into super stardom. FBM Christmas Party, next week at the Belmar, Dec.22 ,it’s Big Dave’s Birthday as well, so show up and wish him the best and have a drink with FBM legend-Jim Bagg, who will no doubt be in full effect.

Originally Posted by C-MuthafuckinDID

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Ever wonder why people from Ohio are so strange? Well I have, and Kerry Sayre is an Ohio native with plenty of Ohio pride, Call him up and ask why so many dudes in Ohio shred, about bikes, or what his latest sketchy tattoo is about. If anyone has any suggestions for new FBM products for our spring line,send us an email. In unrelated news Curtis, the official FBM mascott, is in training for an upcoming bmx company dog fight. He is vicious.
Not much else, the weather is cold, and the lat night action at Kennedy’s is hot. Holla back….

Originally Posted by C-didn’t

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I went on a mini road trip to Xdreams, with FBM’s official Steve Crandall translator, Nasty Nate, and his sidekick “the tick”. We ran into the official Tony Hamlin, who had this to say-“man, I’m trying to stop wearing girls pants, and I even got rid of the mandatory bmx shaggy hair…” He rode well of course, both there and at the Foreword ramps, which we also hit up. I did a curved wallride on a purple bike. Holla. We saw a copy of the new Kink video there, and noticed a subliminal in the intro that read “muthafuck FBM”. Thanks guys. Call up Reez and let him know that Antonio’s shit in they cheese……

Originally Posted by c-did

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Wondering what’s going on with Derrick “the Maniac” Girard lately? Expect a full update later this week, until then try telling me what’s wrong with this picture….Gift certificates are available on the FBM webstore, so tell someone with a shitload of money to buy some. In other news, Fisher has a bunch of expensive stuff, and works a whole lot. He is currently practicing shopping with his girlfriend so he has a standing chance on “The Price is Right” if he ever makes it out of Ithaca, and out to San Diego. Linn get ahold of this kid, he’s out of control. If anyone know’s Joe from Buffalo, have him give a holla. That’s it. Peace.

Originally Posted by C-did

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Sometime, a while back, Ryan Corrigan gave the lead singer from Avail a few FBM shirts, and now look, the guy is wearing one in the new issue of Revolver magazine. Rock and Roll bitches…. I told Ryan, and he said, ” he was supposed to give me something for those shirts, and he never did, that bastard….” If you are not familiar with Avail, they rock. Go learn about them.

Originally Posted by C-did

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When not cooped up in his home in the Philly ghetto, or kicking out cab windows, John Paul can actually shoot some nice photos. He sent this one over, of Fabulous Phill Wasson. Thanks JP. The Chenga story is posted, in the stories section, Midewestbmx.net has a video on thier site, and you can also check out flatstatebmx.4t.com for pics from last weekend. In other news Curtis is almost always happy, Shanton wilson is hemmed up in Ohio, recovering from his leg injury, and clocking in some hours on Grand Theft Auto, and Kerry Sayre hates the FBM commercial in the new props. Scott Towne is a serious ape.

Originally Posted by C-dizzle

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I stole this pic from Catpisscatpiss.com, it’s Shanton Wilson, doing some serious ape work at the Chenga comp this past weekend. We will post a full story in a day or 2, but i’ll give you a brief rundown, Tony Cardona and Shanton Wilson signed on For official Ape status at FBM, and then Shanton broke his leg 5 minutes later. In other hard luck FBM news, We had to bail out another rider, Cops pulled shot guns and cuffed a seperate FBM rider, and 2 more were stranded in Ohio, due to a faulty waterpump on Mister B’s rig. Lots more to read about, so hold on a day or 2, to learn more about the Crandall trampoline, mousetraps, Lou Bickle, Puk-e Mon, fireworks, a DWI on a bike, and Little Billy from Indiana…Holla.

Originally Posted by C-did

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If you are not at Chenga this weekend for the Lat Call comp, you had better be broken down on the side of the road, because that’s the only good excuse. Bring some dice, and a bag of laughs, because it is sure to be a good time. Curtis will be signing autographs at the FBM table, with Lou Bickle and Big Dave Fourthousandonehundredthirty. In other news about the comp, FBM riders in attendance include the Infamous and very good looking Steve Crandall, Kelly Baker, Gilly, Chris Hallman, Tony Hamlin, Mike Tag, Shawn Arata, Dave Kingaintshit, and more. Word up.

Originally Posted by C-lo

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Todd from Albe’s informed us that he won’t be able to make it to the Chenga Comp this weekend, because he has to take care of his new dog “Lola” and watch ” The Forbidden Zone” starring Herve Villachez and Oingo boingo. He’s probably better off, since Kelly Baker has been talking about letting a 12 foot long python loose during the contest. The comp should be off the meat hooks, with Robbie Morales and the Fit team showing up and holding a sidebar contest- “The Fit Bike Co. first annual Tight Pants Contest”
whoever’s pants Fit the tightest wins a brand new Fit lowrider truck autographed by Chad Kakey. Chase Hawk is expected to take the gold. Leif Valin is confusing…..

Originally Posted by c-dog

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Clint Reynolds of Credence found a mongoose on the side of the road, and sent over this pic of Derek G. dialing it in under the watchful eye of Brian Yeagle. Those guys are seious apes.

Originally Posted by C-dial

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After Serious editing for weeks, Stew Johnson celebrated finishing Props Issue 54, by Flying FBM executive E-Dog, and Rayray to Austin Texas for Death Rattlers, and an all U-can eat at Jimmy Buffet’s Dinner Palace on Guadalupe. In that issue, Leif Valin has an interesting Bio, and there is an Australia trip with Dave King, and Gilly by Dolecki. In other news, there is a bike check posted for Phil Wasson, and Christpher Wallace, as well as an Interview with Magilla. Holla. Chenga Comp Countdown, where my cameras are at?

Originally Posted by C-did

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A few days since a news update, and I ‘ll tell you why. After the comp at Stateline, I decided to drive to Florida, and essentially turn right back around and drive back to NY. Bad weather and bad traffic, I actually drove myself INSANE. Not the smartest idea I have had in a while. Anyhow, look for Ron Metcalf in an upcoming FBM ad in Props, he was the one in the orange dress, getting pissed at being reffered to as Timmy Martin. In other news, Kerry Sayre and Jeff Harrington are busy preparing for the Chenga comp next weekend, and rumor has it that Team Pimpske AND a van full of apes from Empire in Texas are showing up to wreak havoc. Look for a C-Lo challenge, and Lou Bickle to be in full effect. Catfish and Russel Jones will be sharing the anouncing duties, while Curtis is in charge of Security.

Originally Posted by c-driver

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Catfish was officially wearing a shirt with Biggie Smalls on it at the Comp today, which was won by Tenessee’s very own Will Love, who by the way is a serious fu*!#ng Ape. Colin Winkleman showed up 30 minutes afterwards due to sever injuries recieved crashing over a van that broke not only all of his bones, but Evel Kneviel bones as well. Cory and Drew from Stateline kick ass, and much thanks to Cory for the HUGE box of fireworks he hooked up. Thanks man, the comp was fun. I won playing C-lo, and its Allan Cookes b-day, Holla….

Originally Posted by c-unit

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It’s friday November 19th, exactly one week past Kelly Baker’s birthday, which we all forgot about. Happy belated birthday to Kelly who is now 38, and still going shit nuts on a bike. A few weeks ago he jumped 45 feet off of a launch ramp after being towed at said launch ramp by a car driven by none other than Ghetto Street security guard Jeff Collins. Congratulations Kelly.

In other news, C_dizzle is driving south in the drizzle headed for the contest this weekend at Stateline Skatepark on the border of North and South Carolina. Go heckle the dizzle if you can. There is also a contest this weekend at the Hacketstown skatepark in Hacketstown, New Jersey. Both comps are sponsored by FBM, so if you enter and ape it sufficiently hard, you can win some nice FBM goodies.

In shop news, Curtis’ favorite “tug of war” Terrible One t-shirt is beginning to look a little rough around the edges. If anyone has any toys for Curtis, you can send them to FBM. Otherwise we may have to steal more of C_did’s clothing for him to chew up.

There’s a few new Interviews and bike checks posted on the team page, so check it dawg.

Originally Posted by dude

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Unlikely friday night party, SCG shoes steve, C-did, Catfish, Rob Darden, Allan Cooke, Matt Miller, Josh Harrington, and more. Steve Cuesta was at the store, spending steet rider Tony’s money on PBR. Stateline Skatepark tomorrow, we out…

Originally Posted by c-unit

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I received an email from a Chenga local nown as “pants” today with a picture of him attached. In it, it said “billy Idol is gay”, “John Corts is a bitch” and “curtis aint shit”. I have no idea what it meant.
Look on Phil Wasson’s page for his interview which was just posted. Phil is a serious Ape. In other news, there is no other news.
word up.

Originally Posted by c-damn

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Look for Tony Hamlin’s foul mouthed interview posted today on his rider page, and find out why him and his friends piss everyone off. Expect to see Tony’s Chevy Malibu on MTV’s “pimp my ride” in upcoming months as well. For some reason Kelly Baker started firing out attempts at handplants yesterday, and ended up looking like he got in in a squabble with Mike Tag over 50 cents on the Chanticleer’s pool table. It was pretty cool. Mike Tag is allegedly back in NY for a spell, who really knows with that guy though. His Volkswagon Jetta was also on “pimp my ride” and is covered in a Black Velevet exterior. Fisher went Riding today. Phil Drank Coffee. Curtis wrestled a T1 shirt, and thats about it. Holla…

Originally Posted by C-did

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Its a sad day in American history, Wu-Tang’s very own Old Dirty Bastard has passed away. In remeberance, we post this picture of BMX’s closest version of Big Baby Jesus himself, (aside from Fisher) Shanton Wilson. Shanton’s Ape status was confirmed when he was kicked out of Kennedy’s Fried Chicken for wearing tennis ball green Duffs, and being “too Gangster”. Damn. Kerry Sayre, Big Dave and Curtis paid thier respects this afternoon by driving around Binghamton in a Limo, eating Ramen Noodles, and
collecting food stamps.

Originally Posted by C-dirt

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The new Issue of Props is nearly done, Stew Johnson, with the aide of his trusty squirrel “merle”, just finished Leif Valin’s Bio, for that issue, which has been described as “bizarre”. Awesome. Kelly Baker is 38 years old today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY mang. In other news, Its snowing in New York again. Great. Holla back…

Originally Posted by C-did

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Guess whats going on this photo, and win an evening with Big Dave that ends up at Kennedy’s Fried Chicken during its peak hours. In other Big Dave news, the photo on his page labeled “couch nazi” got us a phone call from someone concerned about us being nazis. To answer any questions, the swastika painted behind Dave is a result of the vandalism that goes on in our Ghetto location, we are NOT nazis, end of sentence. In site news, there is a Kelly Baker history posted on his page, and a Road trip photo section posted for Leif Valin both of which are very fun to look at. Merle the Squirrel news from Stew Johnson; ” I caught him eating paint chips, and then a tube of super glue, if I don’t keep an eye on him, he’ll start trying the hard stuff…” Oh hell no!

Originally Posted by C-dizz

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This picture was shot at least 25 years ago, of Mike Tag, who celebrates his 30th birthday today. Everyone at FBM wishes him the best of shitluck and birthday wishes. For those of you not familiar with Mike Tag, he’s the one who couldn’t say “elementary” right in Road Fools 2. In other news, Kelly Baker has a new interview and some pics posted which made me laugh outloud when I first saw them. Kelly Also has a birthday this week, and his first concert for “Face Down, Ass up” in Cleveland thursday night. If you are wondering what exactly that is, it’s a 2Live Crew cover Band he’s in with Lou Bickle and Catfish. Should be a treat. The new online store is up as well, so check that out for hard to find FBM stuff, and sale items…. YEAH!

Originally Posted by C-dizzle

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Another weekend come and gone, and it was a doozy for sure. Here is a picture of Shitty Dave Aping it after a wild night of Booze, Women and Pasta in Bethlehem, keep posted for more news on that. Ron Metcalf was in half effect, while Dave King deployed several times filming this past weekend, keep an eye out for the official FBM film crew. In other news Hallman, Big Dave and Corts scouted out street spots in Northern Pa, while Phil Wasson drank coffee and smoked cigarettes in KC, and Ryan Corrigan farted in Texas. Happy Belated Birthday as well to Ian Morris, of Seventies and Federal bikes, who aged one more year last week. Ian got a little bit older but his Ape status increased significantly, as he started scheduling his pool tournament against Ithaca’s very own “Chain Male”…. Word!

Originally Posted by C-diz

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Ben Pritchard shot this photo of some serious film work going down for an upcoming FBM video, pictured is Jeremy “magilla” Reiss throwing down some serious street spine action, while Steve Crandall gets the shot. Look for the video to be released as soon as we actually get some footage. In other news, Dave King’s Gramma is spry. Look for Philadelphia area Kingpin “black” Steve to be fetching bikes from punk ass kids this week, and hopefully making Nasty Nate Smile, while earning himself several Camo’s and a trip with Dunny. Ron Metcalf is a Champion as well.

Originally Posted by C-drizzle

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Derrick Girard is a kook. He’s got the keys to my apartment, so if you see him, let him know….Product news- Jeremy “Magilla” Reiss is in town working on a triple clamp seat post clamp that is lighter than any thing on the market right now. More news on that soon. Nasty nate’s bike was ripped off in Philly, if it is returned tonight, the reward will be a 3 hour drive in Philly traffic with Dunny, and Dave King, with a 6 pack of Mikes hard Lemonade. Curtis is an Ape.

Originally Posted by C-DIZZLE

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Halloween is behind us now, and some of the FBM crew went to Bethlehem to check out Kyle Kecks new video, and party with Chris Stauffer who threw a premiere/party at a bar he rented, it was super fun. While down there we hooked up with Jeremy “birdman” Behler, who is recovering from the accident at Ghetto Street, he was in good spirits, and says he’ll start riding again as soon as the doctor gives him the OK. He still has a ton of bills, so we are still selling shirts and whatnot to help raise money. Check Dead Memory’s site for more updates as well. While in B-town we also saw alot of the old heads, like MCM, Butcher, Sal, and Duece was even there dressed up as Eazy-E. It was cool seeing Butcher, he seemed stoked on being a daddy. Derrick Girard was covered in flour, and was Chad Kakey. The Flour turned into cement in his hair and won’t come out. Good. In other news Big Dave was actually thrown into a Bar, and not out of one, thats a first, and Dave King is one shitty dude.

Originally Posted by C-dizzle

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2 updates in one day. Wow. If we hadn’t run this picture of the infamous Mark “toast” Johnson without dreads, then you wouldn’t realize that he is the same kook from the FSA ads thats had dreadlocks for like 20 years. Mark is a a good friend, so we can poke a little fun. It must be some sort of omen, prophesizing something big, first Harrington cuts his hair, then Toast, and BOOM, all of the sudden a slightly balding Phil Wasson is partying with King Diamond. Mercyful Fate…… Oh yeah, our good friend Aaron Burto over at Hell on Earth, sent over the graphic on the front page after 12 Large Dunkin Donuts coffees, He’s on the VIP list over there.

Originally Posted by C-dizzle

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The RZA says coffee can cause delerium. Serious Delerium, which might explain a little about Derrick Girard in his interview and sketchy art that is now posted. Kelly “nutstomper” Baker also has a bike check posted as well as Hallman, who has added to his photo library, which is very pleasing to the eyeballs, so check that out too. Anyone sending photos of the shittiest Halloween costumes win’s a free trip to Flo’s Clam Shack, and a weekend in NYC with Dunny and Dave King. Holla Dolla Gilly Smalls style…

Originally Posted by C-dizzle

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A batch of 21″ Capones are being welded up as I type. A limited number should be ready before Christmas, so if you would like one, have your local shop or mail order call Last Call distribution (607-729-2803) and pre-order you one.

Originally Posted by chris

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Capone frames showed up and are AWESOME. They are also moving very quickly, so check with your local shop asap. Big Dave, Corts and Maniac Bike Check, and Interviews are up as well as Crandall’s interview. If anyone is asking, only one person at FBM was wearing white jeans and a tiedyed shirt today, and it was not pretty, Tony Hamlin was arrested this week for making fun of horses, and Nutter also spent the weekend in Jail down in Pa. for calling a cop Dave King to his face, bad idea I guess, even for an ape of his proportions. More news to come, and with Halloween this weekend, be on the lookout for frankenbreakers. Peace.

Originally Posted by C-dizzle

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New news bitches, we just got out of the first ever International Federation Of Wet Ass Trails and Shit meeting, with Chris Sales, Kelly Baker, Gilly, Dave King and The Maniac, and it was decided that FBM will be releasing weather resistant trails next year, available on the online store only. Here is a pic of Derrick Girard testing the prototype Suffield versions. IFOWTS will be having more meetings this winter so stay tuned. Capone frames should be coming back from paint as early as tonight, so start hounding your local shop or mailorder. Is that it?

Originally Posted by C-dizzle

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No major updates today, other than Kerry Sayre being so sick, he looked like a gumpy old man, and could not make it to work. He usually looks like a grumpy old man though. Here is a photo of our man Shanton Wilson APING it, by negative Mike. Word. Aside from that, Curtis almost bit the UPS man, and he got pissed, Jim Bagg had a great weekend and even took a shower, Corts got a gnarly speeding ticket, Chunks girlfriend puked on Big Dave, and Ken almost spilled his coffee today nearly getting hit by a car, while cycling from Dunkin Donuts to the shop. Dunkin Donuts coffee gets me psyched. If anyone has any news, email it over, and keep an eye out on those Capone frames that should be showing up soon….

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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I got an email from the original Super BMX Ape, Scott Towne of Cobras local 77 fame, and he was so stoked on his new PW Moto, that he sent over a bike check, peep it. Scott Rules

check it out! 
FBM PW moto 20.75 euro BB, Internal headset
FBM CB4ks
FSA sealed headset
Solid stem
T-1 medium bars
Shadow grips
Shadow Slim seat
Odyssey aluminum seatpost
Intregal spc
Primo Powerbite cranks
FBM race sprocket 36T (painted gold)
Shadow chain
Fly hubs
Odyssey 13T fw
Odyssey haz. lite. rear rim
Sun Rhino lite front rim
Animal GLH rear tire 1.9
Demolition Trail Slayer front tire 2.2
Fly brakes, Odyssey linear cable, cut-down Dirty Harry lever.
Animal lite pegs
  thanks to FBM, Albes, Dans Comp, Shadow, System and Tip Plus for helping out.  I am stoked.  this bike is so good!
-Scott Towne

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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A date has been set for the next Last Call Bicycle Rodeo contest which will go down on December 4th at the original Chenga in North Ridgeville, Ohio. The original Chenga is an amazing skatepark so the contest is bound to be bangin. If you are under 18 years of age and plan to enter, you will need a signed release form, so download it now.

Click Here to download the flyer and release form.

Originally Posted by chris

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If anyone has any clue as to how to get ahold of Shawn Arata, let us know, because his pro model frame the “Capone” is at paint and should be available very soon. If you have a television, and want to watch some coverage of the Ghetto Comp this weekend, it will be on Fox, The show is called Fuel’s 54321, and it airs this saturday on fox sports net, so check your local
listing. If you want to Find out why Dave king Ain’t Shit, peep his bike check which is now posted. word up……

Originally Posted by C-Diddy

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Thank you to everyone who donated money to Jeremy Behler. We just got the t-shirts in and they will be shipping out this week. Again thank you and anyone else who would like to donate money can of course still do so. Simply click the Jeremy Behler link to the right and make a donation.

Originally Posted by chris

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A rider named Mickey from Germany is organizing a “Jeremy Behler” benefit jam in Augsburg, Germany. All proceeds will go to Jeremy and his family. If you live in Europe or have been looking for a good reason to go to Germany, check out the contest. For more information you can email Mickey: chromozine@gmx.net

Originally Posted by chris

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In case you hadn’t seen the 7075 sprockets, here is a pic. They are Pretty. Bike check’s have ben posted on Gilly and Steve Crandall’s rider pages, and there will be more to come, so peep that shit beotch. In team news, Dave King is in NYC this weekend, and when asked what he was up to he said -“I’m guzzling 40’s and driving a beat up caddy….” Word. Phil Wasson is doing shows in Panguich Utah this weekend at Wesley Snipes’ resort in the mountains, along with DMC. More news on that later. Ron Kimler, and Ryan Corrigan are going overseas to the next Backyard jam, where they’ll be riding and working on Ramps. Ian Morris is also Flying Ithaca’s own “ChainMale” over for a Seventies Distro Pool Tournament. 8 ball sucka. Aside from that things are quiet at FBM, so send us some emails and ask us what songs were in the old videos. (not really)

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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New from FBM, seat post clamps-HOLY SHIT. We are officially the first bike company to make a seat post clamp, so go out and buy 5 of them, they come with an awesome sticker. I like them alot. In other news, 7075 sprockets started shipping, and they kick ass.
I’m listening to the Saints right now. woohoo….

Originally Posted by C-diddy

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Guess which riders are pictured above (14 years ago) and how old they will be this week (old?), and win a free trip in the Mothership to Flo’s Clam Shack, and a gift package from Reggie Styles. In additional Birthday news, sales force Jedi, Kerry Sayre has a birthday this week as well, so call up Last Call and wish him well.
I posted a short story about the Suffield Trail Jam in the stories section, so check that out. For some comedy, check out the shop talk page and email Big Dave about his current custody battle concerning FBM machine shop Dog “curtis”. Holla …….

Originally Posted by C-did