Building bikes can be a lot like a wild journey. Where you start, is wildly different than when you arrive to your destination, it can be filled with adventures and mishaps, not everyone is cut out to do it, but once you are done, there is some pretty awesome stuff to speak of. In FBM’s case, this week, its kick ass hand built Gypsy frames, but on the road, a huge shout out goes to our good buddy Jay!
Jason Anderson is a genuine Gypsy!
With his BMX as a trailer, he just completed a coast to coast trek of epic proportions, starting in Virginia Beach, and roasting all the way to San Diego.
Check out some photos and stories from Jason’s trip, here on his Persistence Adventure Blog, including a wild story about almost being kidnapped and nearly forced to being a drug mule near Juarez Mexico!
Congrats Bud, you just killed it!
Featuring: SuperTherm top and down tubes, a 3D laser cut 4130 chromoly down tube gusset, an integrated seat post clamp, removable 990 mounts and cable stop, and tapered seat stays.
The standover height was raised to 8-3/4″
The down tube’s diameter was reduced to 1-3/8″
The top tube is squashed at the seat tube
The seat stays are overlapping
The chain stays are straight 3/4″ diameter tubing
The chain stay bridge diameter was increased to 3/4″
A new dropout shape
Handcrafted in New York
Colors Flat Black, Trans Blue
Top Tube Lengths 20-1/2″, 20-3/4″, 21″
Head Tube Angle 74.5 degrees
Bottom Bracket Height 11-1/2″
Seat Tube Angle 71 degrees
Standover Height 8-3/4″
Rear End Length 13-5/8″ (slammed)