The Stoke Machine


We announced earlier this week about the struggles we have faced this winter, with an amazing response filled with good vibes, support, and overall positivity from FBM friends, family, the industry and beyond. It was awesome.

During this whole ordeal, we’ve been making it happen, working hard, making stuff so that we can make stuff.
We started building a new space, rebuilding the machine shop, the offices, the warehouse, building forward momentum, and building the modern version of the FBM Stoke Machine.

Although it’s still very much a work in progress getting set back up, we are currently making bikes, picking up the slack and moving in a positive direction.

We make bikes, bike parts, we make ideas real, something tangible. Whether it be a t-shirt, or a sticker, a video, a handlebar, or a weekend filled with good times, bringing a community together, to inspire each other, to share ideas, to make each others lives better, even if its one smile at a time, one bunny hop, one bicycle, one high five, it is that exact simplicity that we rely on to bring us the stoke-age . It might just be silly t-shirt, or a bike, or saturday afternoon parking lot jam, but what makes all of it important, are the people involved, and the people we get involved that make it all happen, and make it all worthwhile. You can’t just order that shit from a catalog.

We build vehicles for getting awesome, we share ideas that inspire these efforts, we draw on these same influences to inspire us, and in that resonance, like a wheel that keeps spinning, we do our best to keep that momentum going in a positive direction.

It’s an approach to life, a way of life, to do things yourself, not by yourself, ourselves, our community, our way of doing things, and if if you think you can do it, or that it can be done, its real.

The best people, the best times, the hardest times, the most value, the most reward, has all come to me in one form or another for many of us through FBM, and the empowerment of a a simple thing known as a bicycle, and its taken FBM to all you great people and that’s pretty rad.

FBM Started in Ithaca New York in the early nineties, between some friends on bikes, some cut and paste xerox art, and the desire to make life fun through riding bikes. Today we announce the return to Ithaca, at 478 lower creek Rd, Ithaca Ny, 14850

New Phone number- 607 257 3480

Let’s Get STOKED!

Check out some of the photos below, of the build process…
Stay Tuned.

On behalf of John Corts, Dylan Cole, John Lee, Mike Erb, and Steve Crandall- THANKS EVERYONE!

















I Love My Bicycle: The Story of FBM (Full Movie) from Joe Stakun on Vimeo.