2014/4/18 5:40:00 (358 reads)
Name: Mike Laird
Hometown: Greenville, NC
Occupation: business owner/fabricator/pro bike rider

You've been riding for a long time, when did you pick up welding?
Mike Laird: Sophomore year in high school I took welding at my local vocational education school. It was a 2 year program. BMX got me into welding to begin with.

What are some of the ramps you've working on that are still going?
Mike Laird: I've built 75% of King BMX Stunt shows ramps, DC
2014/3/24 2:40:00 (196 reads)

Daniel Neale is the designer of the D-key. He developed the idea because he couldn't stop thinking why allen keys weren't shaped like a key. He has been riding BMX bikes since the age of 12, and solving problems has always been a natural intuition. Not having the tools he needed as kid lead him to find his own way to fix things, helping to develop his inventive and

2014/3/13 13:00:00 (167 reads)
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Last year Fix It Sticks successfully launched its first radically designed, all-new bicycle tool on Kickstarter. For 2014, Fix It Sticks is returning to Kickstarter to fund its launch of two new products, the "Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition" and the all-new "T-Way Wrench." The campaign launched today and is slated for a 30-day run. Backers of the tools
2013/4/26 4:00:00 (859 reads)
When you show up at an event the course is usually done when you get there. After the contest is over, you usually leave theplace before the ramps are taken down. What goes into building a course for a contest? It's different everywhere, but the Bike Hall people have been at work getting things ready for this year's edition. We caught up with Kamil Feifer who filled us in.

Who usually designs the course for the Bike Hall contest?

Kamil: For this year park design is made by Czech riders Jakub J?za , Ondra Šléz and main organizator BHC Pavel Hyvnar.
 
Do you have existing ramps that you have to fit into the course?
Kamil: The park is built on the existing ramps and each year we add one or two ramps, such as this year's Street barrier.
 
Are the ramps “pre-built” before they move into the big hall?
2013/3/24 20:30:00 (606 reads)
2013/2/27 9:00:00 (1025 reads)
WD-40 BIKE Company, a subsidiary of WD-40 Company, is excited to announce its inaugural Wrench of the Month program. Intended to shine a spotlight on the men and women behind the scenes at bicycle retailers nationwide, the program applauds those who repair, assemble, mend, and otherwise tend to the hundreds of details that keep our beloved bikes operating at peak performance. "The bike shop mechanic is often the un-sung hero of the cycling industry" offered WD-40 BIKE's Mike Irwin, "There is a hidden story behind every
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2012/12/31 22:20:00 (2544 reads)
2012 FATBMX REVIEW: LEO FORTE INTERVIEW. MAKER OF THINGS.
Name:
Leo Forte
Occupation: Professional BMXer, Designer & Maker of Things.
Hometown: Newton Abbot, Devon, UK

Can you give us a short description of the work you do?
Leo: I create bespoke objects of desire. Anything from bespoke trophies, interior & exterior furniture, chainsaw carving & wood
2012/12/31 8:10:00 (3077 reads)
2012 INTERVIEW WITH 5050 SKATEPARK's ED POLLIO.
Build it, and they will come! But not having an indoor place to build something at was a problem for all riders in the New York area. But that has changed. A new indoor spot has been found and the park is shaping up, spearheaded by Ed Pollio and his GF.

Word on the street is you're opening up an indoor skatepark, where's it going to be?

Ed: Yea, my girlfriend Angelica Popolano and I are opening an indoor skatepark in Staten Island N.Y. The park is located around the corner from the Stapleton train station - just two stops from the Staten Island Ferry. It will be the only indoor public skatepark in New York City.

How did you come across the building?
Ed: We were looking for a space for a few months and happen to run into this crazy guy Pete. He happened to have a building that was just what we needed.
2012/10/3 19:20:00 (2134 reads)
Name: Joby Alan Springsteen
Age: 24
Hometown: Vestal, NY
Occupation: Head welder at FBM

How long have you been welding BMX frames?
Joby: A bit over 4 years now

When did you start at FBM? 
2012/9/20 18:00:00 (1582 reads)
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2012/6/6 22:00:00 (2076 reads)
A bit ago I had the opportunity to visit the Suzuki Factory workshop over in Belgium. They run the MX1 and MX2 teams from there. I was amazed by the size of the building. They had a huge one for the MX1 team and an enormous hall for the MX2 team. The workshop itself was fully equipped with all the tools you can think of. It was clean and looked so pro. Complete works engines were sitting on the shelves like they were packages of extra toilet paper. We got to walk around for a bit and snapped some photos for you to enjoy. Welcome to the real deal.
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