Friday, April 4, 2008

Stay Fat? Not Really.



When FBM first started making frames, they weren't messing around. Their first frame (above) was an eight-pound behemoth, forged in the fires of Hell and named after THE Slayer song. It had dropouts like axe heads and a toptube like a Louisville Slugger. The only way to break it was to jump off a building.





Now? With your average rider as weight conscious (and musclebound) as Nicole Ritchie, FBM has "evolved" to serve the market with this—a five-pound frame that looks like every other frame on the market and is named after a Hall & Oates song. It's even drilled for Gyro tabs!

If this is evolution, I want no part of it.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're an idiot.

Anonymous said...

So far your rants have been dead on, but the new FBM frames are evolved.

As sweet as the Angel of Death was at the time, it was way over built.

I think the 5 lb. range is perfect for freestyle (if made correctly) and you don't see FBM making sub-four pound/titanium/hole-drilled frames.

I'll admit their frames don't look much different than others on the market, but they do differ by being made in the United States - a rarity nowadays.

- BMX Bret

lee said...

one thing you forget is,the frames back then weren't indestructible they cracked all the time,my next gen did so did my s.o.b and so did my fbm.
ive had a sunday for about a year and a half now and its still going strong.
altho i think its cool and funnie this blog your doing, and agree with most of it, dont forget i hated bikes changing in 98 so there is nothing we can do about it.

Anonymous said...

I bet you still got a 44 tooth sprocket and a freewheel, pussy

Smitty said...

Calling someone a pussy while posting anonymously...do I have to explain the absurdity of your approach? Get on your RipStik and and wriggle out of here, child.

Anonymous said...

if you think the old fbm frames are better than the new ones in any non sentimental way then you my friend are as thick as pig shit.

Anonymous said...

I'm a dude, he's a dude, she's a dude, cause we're all dude's hey!

Austro said...

What's wrong with dinner plate sprockets?

I ride an '01 Free Agent Flying Fortress. That thing would have to be thrown off a tall building several times before it cracks.