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Creson’s custom cruiser catches coverage

6 04 2015

Creson Dude and his custom FBM cruiser got some love recently over at the FBM page in a post titled, “Do you even loiter bro?“.

Nice to see FBM shining the spotlight on someone shredding their/his custom 24″ bike.

It would be awesome to see more of this.*

creson dude FBM custom cruiser

*In keeping with the title, I should have written, “It would be awesome to ‘C’ more of this”…but even I have some limits.

(Pic: FBM)

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Bam’s custom FBM cruiser all built up

15 12 2009

Way back in November we did a feature on long-time cruiser revolution reader Bam’s custom FBM cruiser. FBM dubbed it the Cu Cu cruiser and it featured the following dimensions:

Head Tube: 75 degrees
Seat Tube: 70 degrees
Top Tube: 22″
Chain Stay: 15″
BB Height: 14″
Standover: 6″

Back then, all we had were pictures of the frame and fork but Bam recently sent some photos over of it all built up and I think you’ll agree, the bike looks great.

Eastern Bikes does a lot to support his local scene so Bam decided to “represent” and run as many Eastern parts as he could (Eastern bars, 23t sprocket, pedals, headset, seat, post, and stem.)

Other notables: Profile cranks, Primo grips, brakes, lever; KHE 14mm hubs and chain: Odyssey tires, cable, tensioner and rims.

Check out the photos:

Old-school Bottema style forks:

15″ chain stays:

Representing local scene supporters, Eastern Bikes:

If Bam’s custom cruiser/build has got you inspired, do yourself a favor and check out FBM’s custom BMX frame order form. FBM recently updated their ordering form with new features and colorways.





FBM is doing it again…

3 11 2009

Maybe it’s just me but everytime I see FBM, I think of the lyrics to KMFDM’s “Light“.  But I digress…

FBM posted another custom cruiser frame build on their site and this time it is long-time Cruiser Revolution reader Bam’s custom frame.

Check out the specs:

Head Tube: 75 degrees
Seat Tube: 70 degrees
Top Tube: 22″
Chain Stay: 15″
BB Height: 14″
Standover: 6″

FBM BAM custom cruiser frame & fork

If you look closely, you’ll notice some very distinctive forks on this setup…there’s an extra 2″ on the fork leg. A definite nod to old school Bottema forks.

The process

Bam had been shopping around for a custom builder but found most of his options were too expensive or too limited in geometry options.  He decided to give FBM a call, although I think he was a little apprehensive given John Paul Roger’s recent comments about cruisers  in an article in DIG magazine (he called them goofy, etc.)  Despite his initial concerns, FBM was on board with the build.

Bam said:

The FBM plan gives you an online form to check the available options, they offer to do anything you want, then some discussion, send them half of the money, then they send you a drawing to approve.  The price includes shipping and it didn’t cost extra for a 24″ model. They send photos of the process as it happens.

According to Bam, FBM’s custom prices are some of the best/lowest out there. He took the time to check out a bunch of different builders, so I believe him.

Can’t wait to see this all built up.