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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.

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Freecoaster on a 24 inch? Now you’re talking…

19 12 2008

Tooling around the internet the other day, I ran across something interesting on the KHE website…their 24″ Pygymy PRO comes complete with a freecoaster.  Sweet! I think this is the first manufacturer (correct me if I’m wrong) to really step it up and offer a complete 24″ with a freecoaster.

pygmy_pro1 cruiser revolution

I can’t wait to see a web vid of someone seriously rocking a freecoaster-equipped 24″…and if there is one already one out there, please post the link in the comments. Till then I’ll have to content myself with this Bruce Crisman vid showing what’s possible with a freecoaster…