What would you like to see at Interbike?

17 09 2010

Interbike, the tradeshow for all things bike related is almost here.

Manufacturers are going to be debuting their new lines and the latest and greatest in components.

While  many companies have already leaked most of the details of their new lines, there’s always a thing or two (or more) that shows up that gets people attention.

It got me to thinking…what would I like to see?

Here are some ideas:

  • taller aftermarket cruiser bars (most companies are still offering bar with sub 6″ rise)
  • more color choices from 24″ wheel manufacturers
  • chro-mo complete  24″ race bike

Granted, I’ve mentioned most of these in previous blog posts but they’re simple things that I think would do really well.

What would you like to see at Interbike this year?

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.