Dee Snider & S&M: The backstory

26 11 2019

In a recent episode of Grilled, S&M Bikes owner, Chris Moeller gets asked

“How did you get to know Dee Snider [of Twisted Sister]?”

After appearing to momentarily dodge the question, Chris answers with the story of a Florida bike shop calling with a customer that was cruiser rider looking for a bike….it turns out that rider was Dee Snider.

Check out the video below starting at 9:45

Well, Chris was a big fan so he offered to hook him up with a bike.

Dee Snider ended up coming out to visit the S&M HQ, they hit off and then they ended up doing a signature bike with him: The Widowmaker.

 

Pretty cool story (and part of BMX...and heavy metal(!) history). To think it all started because Dee Snider just wanted to ride.





I wanna rock…an S&M Widowmaker

5 05 2011

Sometime in the early 90s, a  metal band lead singer (that hit the big time a decade earlier) got together with a  little bike company called S&M Bikes and the S&M Widowmaker was born.

The lead singer? Dee Snider from Twister Sister.

Here’s a excerpt from the news section of the February 1993 edition of Ride Magazine with some more background.

There was  an extremely short run of these made so prices commanded for these rigs has understandably gone through the roof.

Love the graphics:

Especially this one:

All in all, pretty cool.

If you want to learn more about the S&M Widowmaker, check out ryanpartridge.blogspot.com (where these pictures are taken from) or BMX Museum.

If you just want to rock out, maybe you should try to relive Dee Snider’s glory days and check out this video.





Slash has an appetite for…SE Racing?

11 08 2009

You never know what you’ll come across when surfing the interweb.

Like this picture here of Slash with a woodgrain OM Flyer (from SE Racing) on the US VERSUS THEM streetwear site. Are they hinting that a Slash-inspired 24″ is on the way?

It wouldn’t be the first time a cruiser inspired by an ’80s metal icon was on the market…remember the S&M Widowmaker? Yep, S&M and Dee Snider….now that was a match made in heaven.  Speaking of which…when is Chris Moeller going to bring that back? I think the time is right.

Slash OM Flyer