We receive some strange press releases here at FATBMX. When a legendary BMX wheel manufacturer hires a PR agency to write up a press release, you can expect something like this:
LEGENDARY EXTREME BMX COMPANY SKYWAY TAPS ROCK STARS & APPAREL TRENDSETTERS;
GRAPHITE WHEEL COMPANY TAKES GLOBAL AIM AT YOUTH MARKET
LOS ANGELES, CA â€“ MARCH 29, 2005 â€“ Skyway BMX, makers of the Tuff Wheel and the company responsible for the mag wheel phenomenon of the 1970’s and 80's, is re-emerging as a must have â€œold Skoolâ€? product for a new generation of street riders.
With a new version of the infamous Tuff Wheel ll, the groundbreaking Graphite wheel company is teaming up with extreme music and apparel industries to capture spending dollars of urban youth by plugging directly into their world.
VSI Products is proud to announce the addition of Pete Dylewski to its staff. Pete will head up the marketing duties involving all of the Bicycle products offered by VSI Products including Intense BMX frames, Intense BMX and MTB Tires, SINZ, THE Products, Vigor Helmets, Rave Paks, Tail Hook Rack Systems, and Attivo.
Pete’s main duties and goals will include media relations, press releases, team event support, event and rider sponsorship, web updates, and advertising.
Another month, another Pin-Up. Jakie poses for the camera of DIRECTBMX's Ricky Ratt who informed us that he also has photos of Jakie with glow in the dark paint on her boobies. If we're lucky we will see those later this year. Enjoy for now........
Scotty Cranmer came out to California this week to shoot a Panasonic commercial. I have seen a few TV commercials being filmed but this was crazy. He flew in Monday afternoon and shot some stuff down in the San Diego area. The plan was to hit some skateparks but the no bikes rule shut them down, the next thing you know and Scotty is tailwhippng over a dumpster using a shady piece of scrap wood as a ramp.
The next plan was to hit the Etnies skatepark of Lake Forest on Tuesday, Tuesday is not a bike day so the film crew made a donation to the City of Lake Forest and they let them film from 8:00am to 10:00am before they opened. There was 23 people working on the
AUSTRALIA CREATES HISTORY â€œStevenson and Fenwick dominateâ€?
Who can forget the headlines after last years World Championships in Holland?
Australia is preparing for another assault on the world stage this year and is looking forward to another successful UCI World Championship in Paris.
It was indeed April (1st?) 1980 when this BMX Less! advertisement showed up in BMX PLUS! magazine. Gene Simmons of Kiss on a Redline somehow kept his tongue inside during this photoshoot.
Cover headlines were:
"$ 150.00 foolish buy"
"We're only in it for the money"
"All the news that fits, we print"
"Jenson beats Stu in match race"
It's time for an Ozzy version Adam!
Weil am Rhein/Germany, 26.-27.02.2005, Carhartt Skatepark
From Italy, Swiss, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria and of course Germany over 100 bmx riders made their way to Weil am Rhein to ride the infamous Carhartt Skatepark for the first time and to witness the premier of the Carhartt Ravage Tour 2004 DVD in the convention center, next to the skatepark.
Without exception and doubts every rider was truly impressed by the facility and the quality of the ramps. Some of them even said: "The miniramp is the pure sex!!"
The 1980 April issue of Bicycle Motocross Action has Tinker Juarez on the cover. If you have heard that Tinker name in the last few years you probably follow the mountain bike scene. Tinker currently rides Marathon MTB rides (unless they steal his bike holding him at gunpoint) and used to be USA's hope in MTB cross country races riding for Cannondale for a long time.
As you can see, Tinker got his skills from racing BMX (Mongoose pro) and riding his motomag at the skateparks. Tinker was quoted in this issue as:
"The master of Vertical Surface; the Absolute Ruler of the Concrete Bowl; the King of the Skateparks."
SNAFU CONRAD seatpost clamp
When you're trying to save weight on your bike every little bit helps. Throw away your current seatpost clamp if it weighs more than 32 grams. It probably does.
-Extruded and CNC-machined aluminum construction
-Replaceable Allen bolt and hex nut hardware
Al DI Mino of BMX Invasion is putting on a contest on the West Coast this Saturday. The info we received from Al:
Here is the preliminary contest flyer for the West Coast contest. Any prizes you can send will be deeply appreciated for this event. Please send prizes to my affiliate and team mate Rick Vigil or Camp Real Ride. I will be in Huntington Beach Friday April 1st. Contest is to be held on April 2nd.
Thank you all for your help in the past and for this event.
Your friend , AL DI Mino
More info: http://www.directbmx.com