Something different today. Lantschner's new MX bike: Bike: Kawasaki KXF 250 2012 Pipe: FMF 4.1 pipe with megabomb Bars: Renthal twin wall bars Forks: x-trig fork holders Dic brake: 260mm front disk Mods: I modified the backend of the bike, changed the filter box sd worked on my seat so I was able to put on the fender and
Name: Andrew "BoogDawg" McIntosh Hometown: Eugene, Oregon Occupation: Owner @ Papa Colin's House of Speed
Have you always liked wrenching on your bike? Andrew: Yeah keep it dialed in! "put in the wrench time and everything will be fine"
How often do/did you take it apart and grease it up? Andrew: If I get new parts or I break some thing, I'll take stuff apart. Grease makes my bike too quiet. That's the first thing that gets wiped off except for bearings of course.
How did things evolve from there, when did the first motorized job pop up? Andrew: Me and my dad have built cars my whole life, so it's been a long time now but I think my first paying gig was a brake
Name: Alex 'Lix' Bacskay Hometown: Brisbane, Australia / Nelson, New Zealand Occupation: Artist / Designer / Musician
Q: What are you riding right now? A: 1985 Team Hotfoot
Q: What is BMX to you? Not everyone rides parks or dreams of backflips right? A: It's the next best thing to having wings. It's freedom, it's the secret to perpetual youth, and it's unadulterated cool. Building old school BMX is a creative medium, just a different type of canvas. Regardless of how much I love what I do, and how great my day in the studio was, putting the pencil or brush down and going for a roll is always is always something I crave.
Name: Stephen Barrett Crandall Hometown: Ithaca Ny/ RVA
You've always been a creative type, from painting to making videos, building bikes, creating 'zines, organize new events, etc. is there any family background that lead you this way? Steve Crandall: My family is awesome, so maybe that helped, but no one stands out in my family history as being artistic or anything.
A while ago we started the Workshop Wednesday articles. They're about people doing their own thing in their own garage, of BMX people who have moved on and create stuff in whatever field. On the way to the X-Games in China we stopped by at an actual bicycle factory to see how BMX bikes are made. It's not quite the home garage, but let's make it fit in today's "workshop" article. Thanks to the people at G&P Cycle for showing me around. Interesting indeed how they make frames from simple steel pipes.