Category Archives: BMX
Kriss Kyle on a 29er

Kriss Kyle is a household name in the land of BMX, and if he keeps riding mountain bikes, there will be good things to come!

Dec 4, 2017 2 comments
Two Unique Bicycles from Woodstock Cycleworks

How a shop uses their retail floor and what they display there says a lot about their business model. I’ll go out on a limb here and say that most shops reserve the floor for items which are for sale and they’ll hang or display specialty, not-for-sale items outside of the consumable area. Well, that’s not the case at Cape Town, South Africa’s Woodstock Cycleworks. Nils and his team are literally swimming in bikes, both complete and in framesets. As we saw in our Shop Visit, the space is made by the bikes, not vice versa. Some shops’ spaces are made for the bikes. Here, you move throughout a myriad of frames, museum pieces and yes, items for sale.

After an initial walkthrough, two bikes that really resonated with me were these: a Hansom Track and a strange, BMX designed to incorporate a shovel. One is what many would consider a pristine example of a South African frame and the other, well, I dunno what it’s purpose is or was.

The BMX

Nils, or perhaps it was someone else, discovered this bike in a dumpster, outside a school. It seems it was a project of a student and aside from its obvious metaphor of working on bike trails with a shovel, it serves no current purpose at the shop, other than to cause inquiries by people like me.

Hansom Track R5000

Hansom is one of the most distinguishable South African builders and in his day as a builder, Gotty Hansom built a number of road and track bikes from Tange, Reynolds and Columbus tubing. This bike, in particular, was made from 531 and sports some very tight clearances. Currently, it’s listed on Woodstock’s for sale page

Oct 20, 2017 2 comments
Nigel Sylvester in Dubai

Harrison Boyce and Nigel teamed up to make a unique video looking at the streets, sand, water, and air surrounding Dubai.

Aug 21, 2017 Comments are OFF
Inside FBM Bikes!

Ask anyone who makes frames here in the USA and they’ll tell you it ain’t easy, especially Steve Crandall. While it ain’t easy, we’re glad you do. Keep at it, dudes!

Jul 11, 2017 3 comments
When Cops Fly

Robbie Miranda, ex-pro and living legend BMX rider, is now a sheriff deputy and he recently took his issued MTB on a mega ramp!

May 10, 2017 2 comments
Walls

I can’t even think of anything to write here. Just watch it!

Jan 17, 2017 10 comments