GM Designs Greg Melms (2005–2008)
A person who decided to build his own bikes, with the help of Tonic Fab designs. AMAZING results.
He designs much more then just bicycles, check them out here: gregmelms.com
Email from Greg Melms:
Thanks a lot! I be flattered to have my bike in your museum!
You know, I recently found the BMXMuseum too! You have a great site that is a wealth of information that brings back many memories for me. I raced BMX from the late 70's & free styled until 1984.
JMCs & GTs were my rides; I never had a Skyway T/A although I wanted one!
The cream bike was designed & built entirely by me as an experiment and to have fun building my own frame & fork. After building my 24 Tonic Fall Guy last year, this was my attempt at designing a 26 bike specifically for park & street riding. I wanted the bike be a mix of old school styling & modern technology. The way Jim Melton might build a bike today.
Here's a list of the details of my 26" Bike:
- Hidden seat post clamping system in the top tube
- Internal brake hose routing with Hope hydraulic disc brake caliper tucked neatly out of harms way
- Threaded rear drop-outs that accept custom threaded pegs.
- Integrated headset with custom made top bearing cap that doubles as a stem spacer.
- Modified Profile HIP stem to use a flush top cap that adjusts from uner the fork crown.
- Custom made fork featuring streamline tubing. The custom dropouts for retaining the 20mm thru-axle have a JMC flavor only in a 3D design, smooth crown to head tube interface for a clean look.
- Custom leather and suede McNeil seat with custom made chrome seat trim rail & nose cap.
- Polished / Grained Atomlab stainless steel handlebars
Darn-near custom parts that are worthy of honorable mention:
Twenty6 Products Foe6 pedals. Works of art made by Tyler Jarosz. www.twenty6products.com
Industry Nine wheelset www.industrynine.net
I have more streamline tubing. I am planning on making some 20'' & 24'' retro style forks just like the old JMCs. I have made the dies & Iam in the process of fine tuning the forming procedure. This is a winter project. My fabrication business (www.gregmelms.com) keeps me plenty busy!
Landon & I have become friends even though we are halfway across the country. I found him & the Tonic Fall Guy frame when I was looking to get back into riding after 23 years. Of course I had to modify my Fall Guy frame too.
My apologies for the long winded response.