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#1 2020-01-15 4:52am

FatGuy
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From: Woodstock, GA
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FBM is no more....

From their FB...

FBM started out as a crew.

Just some friends stoked on bikes. Through our curiosity and bike riding fueled smiles, we ended up as a full fledged bike company.

Unfortunately, as of January 1st we have closed the machine shop and FBM will no longer manufacture bikes.

This has been an unbelievably tough decision and we explored multiple options to maintain business as usual but we simply aren’t able to keep moving forward under existing model. That being said, we can’t thank everyone enough for being a part of FBM and helping us get this far in the world. The FBM Machine Shop opened in 2001 and built some of the best parts in BMX for 18 amazing years. You helped us build fun and share the message of community, positivity and DIY good times and we appreciate the support more than I even know how to express.

And since we started as a a crew, some day we will finish as a crew.

At it’s core FBM is built around friendship, and the spirit of FBM will live on forever, in our hearts, as a lifestyle and as an idea.

The heart of FBM is the people and that will never change. But FBM isn’t just for the people, it IS the people.

What we’ve all done collectively has been pretty powerful and inspiring!

The Road Goes on forever and the party never ends…

With the utmost gratitude.

-Steve

P.S.  - Please share some stories of FBM stoke, lets see if we can inspire the next generation!


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#2 2020-01-15 5:04am

eric12
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Re: FBM is no more....

sad


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#3 2020-01-15 5:09am

PanozAIV
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From: Buffalo, NY Area
Registered: 2009-02-16
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Re: FBM is no more....

Absolutely terrible news. 

I could drive to FBM in a couple hours.  And did.  Great people.

I have many FBM products, but the custom frame I have is a real standout.  The quality is amazing.

Wish the boys all of the best.


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And we are the dreamers of dreams.

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#4 2020-01-15 5:19am

rainmaker
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Re: FBM is no more....

sad

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#5 2020-01-15 5:41am

nnjrider
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Re: FBM is no more....

Great company.  Sad.

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#6 2020-01-15 6:13am

theflowrider
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From: San Diego, CA
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Re: FBM is no more....

Wow..

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#7 2020-01-15 6:14am

Kurt_Rad
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Re: FBM is no more....

That sucks. I really loved most the stuff that they put out


[img]http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/56126/9d4c6707-718c-4ec3-9aeb-aef1bc82caa95c467c81b65e1d4b4d05.jpg[/img]

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#8 2020-01-15 6:20am

wds
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From: St. Paul, MN
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Re: FBM is no more....

I'm really bummed about this. I'll admit the writing has been on the wall for a while, but I always felt they'd be able to creep along in some way. I still hope they'll stick around as a t-shirt company like they started out as. Maybe that's not the world we live in anymore.
I've always made it a point to run at least one FBM part on every bike I build. Even if it's just a headset.
My PW Moto as always been a favorite of mine & I'll never get rid of it. It just changes as the years go on.
https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/fbm/9115
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8957/82513187_10213066729742162_7330625093908824064_n5e1f1fa3c6.jpg

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#9 2020-01-15 6:32am

pwh4130
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Re: FBM is no more....

The FBM ethos of crazy, partying BMX'ers evolved into a group of supportive riders, in it for the stoke and fun.  BMX is losing a bit of its heart with this news.  It's a shame that a brand in it for the sake of riding, can't survive in today's market.


ride your bike until it breaks.

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#10 2020-01-15 6:41am

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Re: FBM is no more....

I hate to hear this.

Last edited by made2drag (2020-01-15 6:49am)


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#11 2020-01-15 7:23am

flatpro
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Re: FBM is no more....

what a shame. Cool company and people


Looking for a Schwinn Mean Street frame

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#12 2020-01-15 7:31am

jray02r1
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Re: FBM is no more....

Bummer, maybe sometime they could outsource some of their products.  But either way, it is sad day for bmx.

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#13 2020-01-15 8:08am

matt thomas
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Re: FBM is no more....

Its a bummer for sure.


White Revenge Industries Da'Kine grips. Found! BIG THANKS to npatrick!
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#14 2020-01-15 8:27am

sycmatt
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Re: FBM is no more....

I heard that they may try to continue with soft goods. Rolling back the years to their roots. I don't know man. When I go to the skatepark visit the any trails, I only see people who have been around since the late 90s or earlier repping a BMX brand t-shirt, hoody or hat. Younger dudes just don't get the BMX branded clothing thing. I genuinely can't remember being anywhere on my bike, with other bikers (young or old) and seeing a S&M, FBM, Standard, T1, Volume, Sunday, Kink etc branded top.

This weekend, here in the UK, there is the Ride On over 30s Jam happening and that's where I'll see company t-shirts being worn. Sad times.


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WTB Gack Gargoyle frame
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#15 2020-01-15 8:29am

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Re: FBM is no more....

This is horrible news.....


I live for Race Inc, SE Racing, GJS, Navajo, Nomura and GHP!

I'm NOT your "Bud" or "Bro". Call me by my name.

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#16 2020-01-15 9:10am

spyker
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From: Havelock NC
Registered: 2009-11-19
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Re: FBM is no more....

Oh well,to bad so sad,now potential customers won't get taken anymore.


Made In Taiwan #1.....You Have Chosen Wisely!  Guaranteed Strength
Would you trust a fat ugly lazy drunk to weld up a frame that will be ridden hard?
$20 goes a long way here
violence solves everything!
never unarmed!
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#17 2020-01-15 9:16am

El Gecko
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Re: FBM is no more....

spyker wrote:

Oh well,to bad so sad,now potential customers won't get taken anymore.

You have been badmouthing FBM for years. Are you finally gonna man up and tell us what your problem is with them?

No beating around the bush. Tell us straight up.


Relax.
Balance.
Focus.

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#18 2020-01-15 9:21am

KuWa FS
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From: Colorado
Registered: 2009-04-30
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Re: FBM is no more....

Sad day for USA BMX!!  sad


Frankn kuwi u lined em up like the 3 stooges and back slapped the fork out the glitches!
Pimp Status!

When I'm dead, i'll stop riding bikes.

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#19 2020-01-15 9:24am

spyker
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Re: FBM is no more....

El Gecko wrote:

spyker wrote:

Oh well,to bad so sad,now potential customers won't get taken anymore.

You have been badmouthing FBM for years. Are you finally gonna man up and tell us what your problem is with them?

No beating around the bush. Tell us straight up.

PM sent.


Made In Taiwan #1.....You Have Chosen Wisely!  Guaranteed Strength
Would you trust a fat ugly lazy drunk to weld up a frame that will be ridden hard?
$20 goes a long way here
violence solves everything!
never unarmed!
#VOGR
no fijindus

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#20 2020-01-15 9:29am

pelt
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Re: FBM is no more....

But...why?


Wanted:
RNC brake lever, bolts and bar ends
Cinelli CMX frame

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#21 2020-01-15 9:30am

KuWa FS
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From: Colorado
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Posts: 6050
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Re: FBM is no more....

spyker wrote:

El Gecko wrote:

spyker wrote:

Oh well,to bad so sad,now potential customers won't get taken anymore.

You have been badmouthing FBM for years. Are you finally gonna man up and tell us what your problem is with them?

No beating around the bush. Tell us straight up.

PM sent.

lol


Frankn kuwi u lined em up like the 3 stooges and back slapped the fork out the glitches!
Pimp Status!

When I'm dead, i'll stop riding bikes.

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#22 2020-01-15 9:30am

El Gecko
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Re: FBM is no more....

spyker wrote:

El Gecko wrote:

spyker wrote:

Oh well,to bad so sad,now potential customers won't get taken anymore.

You have been badmouthing FBM for years. Are you finally gonna man up and tell us what your problem is with them?

No beating around the bush. Tell us straight up.

PM sent.

Man up means post it publicly, for everyone to see. If the facts are true, prove it. All I see is more hearsay.


Relax.
Balance.
Focus.

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#23 2020-01-15 9:40am

spyker
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From: Havelock NC
Registered: 2009-11-19
Posts: 28145

Re: FBM is no more....

El Gecko wrote:

spyker wrote:

El Gecko wrote:


You have been badmouthing FBM for years. Are you finally gonna man up and tell us what your problem is with them?

No beating around the bush. Tell us straight up.

PM sent.

Man up means post it publicly, for everyone to see. If the facts are true, prove it. All I see is more hearsay.

You asked for it,now you got it.Don't like how I did it,oh well.


Made In Taiwan #1.....You Have Chosen Wisely!  Guaranteed Strength
Would you trust a fat ugly lazy drunk to weld up a frame that will be ridden hard?
$20 goes a long way here
violence solves everything!
never unarmed!
#VOGR
no fijindus

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#24 2020-01-15 9:40am

spyker
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From: Havelock NC
Registered: 2009-11-19
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Re: FBM is no more....

KuWa FS wrote:

spyker wrote:

El Gecko wrote:


You have been badmouthing FBM for years. Are you finally gonna man up and tell us what your problem is with them?

No beating around the bush. Tell us straight up.

PM sent.

lol

lollol


Made In Taiwan #1.....You Have Chosen Wisely!  Guaranteed Strength
Would you trust a fat ugly lazy drunk to weld up a frame that will be ridden hard?
$20 goes a long way here
violence solves everything!
never unarmed!
#VOGR
no fijindus

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#25 2020-01-15 9:45am

spyker
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From: Havelock NC
Registered: 2009-11-19
Posts: 28145

Re: FBM is no more....

When I found out how this company does business,I took off my mint condition FBM stem and replaced it with another.I refuse to represent anything from them.


Made In Taiwan #1.....You Have Chosen Wisely!  Guaranteed Strength
Would you trust a fat ugly lazy drunk to weld up a frame that will be ridden hard?
$20 goes a long way here
violence solves everything!
never unarmed!
#VOGR
no fijindus

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