Most of the new school riders wont really know who FDM as a company are, who the man Steve Crandall is. You might have heard of the name FBM but only riders in their late 20’s+ will know what that brand really stood for, it was for the LOVE of BMX and nothing more. Even the name, FBM which is short for FAT BALD MAN, a dig at the coprate companies that tried to control BMX in the begining and still try till this day. It was this Brand that always made sure BMX will be free and im sure it will stay with their memory. Check out their videos below and get a feel of how awesome they where.
Although their doors are closed, im sure what Steve and his crew stood for will live on in the memories and riders they touched over the 17 years of producing Bike Parts. here is the full statement from them:
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, 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… (We jam econo!)
With the utmost gratitude.
So from from Behind Bars, we salute you Steve for reminding us how free and awesome BMX can be if we stick together as BMXers.