A few years ago, Freemans Sporting Club, all-American-made clothier and providore, and the sadly-defunct Freeman Transport collaborated on a ‘townie’ that raised the ire of both fashionistas and velo-spotters alike. Like most things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder but it did, however, provide the inspiration for a completely different interpretation of bicycle: Albert Ocampo’s FIT Bike Co. WIFI.

A few years ago, Freemans Sporting Club, all-American-made clothier and providore, and the sadly-defunct Freeman Transport collaborated on a ‘townie’ that raised the ire of both fashionistas and velo-spotters alike. Like most things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder but it did, however, provide the inspiration for a completely different interpretation of bicycle: Albert Ocampo’s FIT Bike Co. WIFI.

Old school BMX flaunting Skyways. I had black ones, with white tyres.

Old school BMX flaunting Skyways. I had black ones, with white tyres.

In 2012, S&M Bikes celebrated their 25th anniversary of manufacturing US-made BMX frames and components. Not a bad innings. Formed from the initials of Chris Moeller and Greg Swingrover, the company is responsible for bringing into reality some of the most iconic bikes the sport has seen, including the flatland Sabbath frame. The Intrikat is the latest iteration of that frame.

In 2012, S&M Bikes celebrated their 25th anniversary of manufacturing US-made BMX frames and components. Not a bad innings. Formed from the initials of Chris Moeller and Greg Swingrover, the company is responsible for bringing into reality some of the most iconic bikes the sport has seen, including the flatland Sabbath frame. The Intrikat is the latest iteration of that frame.

It featured me, Radical Rick, lol I begged for this magazine every time we went to Kroger's

It featured me, Radical Rick, lol I begged for this magazine every time we went to Kroger's

The legends of Scott Breithaupt, Perry Kramer and SE Bikes are intrinsically woven into the annals of BMX history. While Scott has been declared the ‘Undisputed Founding Father of BMX‘, Perry lends his name to one of the most popular BMX models that’s still being produced: the P.K. Ripper.

The legends of Scott Breithaupt, Perry Kramer and SE Bikes are intrinsically woven into the annals of BMX history. While Scott has been declared the ‘Undisputed Founding Father of BMX‘, Perry lends his name to one of the most popular BMX models that’s still being produced: the P.K. Ripper.


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The legends of Scott Breithaupt, Perry Kramer and SE Bikes are intrinsically woven into the annals of BMX history. While Scott has been declared the ‘Undisputed Founding Father of BMX‘, Perry lends his name to one of the most popular BMX models that’s still being produced: the P.K. Ripper.

The legends of Scott Breithaupt, Perry Kramer and SE Bikes are intrinsically woven into the annals of BMX history. While Scott has been declared the ‘Undisputed Founding Father of BMX‘, Perry lends his name to one of the most popular BMX models that’s still being produced: the P.K. Ripper.

If you’re like me and think BMX Bandits is still Nicole Kidman’s best work, you’ll also appreciate this Healing Freestyler. Healing was New Zealand’s sister company to Australia’s Malvern Star — manufacturer of virtually every Aussie’s first bike and the bike that got Nicole’s career rolling.

If you’re like me and think BMX Bandits is still Nicole Kidman’s best work, you’ll also appreciate this Healing Freestyler. Healing was New Zealand’s sister company to Australia’s Malvern Star — manufacturer of virtually every Aussie’s first bike and the bike that got Nicole’s career rolling.

The BMX is intentionally overbuilt to withstand the rigors of their intended purpose, so manufacturers tread a fine line between structural integrity and usability. Joe Stevenson decided to test the limits of the Eastern Bikes Grim Reaper — with some impressive results.

The BMX is intentionally overbuilt to withstand the rigors of their intended purpose, so manufacturers tread a fine line between structural integrity and usability. Joe Stevenson decided to test the limits of the Eastern Bikes Grim Reaper — with some impressive results.

Maxime Bimar is a Deluxe BMX team rider who gets plenty of airtime at the local trails around his southern French hometown of Peynier. The Sacre Bleu is his signature frame — a serious frame for serious riders and, as described on the Deluxe website, it’s built to roast.

Maxime Bimar is a Deluxe BMX team rider who gets plenty of airtime at the local trails around his southern French hometown of Peynier. The Sacre Bleu is his signature frame — a serious frame for serious riders and, as described on the Deluxe website, it’s built to roast.

My finished 1979 Koizumi Madison Taipan - Skyway Tuffs, Takagi cranks, CyclePro pedals, Race Inc bars, Kashimax seat, Dia Compe 890 brakes. © Lix Bacskay 2012 www.lixbmx.com

My finished 1979 Koizumi Madison Taipan - Skyway Tuffs, Takagi cranks, CyclePro pedals, Race Inc bars, Kashimax seat, Dia Compe 890 brakes. © Lix Bacskay 2012 www.lixbmx.com

In 1988, Ron Wilkerson was the points leader in the American Freestyle Association (AFA) pro ramps class. Halfway through his run, he crashed while performing his trademark trick — a no-footed, no-handed ‘Nothing Air’. It was a disastrous accident which left Ron in a two-week coma, but it motivated him to leave his lucrative Haro sponsorship deal and realize his dream of starting his own BMX business: Wilkerson Airlines.

In 1988, Ron Wilkerson was the points leader in the American Freestyle Association (AFA) pro ramps class. Halfway through his run, he crashed while performing his trademark trick — a no-footed, no-handed ‘Nothing Air’. It was a disastrous accident which left Ron in a two-week coma, but it motivated him to leave his lucrative Haro sponsorship deal and realize his dream of starting his own BMX business: Wilkerson Airlines.

BMX Bikes From the 80s | RAINER'S BIKE SHOP +++ Raw 80s BMX Old School Parts

BMX Bikes From the 80s | RAINER'S BIKE SHOP +++ Raw 80s BMX Old School Parts

1980's Vintage Redline BMX Bike. I wanted one of these so bad. Then in 2007, I finally got my Redline!

1980's Vintage Redline BMX Bike. I wanted one of these so bad. Then in 2007, I finally got my Redline!

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