Watch Jackson answer some questions!
Watch Jackson answer some questions!
Quite possibly the most recognizable face in the Fixed Gear scene, Andy Sparks is an outspoken man with vast amounts of fixed gear knowledge and skill. Being in the scene for almost 10 years now, Andy knows a thing or two about the “sport”. Here we gave him a chance to talk about himself and spread some fixie knowledge to the new generation of fixed gear kids. Buckle up, cause this just might be our best interview yet. Big thanks to Andy for being down to share his thoughts and thanks to Slumworm for providing essentially all the photos, we here at SMC are honored! If you aren’t already, follow Andy on IG @lolandysparks . The Andy Sparks interview is here, enjoy:
We got the man himself, Kareem Shehab, to answer some questions about himself to get to know him a little better in this edition of GTK. Well known veteran for his legendary FGFS videos (Death Pedal, BMH, Southern Safari), his skills on the blades, his huge grinds, and his bike company Master Bike Co, Kareem Shehab is a jack of all trades and certainly deserves to get a little more about himself shared with the world. If anything, we’re the ones who don’t deserve this man’s time and attention. Personally, I used to idolize this man and dreamed of meeting him one day, so being able to interview him is truly humbling. He’s seen this tiny FGFS community start from it’s roots and continues to be a driving force of content and components to keep the scene going. Here is, the Kareem Shehab interview:
(Photo by Devin Tolman)
Name: Josh Silva
Hometown: San Leandro,ca
How long have you been riding FGFS?
I started riding Fgfs in 2012.
What got you into riding?
I was riding bmx and working at area cycles in Castro valley, I watched Fgfs start coming up and wanted to play around with it. Next thing you know it’s the only bike I own.
Who’s your favorite FGFS Rider?
Id say either Andy sparks ⚡️ or Gus Molina. Two ogs I’m proud to call homies.
Fruit or Vegetables?
Veggies all day
La Croix or Gatorade?
Gatorade, I’m a simple man haha.
How was your recent trip to Portland?
Portland was so rad, spots were everywhere and nobody had any issues with us riding really. Felt really good to get away from life and just ride again.
Quick, hit me with a memorable moment.
Definitely back flopping into The Bay during Super Bowl Sunday 2016 😩 (Relive it HERE)
We all know you got that balance, and a way with the ladies, but what would you consider to be the “Josh Silva Signature” move?
Well everybody in the Fgfs world knows me for my hang fives. So I’d have to say that’s me haha.
Favorite trick on flat ground.
Favorite riding shoes?
Chrome Industries – 415 workboots
Plans for the future?
Honestly I have big dreams just like a lot of people my age, I just want to ride bikes,work hard, travel, make good money, have fun and take care of the people that take care of me.
It’s been a while since we’ve done a GTK Interview, but what better way to get the ball rolling again than with a legend like Gus Molina. Insanely talented graphic designer by day, Fixed Gear superstar by night (and weekends), get to know Gus Molina below. Photos by Dave Beard and Matt Reyes.
Fixed Talks, a fixed gear specific website that covers all spectrums of fixed gear bikes, conducting interviews with tons of different people throughout the industry, hit me up for an interview to get to know more about how and why we do what we do. Stoked on the opportunity guys. Check out the interview here!
Kai with The FG CN was recently in Arizona and had a chance to interview Matt Spencer, Mike Schmitt, and Steven Jensen asking them different questions about FGFS and why they ride. This says trailer, so I’m not sure if there’s gonna be more. But either way, it’s sick to hear some wise words from a few of the pioneers of FGFS.
Our second interview of the GTK interview series goes to Mike Schmitt. Who is Mike Schmitt? You’d have to have been living under a rock for the past 6 years to not know who Mike Schmitt is. Unorthodox FGFS killer, graphic designer, mastermind behind Turf Bikes, and a driving force behind FGFS as a whole since its beginnings. Get to know him below after the jump.
Jackson Bradshaw is a man of many talents. His graphic design and animation work gets him jobs and makes him Vine famous, his filming and editing are always high quality, he’s the mastermind behind FOAD, and our favorite of all, he fucking kills it on a bike. Here’s the first of our new “GTK” (Get To Know) Interview series.