Long ago (2016) there was a jam in Arizona called the Prickly Pear Jam hosted by Mike Schmitt / Turf. At the time, the FGFS community was nearing extinction. Since events at the time were rare (still are), the whole community made it a point to get out there and join. After the event, Turf released this edit called Chain Gang. This was all of the street riding that went down during that weekend. The video was deleted a while ago but recently recovered, so here it is for your viewing pleasure once again, featuring a lot of familiar faces including Mike Schmitt, Jackson Bradshaw, Jimmy Watcha, Congo, Matt Reyes, Matt Spencer, Miguel Zendejas, Elliott Milner, Gus Molina, myself, and many more.
FIXED GEAR ARCHIVE
Jackson started a Youtube channel called Fixed Gear Archive to post old FGFS videos because Vimeo has been deleting a lot of history lately. Subscribe to it here! (Here’s Miguel’s old Anthem edit we made a while back that just got uploaded to the channel)
THE BIRTH OF BARCELONA (raws)
There was a lot of hype for our Barcelona trip video (Was meant to be called the Birth of Barcelona in honor of the legendary Death of Barcelona video from Grime / Zontrac) back when we took this trip in 2016. The question everybody has been dying to have answered: what happened to the video? To keep it brief, the trip organizer and filmer decided to hold on to the project and footage because it “wouldn’t be worth putting out”. Luckily though, I managed to take a lot of second angles and b roll from my camera along with Jackson being kind enough to lend me some of his footage. Thus, the Raw edit was born! This at least lets us share some of the fun times and cool tricks that went down during our 2016 trip (tons of more tricks happened though that aren’t included in this edit). To give some context for myself: this was my first time on a bike since my El Toro accident. My foot was nowhere near ready to ride but we booked the trip before that accident happened, so I went anyways. So my skills weren’t very sharp and my foot was delicate whenever i landed on it. Either way though, I still had a blast with these dudes and I reeeaally hope I can go back soon. Enjoy!
BIRTH OF BARCELONA | Photo Gallery
It now been over a year since myself, Penrose, Antonyo, Jackson, Evan, Zane, Nelson, Pedro, and Duarte all met up in Barcelona for an FGFS trip last year. While we’ve still barely seen any of the footage from it, I’ve been sitting on these pictures and decided to drop them. Hopefully we can see the trip edit soon. Some of the footage appeared in Good Times, but thats about it. Click below for the full set.
Mike Schmitt Capone Cardinal Promo
Mike Schmitt just dropped this short and sweet promo for his signature Capone Cardinal frame. Mike always keeps it interesting and sketchy (in a good way) with his riding making him one of the most exciting dudes to watch on a bike. Too good! Snag a Cardinal frame here!
Mash 2015 | Matt Reyes
2016 FGFS 26″ fixed gear 픽시트릭
THIS WAS FIRE. Dude coming out the woodworks from Korea. Serious back wheel control, that first trick blew my mind. Feeble 180 to however many keo spins. Fuck.
Ruff just dropped their second mixtape featuring the Ruff squad (Matt, Jacob, Jackson, and Elliott) and homies riding GC Bars. These 4 dudes make for such a sick technical team where you’ll see them running up to a spot and have no idea what they’re gonna pull. Don’t miss this one!
Jaka | Feeble
Solid feeble down this hubba from Jaka.
END FGFS 5th FILM
If you watch one thing today, make this it. The END FGFS dudes always go hard with the riding and the production value but they stepped their game up even further with this one and it made for one epic fucking video. Don’t miss it.