Friday, August 27, 2010
Standard Byke visit.....................
...........so I have been posting a lot of features about all the killer people, bands, companies that are contributing and showing up for our DBX3 extravaganza. Luckily I had a chance to get over to Davenport Iowa and visit Rick Moliterno of Standard Byke Company today. It was a good day for a ride that's fo sho, and I had yet to get out and see the inside workings of a BMX company that has been providing the BMX scene and all of my buds with the strongest fucking bykes on earth for a lot of years.
Well First stop was Goodtimes, Standards killer skate and bmx shop downtown on Locust. Talked to Ryan for a good while about what is going on in the chop scene and showed him various blogs, websites (hoppermag.com), and pics/vids that the kustom kulture has to offer to the unknown soul. He was quick to say the shit everyone is putting out is fucking rad and I was like "I know right" haha. So after a few of shooting the shit about the new props vid "Props Vol. 1398", Vans shoes and our gig I got the directions down to the Standard Fab Shop.
Thanks to Rick I got the grand tour of his shop, tools, and process. He also was kind enough to let me see one of his skilled employees go through the steps of putting together a new STA frame for a loyal Standard customer.......I got some good pics and would like to give you a background of Standard Byke Co. So I grabbed this history info off of standardbyke.com, look for these guys at our show and be sure to check out the website asap!!!!!!!!!!
About SBC Mission
Our mission is to bring the highest quality, most technologically advanced products to the world of BMX and Freestyle and stay true to the principals Standard was founded on: Quality, Integrity, Pride, Made in the USA.
Founded in 1991 in Davenport, Iowa, Standard Byke Company was conceived out of the down turn in quality of BMX products being produced in the late 1980’s. The Standard philosophy was to create quality products, made in the USA and back them up with riders who knew and used the products on a daily basis. Thus creating an environment in the industry that had never been seen before, a company that rode, tested and improved on its product line on a monthly, weekly sometimes daily basis for the improvement of the product and the advancement of the company; for the good of the sport.
Early on, Standard tried to move ahead of the pack and add some innovations to the sports or BMX and freestyle. In 1992, the Bicycle MotoCross frame, and soon to follow STA, were the first BMX production frames to utilize the threadless fork/stem combo thus changing the industry over night, forever. Innovations in production, design, marketing, advertising and promotion fueled by one the most epic teams in the history of the sport, Standard thrived and grew and dominated.
As the industry changes, the focus of the company has been adapted to met the demands of an ever changing industry. In 2007, the Standard Manufacturing facility was opened in Davenport, Iowa. Bringing all production in house has allowed Standard to change the industry once again by offering customers an “On Demand” option to create their own custom frames as well as still innovate and adapt production frames to meet the needs of the modern riders.
"Rick fucking rules" Cycle Nazi
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