FIT Bike Co. WIFI

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.

Albert saw, like many others, the beauty behind the Freeman project’s US$1,910 price tag but didn’t agree with paying such a price for the handmade aesthetic. So when he moved to LA and was contemplating how to best kit out his new FIT WIFI frame, he decided to add his own ‘freehand’. The result was a clean cut, metal ride with a personal touch.

The Gloss Clear WIFI does a good job of showing off the high temperatures used to create a frame from raw steel tubes. Albert selected complementary parts: a polished S&M stem, chrome Primo bars, Fit cranks, a pewter Mosh Digital 2 sprocket and a superb LEH SPLY & MFG saddle. The finishing touch is Albert’s own hand-painted insignia on the head tube. Big thanks to Alberto for the story.

FIT Bike Co. WIFI
FIT Bike Co. WIFI
FIT Bike Co. WIFI
FIT Bike Co. WIFI
FIT Bike Co. WIFI
FIT Bike Co. WIFI
FIT Bike Co. WIFI
FIT Bike Co. WIFI

  • Personally, this bike isn’t my taste. Is it called “WIFI” becuase it lacks any brake or derailleur cables? And the seat angle makes me think that the rider’s posterior is going to slide down into the moving rear tire. That would be one hell of a skid mark.

    • haha good point about the lack of cabling.

      also, that’s why there’s white tires, to lessen the incidence of skidmarks.

    • Sebastian

      I can’t tell if this is just a brilliant troll, but….

      It’s a BMX bike, dude. None of them have derailleurs because BMX bikes are, by definition, single speed, and about half of the BMX world rides brakeless bikes.

      Also, the seat isn’t there to ride around sitting down.

  • Lix Bacskay

    Stunning example of a sophisticated new school build. LOVE IT. Particularly loving the trend toward raw/clear-coat contemporary BMX frames at the moment, and the parts selection here really makes it shine. 🙂