There’s plenty of steel frames scattered through the pages of Cycle EXIF that have been purposely left in their raw state. Traces of oxidization and evidence of their construction provide an honest contrast for textures such as leather, chrome and colored rubber or plastic. In fact, paint has no place on this BMX frame, engineered to be repeatedly beaten against concrete, dirt and metal.
Sweden’s Mike Frisk contracted Solid Bikes in California to assemble a frame according to Mike’s CAD drawings, a skill he mastered while studying an Industrial Design degree. Mike has been heavily involved with the Swedish BMX scene for the past 8 years, designing skate parks and various components which he makes available through his own business, Fortytwobmx.
Mike’s frame acts a test vehicle for his products, such as the LP sprocket and LP guard, CNC machined from aircraft-grade 7075 T6 aluminum. The stem is also a Fortytwobmx prototype, designed to increase the height of the handlebar, more than your average front-loader. All items are available via the Fortytwobmx website. Thanks to Mike Frisk for the photos.