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F-Stick (in memory of Corey Elliot)

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f-stick

chopped and flipped

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mavic/formula

mavic/formula

shimano rsx crank, shimano bb

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nashbar pedals and a red kmc z chain

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this bike has a story. i had this schwinn and i was building it up for a friend of mine who lived in Oakland (i live 200 miles south). he had never ridden a fixed gear before so i was going to build one up for him. i had the frame stripped and repainted and i stenciled f-stick on the top tube (he refered to himself as fuckstick or f-stick. you might see spraypaynted stencils of f-stick around the city of San Francisco on Capp St between 17th and 19th and other various places) . i emailed him a pic of the actual stencil but nothing else. he was excited. the frame was hung up to dry for a good week or so. then june 16th, 06 i got a call that my dear friend had passed away. bike unfinished. he only new what color it was and that there was an f-stick stencil on it. i finished the build a few days before his memorial service and brought it with me to show his family. i really wanted to give it to someone close to him but everyone said i should keep it. so i brought it back home with me. my bike has been out of commission so ive been riding the fuck out of the f-stick bike. so here it is. this frame is quite a bit too small for me and i will be taking it apart and hanging it on my wall soon. so here it is. he was so excited about it and i really wish he could have ridden it.

People who friended this bike courage and a brick, ameliasultana, LuvCumsInSpurts

my friend corey

he was one of my bestest friends, certainly a "forever friend," as his mom called me. i knew him since we were 13 years old, and he had an extremely tumultuous and healing part in my life. some days i think of his memory lovingly, some days i'm just pissed off that he's gone. i didn't even know until 2 years after the fact.

he and mugsy had stayed with me in santa cruz for a week a bit after his surgeries, and it was one of the best times we'd ever had together. he was the happiest i'd ever seen him! i even got to help remove a couple stitches from his chest. we drank and smoked and he introduced me to stenciling. we even saw a psychic together with some interesting and very personal results.

corey will always be my forever friend. i feel him walking beside me and making me laugh still. and when i cry, as i am right now because of missing him so much, i still feel him here with me.

anyone who knew him was blessed (and maybe a bit cursed) with his huge amazing spirit. i cherish all the silly notes he wrote to me in junior high. he wasn't fond of rereading them, but i am, and i do. the tears and smiles are some of my most deeply felt.

Thanks.

I was really really missing Corey (I was his neighbor-friend) on Alice Street when he died; and googled "fstick" knowing nothing would come up.
This did.
Thank you so much.
This makes me sad, and happy and still emotional. Every day.
We hung out daily for months, bombed on everything, made art, got stoned, and drank PBR.
I couldn't bring myself to go to the memorial after I found out that his mother threw out all the art that we were in the process of.
AND MUGSY!

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great story..

great story..

and sadly a true one =/

and sadly a true one =/



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