Hi, I’m Manu, a biking web developer. I’ve been writing on here since June 2002 about a bunch of different topics. My favorite posts are tagged with ✪.

Why “plothole.net”? As defined on wikipedia,

a plot hole, plothole or plot error is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story’s plot. Such inconsistencies include such things as illogical or impossible events, and statements or events that contradict earlier events in the storyline.

This definition suits my life pretty well.

Thanks for reading!

FBM Steadfast

When I ordered my previous frame, I went all-in, thinking it would be my last BMX. Thankfully life turned out differently, and at 38 I’m still riding a lot. So after 2 Haro bikes, 1 DK complete, 2 Standard frames, 2 S&M frames, I wanted to try an FBM frame. I naturally opted for their trails oriented frame, the Steadfast.

In its natural environment, at our local trails
In its natural environment, at our local trails
PartBrand / ModelDetails
FrameFBM Steadfast 2018
  • Top tube length: 21.5″
  • Headset: internal
  • Head tube angle: 74.25°
  • Head tube height: 127mm
  • Bottom bracket: mid
  • Bottom bracket height: 11-5/8″
  • Seat tube angle: 71°
  • Standover height: 9-1/4″
  • Rear end length: 13-3/4″ (slammed)
  • Dropouts: 3/8″
  • Dropout spacing: 110mm
StemOdyssey SXTN
  • Reach: 48mm
  • Rise: 33mm
BarsOdyssey Lumberjack XL
  • Rise: 9″
  • Width: 29″
  • Upsweep: 1°
  • Backsweep: 12°
Front hubProfile Elite
  • Holes: 36
  • Axles: 3/8″
Rear hubProfile Elite Cassette
  • Teeth: 9
  • Holes: 36
  • Axles: 3/8″
ForkOdyssey R32Dropouts: 3/8″
Front rimSun Big BallerHoles: 36
Rear rimSun Big BallerHoles: 36
SprocketOdyssey FangTeeth: 28
CranksOdyssey ThunderboltLength: 180mm
PedalsOdyssey OG PCPlastic
SeatTwenty WindPivotal
SeatpostAlienationPivotal
HeadsetOdysseyIntegrated
Front tireMerrit BF2.25
Rear tireMerrit BF2.25
Brake leverOdyssey Monolever
BrakeRevenge Industries
Brake cableOdyssey
GripsOdi Longneck
ChainOdyssey Bluebird
Special 25th anniversary badge
Special 25th anniversary badge
Rear view
Rear view

It rides awesome. Thanks FBM!