full-frame-collective:

We all have our secrets.  Brooklyn has Rosko, Santa Barbara has Stinner and those of us in SF, by the good graces of the fog and hills, have Falconer Cycles

A Bay Area native, whose decades of kicking up dirt and grime on and off the road, have led him to a relaxed but energized life of making custom steel frames. From 26” cruiser to 26” mtb crusher, cargo to cross (and really whatever you want to ride), his TIG welded works are always a breath of fresh air.

Cam’s frame have a simple, subtle beauty that is as natural as the steel they’re built with.  Absent of fancy lugs, with an emphasis on function before form, a Falconer is made to be race ready or to explore that fire road which was previously impassable.

Cycling in the Bay Area is notoriously homegrown and DIY.  Pioneers making it work for themselves and in turn, creating a culture that is inherently as strong and pure as the creators themselves. Cameron falls under this category.  A humble and intelligent individual who’s craft has been honed but by no means is he done growing.  Like the exact machines he uses, Cam always measures twice and cuts once, but the difference is that not one of his cuts is ever the same.

full-frame-collective:

Memories of Messenger Mansion Pt. 1

From 2009-2012, in the heart of the Mission, there was a place that saw some of SF’s fastest and dirtiest scumbags pass through its doors and pass out on its floors.

This place was the Messenger Mansion and while it served as home and hostel too many messengers, it was also the original HQ of TCB Courier.

Here in two parts is a look back at what time I spent inside its walls.

buffaloa:

The rack life essentials.

buffaloa:

The rack life essentials.

full-frame-collective:

Kyle Rail Hop to Bank - San Francisco, CA - Mamiya 645pro - Kodak Portra 400 - Arthur Alvarez
Follow up to the spotcheck the other day posted on the Full Frame Instagram. Kyle aka Cubby was generous enough to take me out and trick / coach on the finer points of strobing bmx shots. It was a fun evening and I’m already loading up my Mamiya with portra to get back out and learn more.

full-frame-collective:

Kyle Rail Hop to Bank - San Francisco, CA - Mamiya 645pro - Kodak Portra 400 - Arthur Alvarez

Follow up to the spotcheck the other day posted on the Full Frame Instagram. Kyle aka Cubby was generous enough to take me out and trick / coach on the finer points of strobing bmx shots. It was a fun evening and I’m already loading up my Mamiya with portra to get back out and learn more.