I’m not going to lie, Keith Treanor is one of my favorite dudes in Bmx. Big heart. True passion for bmx. And still continues to shred. And shred really hard.
He and Colony Bmx are on board to support the Spot Roast this year. We want to thank them for being down for the cause…and you very well might see Keith at one of the five stops in 2015.
Here’s a couple words I had with him last month on things bmx related. Enjoy.
Name: Keith Treanor Age: 43 Current Residence: Vista,CA
1. It’s been well over a year since you were put in the position to run Colony’s distributor here in the states. After visiting (which was quite impressive), it seems things are dialed in and moving along smoothly. Considering it seems you’re now set in a routine, what continues to motivate you?
Yes, as of this Q/A Colony’s U.S. Distro has been up & running one full year, mid October will mark one full year since we received our first container of product and began shipping to shops/mail orders around the country. We started out as the exclusive distributor for Colony & Division Brands, we have since added Total BMX Brand to the growing line up. I have a great working relationship with company owner Clint Millar, he does everything he can do from his office in Australia, while my routine consists of sales, shipping/receiving and multiple other duties required in running a full distribution company. All of the different job duties actually keep me very motivated, it is a lot of hard work and often times very frustrating dealing with multiple people who all require individual attention to address their needs but that is what keeps it interesting. I can honestly say I enjoy my job and working in the often dramatic & opinionated world of BMX.
2. You’re pretty on top of the vintage bmx scene. But instead of coming from a bike collecting angle, it seems you’re way more into the printed history. What are the top three finds you’ve collected recently?
Freestylin’ Magazine is definitely my favorite right now, I started collecting them again a few months ago, buying them on eBay and some friends like Dennis Toyoda, Jason Enns, RadBMX Dave have all hooked me up with some gems. I believe there was a total of 53 issues printed, I only have twenty more to go before my collection is complete. The very first issue of Freestylin’ is the biggest influence for my love of BMX.
Homeboy Magazine is also a great recent find. That mag was very cool, it bridged the gaps between BMX, Skateboarding & Music. All of which still get me stoked today.
Action Magazine is possibly the coolest recent find, not only because it was a great magazine from Wizard Publications but because my dude Shad Johnson gave it to me. Shad Rules, I highly recommend checking out his site www.snakebitebmx.com
3. I know Jam Chowda is coming up at the end of the month and you’re heading out to the east coast: Might we see you at one of the FL-Bmx stops in 2015?
I’m looking forward to Jam Chowda, that is going to be fun. There is definitely a strong possibility that I’ll make it to one of the FL-BMX comps next year, I may even convince Clint Millar to come with me. It would be such an honor for us to ride with some of the BMX greats like yourself (Matt Coplon), Rob Nolli, Dave Brumlow and all the Florida Bad Asses!