Monday, February 27, 2012

Wood grain are you insane?

Destruction breeds creation. When something falls apart it leaves room for a new beginning and gives you the freedom to do your own thing. I have had many opportunities through my previous projects to rediscover the value and creative challenges that come with trying something different. Thankfully, that has helped me to integrate old and new materials with unique techniques to construct a truly bespoke ride.

My bicycle specifications are as follows:
-Chromoly vintage bike frame;
-Diatech Dirty Harry brake levers;
-Shimano Tiagra 4600 brake callipers;
-Shimano crank set;
-Tange forks;
-Brooks seat;
-Wood stick handle bar.
Bike against a wall mural in Leichardt Sydney.

Woodstick handle bar.

Close up of Brooks seat and wood grain paint work.

Special thanks to John Holloway from Cycle Stop for helping me with this Frankenstein build and Michael from AQUA DIP for the amazing paint job.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Jay-Z and Kanye's Maybach goes under the hammer for a good cause!

The wrecked Maybach from Kanye West and Jay-Z’s music video “Otis” is set to go up for auction. While the car may be a write off, don’t be so quick to give it the same treatment as the proceeds of this sale will go to the Save the Children foundation
The car will be auctioned off through Phillips de Pury & Company of New York on the 8th of March, in an attempt to raise awareness for the difficulties facing many East African families.

Scenes from Kanye and Jay-Z's "Otis" video clip.