Posts Tagged ‘cruiser’

Stunning Swift.

August 4, 2010

When cycling my 12 mile cycle path route to work on my BMX overtaken by mountain bike’s, racers and folding bikes, I dreamed of owning an old school Hutch pro racer cruiser with skinny wheels and hard set gearing. The opportunity never arose, but I did end up getting a Freeagent cruiser set-up with skinnys and good gearing it was a gorgeous fast, bike. But after trying a mix of old and new cruisers, every cruiser I rode felt wrong, the top tubes too short, the chainstays too long, the bikes felt stodgy, with thick unnecessarily clumpy dirt tyres, but worst of all, they were difficult to manual or slow.
So I designed the Swift and thanks to Mark Noble at Deluxe on help with tried and tested quality manufacturing, the frame became a reality.

The swift rides with modern BMX geometry. So your body retains the same agile body position, to the floor, to your bars, to your rear axle as a modern BMX. With the added benefits of larger faster sleeker wheels.

The Swift also comes with limited edition graphics designed by type design legend Seb Lester.
Seb’s type design can be found everywhere, Intel logo found inside your PC, the New YorkTimes, GQ magazine.
Sebs client list is a who’s who of dream clients, and he’s recent breakout into type illustration has instantly created waves. Each letter is custom drawn for the Swift graphics.

Sh*t looks tight. Wish I had room ( money ) for another bike and especially another bike that looks like this!

More info over at Emer Bicycles.
Shouts to Lee for the heads up.

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Artists and Bikes.

November 27, 2009

Swiss Institute presents “Artists on Their Bicycles New York,” a 2010 Calendar, portraying twelve of today’s most famous artists on their bikes, as photographed by Lukas Wassmann. The roster is as follows: Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Collier Schorr, Ugo Rondinone, Richard Phillips, Amy Granat, Rainer Ganahl, Rita Ackermann, Aurel Schmidt, NN, Maurizio Cattelan, Ryan McGinley, Pierre Huyghe, David Byrne and Cindy Sherman. Limited to 500 numbered pieces.

Download the PDF of Artists on Bikes here.

Seen at Highsnob.

Ruined.

June 30, 2009

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Oh dear, what have we here?

Look at it… the whole front end should not be there. I give it just a few weeks before everything attached to the headtube gets completely rejected, just like this dude and when it does I really hope he posts pictures.

Fail.

Via 14.

Supreme x BMW

May 26, 2009

I saw the bike featured here a while back in or on the cover of an old Supreme look book and since that time I firstly forgot about the bike and then upon remembering it I struggled to find a picture of it anywhere, until now.
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Sometime back in 07 Supreme linked up with Brooklyn Machine Works to produce this one off ( ? ) 24″ wheel cruiser and just look at how sick it is. Forget the fact it has ‘Supreme’ written on the downtube this thing just oozes dopeness and it is exactly how I think a cruiser should look. Man those crispy amber wall Tiogas are the sh*t!

Nemesis Project x Disney Bloc 28 BMX

December 6, 2008

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For a better part of this year, Brad from bike crafter Nemesis Project has been hard at work with the folks over at Disney BLOC 28 in creating a special unit, largely based on the Disney’s first star – Mickey Mouse. Featuring Mickey’s color schemes of black, red, and yellow with details like laser-etched “Mickey’s Cross Gloves” patterns on the seat post and chainstay spreader as well as a custom made quilted seat. Along with the visual details, the Nemesis Project x Disney BLOC 28 – BMX Cruiser also incudes some of the best components on the market:

– NOS Gum Wall 24″ Tioga Comp III (3)
– Skyway Tuff Wheels
– Macneil BMX Conjoined Cranks (custom made & powder coated)
– KAPPA SUMO Bars
– DUO Grips,
– FLY Bikes Brakes and Headset
– Animal Pivotal Post
– Profile Seat Clamp
– Spanish BB Spacer Kit

The bike made its official debut on Monday, November 10th at a special launch event in in Downtown Los Angeles… So get on Ebay!
From Freshnessmag

Also check these Bloc 28 x New Era fitteds.
I like this…bloc28-fitted-baseball-cap-newera-59fifty_3
and this…
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