Friday, October 30, 2009


Donate Bikes to Kids in West Africa

Bicycles for Education, a group that lists its mission as promoting gender equality and community empowerment in Togo, West Africa, seeks bicycle donations to benefit students there.
Students in Togo walk up to 20 miles a day to attend school, and dropout rates in rural areas are more than 90 percent for girls, according to the group.
For more information click here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

SOLD - 1970's Mens Western Flyer Ten Speed

I found this Western Flyer ten speed tucked away in the back of a Goodwill. It was in solid shape despite the usual flat tires and rust. The biggest problem was the disgusting array of cartoony faux cowboy western decals that were plastered all over the bike. After removing the decals, I found even more rust and removing that rust totally ruined the original paint. Here's what I had to work with:

I already had a buyer for the bike so I decided to do a custom paint job in colors that I knew he liked. The cream/hunter green frame compliments the brown leather seat and hand grips perfectly. New tubes, tires, and a tune up had it ready to ride. The bike is pictured above with its buyer and can now be seen cruising the streets of Lancaster, Ohio.


Thursday, October 22, 2009


The gang at Metrofiets in Portland have built what is quite possibly the most amazing bike, EVER! Working kegs, built in bar top, and a sound system. A mobile party! Check out the full story here.