While enjoying a few afternoon libations at Bodega's in Columbus Ohio's Short North district, I kept noticing this bike zipping up and down High Street. I eventually caught up with the bike, and it's owner, Pelham. Pelham has put a lot of TLC in to this rebuilt machine. He started with a vintage Raleigh frame, built in the original Nottingham factory. He borrowed the fenders from another old bike, and added a brown leather Brook's saddle and matching hand grips. The track bars and headlight add a distinguished touch to the front end. Pelham had the frame powder coated and to protect the finish, he fashioned elk skin washers to provide a buffer between the hardware and the fresh paint. That is dedication, my friends. Cheers, Pelham!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This is Ian. We met him at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Ian rode his vintage Schwinn single speed all the way from Michigan. As the festival wrapped up on Sunday, Ian looked for a little help in getting back home.