Tuesday, September 11, 2012

SOLD - AMC Beach Cruiser

This mid-to-late 70's AMC Beach Cruiser has a new owner, Jodi, seen in the picture above with her husband. This bike has one of the most interesting frames I've ever seen on a beach cruiser. Enjoy rolling through the streets of Butler, PA, Jodi!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Just a Little Blog Love

Just a Little Blog Love was the title of a wonderfully encouraging email I got earlier this week...

"I found your blog while surfing google trying to find information about an old Huffy 10 speed, "The Wind," I procured recently. The hit was upon the post about the vintage Huffy Omni you did for a client. From there I read every post in your blog.  I just wanted to say I love what you do and the project bikes you've worked on. Having come across all kinds of forums that call a lot of the old bikes (Free Spirits, Huffy's, Ross) junk, and making fun of people who ride those work horses proudly, your work is incredibly refreshing. I love my "crappy old 10 speed" and would love to see more people riding these vintage gems and fixing them up as you do. Keep up the incredible work and I hope to see more post from you as the year plays out." - Melissa C.

So, I'm going to crack open a beer and raise a toast to all the "people who ride those work horses proudly."

I just found this picture on my phone. It's from New Year's night 2012. We were walking back from a ridiculous party that was held inside of an old warehouse in Bushwick. It was around 2 a.m. and revelers were pouring into the streets. As we rounded the corner, I saw this gentleman, politely waiting for the traffic light to turn green. I flagged him down and we talked for a bit. I can't remember his name but I do recall that he was from France. He had just left a party and stopped by a bodega to grab a few groceries before heading home for the night. Another great example of combining style and function on an old bicycle.