Tuesday, January 27, 2009

So What About This?


Uuuh, that's a pretty ugly bike, right? 

A horror hipster fixie conversion from the Fixed Gear Gallery or Velospace or somewhere. Bikesnob NYC would write something witty, yet quite nasty, about the fake arrospok stolen from some granny's wheelchair, those hipster cysts, the funky Paisley seat cover and all that. 

But what if I told you that the bike is actually on 20" wheels and converted from Italian children's mini-road bike? And that it was built for a five year old? You'd look again? 

4 comments:

T_M said...

It makes it somewhat cuter I suppose, but doesn't help that much.

Is that thing even rideable? From the angle of the camera shot it's somewhat difficult to believe the little tike wouldn't experience pedal, or even crank strike (against the ground)...

Anonymous said...

he has videos of his son riding it, kid loves it from what ive heard, and thats a real 20" aerospoke, pricey

T_M said...

heh, well that's good then... it was probably just perspective-warp caused by looking down on such a wee bike...

I'd love to see that video!

Anonymous said...

I actually already lost the page where I picked the photo from, somewhere at the tricktrack forums & I'm too lazy to look for it again. But yeah, those videos would be cool to see.

jussi