Derringer Cycles created this magnificent road machine for Restoration Hardware. Honda built 50cc engine, kevlar reinforced racing tyres, copper rivets and many other beautiful detailing come together to create a very desire worthy bike; chiming back to a bygone era when motorcycles were first conceived. Check out their collection for other designs and perhaps imagine owning one of these custom creations.
Life, death, rebirth – if we’re honest, these are the things that interests us about retro bikes. The Autumn Epitaph bike certainly embraces a Frankenstein aesthetic with hand stitched leather trimmings and a questionable four low-profile wheel setup. Though I don’t normally post about bicycles on this blog this one certainly connects strongly with the custom motorbike scene, with the inverted handle bars, which I am quite sure are clubman handlebars usually gracing various cafe-racers. This bicycle smoulders with dark cheeky humour and is limited to only a 12 model run. Anyway, judge for yourself if this is art or a monstrosity. Either way, I’m glad there are people out there brave and crazy enough to build things like these.
Found on Uncrate.
This Renovo Bicycle is obviously not a motorcycle but there is something classic yet profound about a bicycle that is made of wood. Yes, wood! For anyone worried that a riding on wooden frame is dangerous, Renovo claim that…
The smoothest bike you’ll ever ride, stealth quiet, light and responsive, stiff as you want. Renovo hollow wood and laminated bamboo frames will forever change your understanding of what a bicycle should be, and how these natural materials can perform when designed to their strengths.
A stunning bike with lines as beautiful as any classic motorcycle. Not sure when we may see a wooden framed Kawasaki though.