A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Bikula

Sometimes you never know where a project might lead you. This old Elgin frame started out on a journey to become a Boardtracker. Click to enlargeWith the playful addition of a skirted rear fender draping the rear wheel like a cape, and two mountain bike handlebar extensions placed on the old handlebars like claws on a bat, the bike started to make a more sinister transformation.

Some flat black paint, and a couple of overbent chrome fork buttresses and the bike became positively gothic in character........A Norex leather seat from France provides a place for the Prince of Darkness to perch his boney butt as he pedals furiously about the night, Edwardian cape flapping in the breeze behind him.

Old Xav isn't going to dye his hair black and start wearing smudgy eyeliner anytime soon though......

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Mike Harbour said...

X:

I normally don't say anything about your bike posts, but this one ain't bad...still, it'd look much more "evil," if such a word can be used to describe a bicycle, if everything -- seat, spokes, chain, etc. -- were blacked out!

Mike Harbour
Helena, Montana

11:15 AM  
Blogger dropdownstairs said...

Hey you could have the metal diamond blacked!
also here is a bike box for Bikula
tinyurl.com/2khq54

I was also thinking it would be a good "coffee table" gift for the mayor of N.O.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Xavier,

Cool Bike!! I really enjoy your bike posts, as they are a really neat look at your creativity and vision.

Thanks for sharing! If it were me, I'd have done something with the front gear to make it more sinister, but I am not sure what.

That fender is a real eye catcher!

Steve

10:26 PM  

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