This blog is quickly giving itself over to bicycle-related themes, and I would be concerned, were it not for the fact that the kind of looks and fashion I want to highlight seems to be inextricably linked to biking transport and lifestyle. The weekend provided a number of opportunities to explore both, as I came across much worthy of documenting – enough to break them up into two post.
The first encounter took place outside a local market, where I came upon a trio of bikers about to embark on a bonfire and picnic at a local city woods. Upon further examination, it became clear that I was looking at a singular bicycle, a bespoke frame created by its rider with assists from his two companions for wood and metal work, and has just hung out his own shingle as Banjo Bicycles:
Designer Ahren is creating bikes to fit the rider, from a variety of materials that he fashions together himself. His friend fashioned the wooden fenders, and the bike is outfitted with leather and metal accents.
Check out the Banjo site for more information about what Ahren is doing with his handmade bicycles, and see Kara Ginther’s for more information about her designs on Brooks saddles.