Two custom belt drive bikes recently caught our eye. The first is a wooden bike that won an art prize in California. The second is a stainless steel beauty built by our friends at 616 Bicycle Fabrication.
“We were able to figure out how to paint stainless steel, and keep it durable, which was no small feat,” says Aaron Joppe of 616 Fab in Michigan. “Our customer loves the Gates belt, which is tight, smooth and quiet. A killer rig that weighs under 18 pounds.”
Next up is AnalogOne, a wooden singlespeed mountain bike from artist Mike Pescok.It’s made from African Mahogany, Philippine Mahogany, Yellow Heart, and Finnish Birch Plywood.The top and down tube are hollow and the brake cable runs through the frame and exits behind the seat tube. “I utilized a BB92 standard bottom bracket shell and EC44 head tube. Total bike weight is 28 pounds and three ounces,” Pescok says.
The bike is on display at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, Calif., as part of the “A View From Within”
exhibit through October 26. Pescok’s bike won the juried prize from the chairman of the Art Department at California Lutheran University.