Meet Ed, the Art Bike Welder, whose pedal-powered Caravans and Frankenbike’s have become a fixture at Burning Man.
Need a handcrafted coat of Armour, lined with LED’s? How about a fully suspended Frankenbike, complete with mutant double frame, customized lattice forks, full suspension and a tractor seat? Ed’s your man.
Here he is, posing behind to one of his prior creations he rode during this year’s CycLAvia (http://ciclavia.wordpress.com/).
It’s both beautiful and functional: it maintains a perfect balance when lifted, and its beautifully crafted suspended front fork make the ride as smooth as a sunny Sunday. The bike caused many accidents, mainly between fellow bikers who couldn’t take their eyes off his ride.
Ed is taking charge on the initial frame tube bending for the first prototype- a non-articulated ergonomic study we hope to have completed within a matter of months.
Here, he poses with the first experiemental frame bend he’s done. It looks a lot like the smile on my face after seeing it in the flesh.
The tube is 12 gauge, to ensure strength; we plan to widdle down the weight once we get the geometry correct.
More to come!