“Scraper” bikes

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Brian comes through with a great tip, something I at least knew nothing about. Evidently this is an Oakland thing: Kids who customize their bikes (as in bicycles) in an aesthetic inspired by “scraper” (basically a kind of low-rider with the sort of styling I’m used to seeing on donks) cars. Thus things like Oreo wrappers get incorporated, if the look is right. This isn’t really mutant-bike stuff (yes, yes, I know there’s been a lot of DIY bike customizing for years), it’s more about the look. Anyway some of these creators showed up at the Maker Faire and there’s a Make Q&A here. There’s more info in this YouTube video, also courtesy of Brian. (So Brian: Thanks!)