“Scraper” bikes

Posted by Rob Walker on May 22, 2010
Posted Under: DIYism

Via Make Mag, click for more.

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!)

Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

Reader Comments

These guys are amazing — good story from my town!

Written By Susan on May 23rd, 2010 @ 4:19 pm


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