Flee, Sammy and Nikki… My three friends who all died within a week around this stupid holiday 3 years ago. Gone but not forgotten.
Edit: Also Boogie, Sammy’s dog also died that night in the fire that took him and Nikki…..
Miss you kids
You don’t see much modern “steampunk” stuff on here, because there’s not a lot of vehicles being made, although there are some. The core premise of steampunk is “let’s have the things around us be functional, made with craft, and of quality materials” not “let’s spray-paint modern, non-functional crap to look like it was functional, made with craft, and of quality materials” I like Rag and Bone because nothing is contrived- it still works as a bike, it has two outrigger wheels, a spare, and a fork with a spare rim. There is a PTO accessory mount on the back, cargo space, and a sound system. When he painted it, he didn’t just go out and get a rattlecan of copper and paint it like 99% of steampunks would have. Can we stop using that shit please?
Also very bad ass
I very much love this thing.
William “Wild Bill” Gelbke with “Road Dog”. Hero to bikers everywhere. When the Chevy Nova II was released with a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, he immediately envisoned an automatic motorcycle. At the time the only way to do that was to take the engine and tranny out of a Nova and make a motorcycle out of it. It was the world’s first. He put 20,000 miles on it in the first year. “Wild Bill” was killed by the police in a domestic dispute in 1978. This bike still exists, and was displayed at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry as late as 2001.