I went to the Bike Shed event in Shoreditch in London today. It was an outing for my red custom bike, Tradewinds. I met a few friends there, so what better way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon.
Part bike display, part art show, it was a small but busy event that showed off custom bikes. Most of the bikes were old and had been modified on a budget. No high-end expensive bikes here, which was refreshing.
A few pictures from the event, all taken on a camera phone….
Many café racers….
A nice BMW café racer….
A Triumph with extended forks and a hard seat….
A lovely bobber….
Nice air intake….
An unusual JAP engine in a Harley-Davidson frame….
Um, some sort of a bastard bike….
Old and dirty….
My favourite bike at the event. I am looking for an engine like this right now, for a new custom bike project I have in mind….
Goggles and gloves….
I met this guy, Martin, sketching away and was impressed by his art….
My friend Paul, as ever, taking pictures….
I think they may need to find somewhere bigger for next year.....