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March 10, 2008

Eric's Teardrop – by Josh Hadar


Can he build one for you?

Sandra Ballentine featured Hadar's bespoke bikes in yesterday's New York Times T Magazine, as follows:

    Reinventing the Wheels

    The sculptor Josh Hadar's hybrid-powered hot rods and superstreamlined pedal cruisers bring new meaning to the word "bespoke." He builds the bikes by hand in his Manhattan studio, a cinder-block two-car garage on Broome Street that he calls "one of the last vestiges of gritty, old-school SoHo." Each vehicle is designed according to its owner's body measurements and tricked out with more made-to-order accouterments than a Kilgour suit.

    Some models, like "Eric's Teardrop," [above and below], even have handblown glass gas tanks set inside steel rib cages. Plated in nickel, bronze, copper, gold and silver, the bikes cost from $12,000 to $35,000 and take up to three months to make. Details like eel-skin hub covers and seats, and hand-spun aluminum wheel covers are extra — but think of all the money you'll save on gas.


I find his prices unbelievably low.


If he doubled them demand would skyrocket.

March 10, 2008 at 03:01 PM | Permalink


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