Many things are wrong with the nation’s capital, but the custom bike culture isn’t one of them.
In the fourth issue of Built we celebrate the custom bike scene in London with a visit to the iconic Bike Shed in Shoreditch to catch up with founder, Dutch, to hear about the first 12 months of the company’s new HQ. We visit Vagabond, a bike-friendly tattoo studio in Hackney and while we’re there, stop for coffee at Dark Arts and Black Skulls – a mongrel of a clothing shop, workshop and bike club that lurks unseen in the backstreets of the East End. We meet the girls of the VC Shop (just don't ask them what it stands for) and we pop over to Krazy Horse and check out their latest custom builds.
Macco Motors in Spain show us their latest Hinckley Triumph effort and Indian show us the builds that their dealers have been creating.
There’s a show report from the Revival Cycles Show in Texas and we get the heads up on Deus Ex Machina’s 2017 clothing range.