Sunday, September 6, 2009
We like well crafted things here at BTCAW. Hell, we appreciate the time, the effort and the passion that goes into fine work, whether it's a good cup of Joe or a beautifully engineered building. And while the peeps over at Core 77 have amazing taste and talent, I can't help but take a look at their latest collaborative venture and think, "Really? A $1,600.00 beach cruiser? Really." Sure the details are tight, and I wish I built myself one, but a Brooks Saddle on a fucking beach cruiser? A city beach cruiser. I think I get the joke.
Y'know what's even funnier? Some douche-bag Trustafarian dropping 16 Benjies on this beached whale and cruising around Bushwick like he's still riding around the campus up at Antioch while some strung-out, out of work construction worker leaps out of the shadows and jacks his ass and turns around and sells me the bike for 40 bucks -- because even a crackhead knows a beach crusier isn't worth more than that.
It's like building a rickshaw out of Agarwood and Ebony and pawning them off on the producers of this video as $5,000.00 Richshaws . Holy shit, I'm onto something... thanks Core 77!