The Original Babe

Bike: Honda CB550
Builder: Seaweed and Gravel
Guest Photographer: @danyfr
Location: Wynwood, Miami

 

The Brawler

 

The Original Babe. “Luke’s Bike”. Build one. Coined many different names but they all circle back to the genesis of what would become Seaweed & Gravel.

Dirty Building

Story goes that the fellas at S&G were looking for builders and Brady Young rolled up with the concept for what would become the signature aesthetic of their bikes. Built with little better than spare parts and duct tape this “dirty” build would set the bare bone frame aesthetic with the now famous (or infamous to disgruntled builders) triangle.

Strips & Changes

Dropped to its absolute lowest, the bike is not very comfortable at all. Hit any variance on the road and you’ll feel the hit, but boy does she look the part.

The engine runs smoothly. The ignition has been removed. She fires up on the first try. Mechanically she is everything you would hope for.

Overall thoughts:

Beautiful piece to own given its history and styling.

 

The Threads

Post Disclaimer: I’m not a billboard, nor do I get paid for reviewing these brands. I wear what I wear. I mention them only to anticipate the questions of where everything is from. I’ll let you know if that ever changes and I become like Roger Federer. 

Windowpane is a thing of beauty. There’s no better way to flip everyone off in a subtle way than sporting a windowpane jacket. It lets the world know you like to be loud in the most sophisticated traditional way.

This particular coat was made by Alexander Nash in NYC. A rarity since it is off the peg and they are not one to regularly produce those type of items. It fits me rather well and for $1200 it is a free floating canvas bargain.

 

Details

Shirt: Sproos | Great fit for RTW, best value for those of you on a budget.

Suit: Alexander Nash | Great fit for RTW.

Shoes: Suit Supply | Great Monks.

Gloves: Zara | I’m just as surprised as you are.

Eyewear: DiRocco | Carbon fiber eyewear, need I say more?

Helmet: Biltwell | The helmet comes black, I did the art myself.

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