^ Before and after. (I'll update this pic everytime the build progresses.) How it all started... A few months ago while I was taking out the trash at work I spotted this 26" Gazelle city/mountainbike in the scrap metal dumpster. The backwheel was locked but also crooked. I'm too shy for being much of a dumpsterdiver and left a few in the passed but this one I just couldn't pass up. It's just a low-end bike but seemed pretty well put together. Except for the back wheel everything was straight and tight with just some surface rust on the usual spots like chainrings and chain. To take it home I had to unscrew the lock and the backwheel all together and threw that back into the dumpster. Oh, I took home the pink fenders a week earlier because my brother needed some. ^ I thought this chainring cap looked cool in a way but I discovered it was cracked at home. ^ Because I was missing the backwheel I brought one with me the following week. Except... it was a front wheel. So the axle was too small for the back. I put it in the front and, allong with a lot of elbow grease, not to mention buckets of blood sweat and tears, I managed to get the original front wheel in the back. ^ Inspiration will be a combination of hotrods and racingbicycles from the 30's 40's and 50's. Eventually it's going to have the same vibe as the illustration I did for Customized Magazin: A simple, back to basic, no frills, singelspeed singlebrake hotrodbike.