Monday, May 20, 2013
"Cycles for Discerning Gentleman and Teenage Punks"
"Cycles for Discerning Gentleman and Teenage Punks." That is the descriptive slogan for Irish builders, Medaza and very much sums up their build design. After a quick visit to their website, I would describe their style as combination of eloquent and refined yet minimalistic and mechanical. Recently, they have won both the Irish and AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building competitions. The latter was which they were competing against 66 other bikes in the Freestyle class. Don Cronin and Michael O'Shea, the two Irish men responsible for this build created a one off frame for the single-cylinder, 1971 Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone 500 engine. They also hand made the aluminium bodywork and highly modified a V-Rod swingarm. As you can see from this most recent entry, Medaza is definitely not your cookie cutter bike shop. Of course, most bike shops are not catering to discerning gentlemen and teenage punks.