Amsterdam, please Pimp My Bike!

I appeared on the November issue of Amsterdam Magazine, a 50.000 copies, English-speaking monthly!

Have you ever heard of MTV’s program “Pimp my Car”? If so, you’ll know what I’m going to talk about: my beloved city bike has been fully pimped! Here’s the link to the full article, at page 53!

In this regular column, the Magazine takes care of Amsterdam’s most beloved bicycles, giving them a full clean-up and an aesthetic boost, in collaboration with selected visual artist. I chose “flamboyant red muscle cars of the 70’s” as theme. My bike ended up in the hands of Jovana Tokic, who fashioned her up like no-one before. Also, all the pictures in this article appear thanks to her courtesy. Visit her blog to check her work or to contact her–maybe about that idea for your bike?

Here’s a detail of how challenging the task was:

pimp my bike rusty

And here’s the pictures of the entire procedure!

pimp my bike naked

pimp my bike base layer

pimp my bike spray

…which required some safety measures against the red spray!

pimp my bike artist

Time to build it back and add the final touch, this amazing graffiti on the seat tube.

pimp=my bike graffiti

For a picture of the complete bike with myself, read the full story here (page 53).
I’ve got the most beautiful bike in town now!

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