Monday, October 12, 2009

Wood Inlaid Fenders On An Austro-Daimler

Look, I know I don't know anything about vintage or custom bicycles. So if these inlaid wood fenders on a vintage Austro-Daimler Olympia are like Falco t-shirts at a Zeppelin concert, I'm sure I'll hear about it.

My randonneur brother-in-law mentioned spotting them last summer at the Cirque du Cyclisme in Leesburg, VA and said they looked much better than the rest of the wooden fenders he'd seen. [Flickr user extraFunky, who took this picture, apparently agreed.]

Meanwhile, come to find out there's a guy named Ben who makes curved [i.e., "finally useful"] wooden fenders, who's walking the earth like Caine in Kung Fu, meeting people and getting in adventures.