Friday, November 13, 2009

Matte Black - Der Steppenwolf

There once was a bike builder in Korea. His name was 'D' and his shop was called Matte Black. D, for lack of a better term, was a genius. He built some of the sickest bikes the Icon staff has ever seen. These weren't just bikes but incredible rolling biomechanical sculptures. D's bikes had a style all their own. We shot these photos a few years back when D was having an open house. Chicken, Kimchi, OB, RatFighters, and hot Seoul nights - awesome. This particular bike is called Der Steppenwolf. Peep the offset shaft drive to clear the Mercedes military truck wheel. Ridiculous. From what we've been able to piece together D got out of the bike building profession. Which is definitely a shame - our world needs more D's. 

Just for the record - the Icon Garage Team does not share the opinions of the Matte Black Garage Team when it comes to Apgujeong...

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