bysickle is my bicycle. i did not fabricate it or weld it or anything crazy fancy like that. but i did construct it with much help from my friend jeff weber. it started as a crusty rusty univega 10-speed that i bought for $30 at the mit police auction (unfortunately i don’t have any before pictures). i stripped the frame of all of the components, cut off the guides for the brake cables, and sanded the frame and fork in the sandblaster at the media lab, where i also primed, sealed, and painted it. i made the decals using the lasercutter to make stencils out of masking tape. then i reassembled it to my every aesthetic specification (using the ai lab shop) as a single speed [with a flip flop hub so it also rides fixed gear].

click here for a video of the first test ride