Let’s Be Friends!

12 07 2011

Last month, a little gold folding bike from the ’70’s was donated to EBC. The CCM Traveler was in rough shape, but the shiny gold paint under all the dirt and car stickers looked promising, so I decided to clean it up and give it a makeover to create a quirky sweet bike like my own Porta-Bike.

Porta-Bike meets Goldy Foldy. I think they want to be friends.

The wheels needed replacing, so I salvaged a set of purple rims and white tires that were too sexy for the kids’ bike they were on. Add some white pedals, a white saddle and overhaul most of the bearings, and an uber-cool one-of-a-kind bike was born.

The 20 inch white tire club.

It didn’t take long for Goldy Foldy to sell, and it’s been at its new home for a while now, but, hopefully, Porta-Bike will get a chance to go for a ride with the Goldy Foldy again.

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3 responses

12 07 2011
Mattyfu

They both look great, I’ve always wanted a gold or coppertone bike.

12 07 2011
PaddyAnne

Both of those bikes look pretty peppy!! I love them both.

20 07 2011
Mattyfu

I was lucky enough to see the gold bike in person while wandering the art walk on whyte ave the other day, it looks just as good in the real world!

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