Gendarev Dmitry (Moscow,Russia)-
Rastabike club entry at the COTY 2011 Amsterdam.
|FB COTY 2011 #||027|
|PRESENT AT COTY 2011||YES||11th overall, 257 points|
|COMMENTS BY John Brain||
“Strike” Khomenko Zhenya
By far, one of the most unusual (and artistic) bike creations for 2011 is this incredible machine built by Khomenko Zhenya of Moscow Russia. It seems like many of the really daring and progressive designs are coming out of Russia and the former Eastern Bloc countries these days. Russia has a well known history of fostering alternative art movements - like the constructivist group from the early 20th century. In this sense, modern Russian builders continue the tradition, and search out new avenues of design and personal expression.
This is a suspension fork – a curious type most readers will not be familiar with. The closest thing it kind of resembles is the rarely seen “Earls” type suspension; used in the past on only a handful of motorcycles. The pivot point for the lower fork leg is located far behind the wheel - close to the frame, with the shock mount just behind the front tire. The shock extends up (and into) the head-tube, where the spring mechanism is housed - all quite unusual - and invisible.
The frame is fully hand made to the owner’s physical dimensions; with “low” being the operative word to describe its stance - the rider actually sits below the top level of the rear tire. The custom frame has special tank panelling behind its neck; conforming to the curves of the tubing that surrounds it. A gear shift mounts to this tank, which actuates a wide “Sturmey” 3-speed hub chosen for the rear.
Note: Four pictures p/bike on this presentation page.
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