I bought this bike a few months ago for myself as the curiosity of the mythical Rene Herse bikes was too much to resist. This one is not a super thin wall frame, so maybe it’s intended purpose was for touring? I really have no idea. I am guessing it is from the 50s maybe, but again what the fuck do I know.

Matt and I were tucked away on a side street shooting photos of Scott’s Nor’Easter and both of us looked over and saw this dude out of nowhere wheeling down the street on a disc Lightning Bolt. He ended up being at the coffee spot we went to after and let us shoot a few photos. As soon as I find out his name (again, sorry) I’ll update this post. BREAKING NEWS! His name is Randy, insta @caliboca

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Not everyone has the time or the means to build an Instagram™ Bike. Not me, at least. It helps that I have a tendency to collect and hoard bike parts and I think pretty much everything is possible with some clever hacking. That said, I’m going to step you through my latest build on this pre-production Lightning Bolt from 2017, with parts primarily with the aim to clear the dust bunnies out of my parts bin.