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
Gallery Click Through
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.
Sat down with Max Trejo to talk about this bike and the upcoming Mid-South race. I thought Jimmy would interview him but he didn’t, and instead just talked about Scandinavian Swimmers.
We met up with Leo down in Costa Mesa to talk about Mid South, bikes, and marshmallows. Smash that MORE button below there on the right and don’t forget to like, follow, and subscribe on our You Tube lol.
Our friend Thomas Hassler spent a few days riding from Torino Italy, to Nice France a couple years back. If anything, it makes a great gallery.