There’s few pleasures in life more honest than a good bike ride. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons for the resurgence of interest in cycling these days. But even cycling can get complicated — just ask any pro racer. The latest machine to emanate from the workshop of Ezra Caldwell and Fast Boy Cycles, however, epitomizes the innocent beauty of the bicycle.
Ezra describes the new build as a ‘neo-retro, lugged, 29er MTB cruiser’, but the criteria was for a ‘hop-on-and-go’ bike. A two-speed, kick shift coaster brake is laced to the rear wheel, powered by a White Industries drive train. As with all Fast Boy Cycles, the paint is understated, this time inspired by a Lotus Cortina. A Brooks leather saddle tops it off, quintessentially matched with cork grips.
Any day a Fast Boy is exhibited on Cycle EXIF is a good day. One was featured in the first week we went live, over two years ago and after all Ezra has been through, his heart-shaped head tube badge is bigger and brighter than ever. The Fast Boy website and blog was recently updated, showcasing Ezra’s previous creations — including his magnificent tourer, which happens to be for sale.