Olli Erkillä cannot leave well enough alone. We’ve barely relaxed after the excitement his Rossin Ghibli caused a few weeks ago, when he decides to drop this upon us. Not content with just realigning an existing frame, his latest creation is a Frankenstein build from recycled tubes from old frames.
In a story to melt even the coldest heart, Olli built this aerodynamic single speed as a gift of love for his girlfriend, or maybe it was recompense for spending so much time in the workshop lately… Regardless, it’s an impressive gift. In his own words: “Already for some time I wanted to make frame without seat tube. I also get inspired about old Cinelli Laser bikes. I found some photos of seat tube-less Lasers where I got some ideas. Frame moldings are quite ‘Laser styled’. The frame itself is made out of recycled tubes from old bike frames. Construction element is 0.5mm sheet metal. The frame is very strong and weights about 3kg, complete bike is around 10kg. The tires are interesting as they were made by Pirelli, I bought them from a Veterama swap meet in Germany. The seller said that Pirelli stopped making bicycle tires in 40’s! I think they fit here very nicely. I completed the paint job and it’s pearl white, with lots of clear coat.
PS: Head over to Olli’s website to see more custom creations, including his amazing forkless cruisers.