You’re probably aware that Cycle EXIF has an older brother blog called Bike EXIF, which is a gallery of the world’s most beautiful motorcycles. Both blogs arose out of a passion for design, functionality, engineering and above all, two wheels. So it’s always an inspiration to meet others who appreciate the same aspects of the two cultures. Seth Rosko is one such person, and neither does he hold any prejudice between BMX, 26” or 700C wheels.
Seth has been working on various frame layouts in all three standard wheel diameters, but the common denominator is that they’re built New York tough. This frame accommodates a 26” wheel, and would be equally at home getting whipped around at the local trails as it would slicing lines across a downtown bank. It’s gritty, raw and rough, but it’s also light, agile and has an understated sense of style. Without a coat of paint the quality of the build is evident — look at those welds around the bottom bracket shell. Perfect. This frame will probably last longer than you will. Seth’s frames and forks are still in prototype stage, but they’re currently being field-tested and it looks like 2011 is already shaping up to be a busy year.
Just to fill out a gap in the line, I might place an order for a 24” cruiser. Massive thanks to Seth, and Grant Ray, Creative Director of Hell For Leather Magazine, for the superb photography. You can have a closer look at Seth’s build process on his website and flickr stream.