It seems that even the custom beach cruiser is not exempt from the long fingers of The Emperor. Or maybe, the Galactic Empire isn’t even safe from beach cruiser customization. Whatever your perspective, Max Denisov — AKA Dee-Troy, from Moscow’s Rastabike BC — has created a bike that will definitely be a hit with Star Wars fans.
The base of the Stormtrooper Bike is a Phat Cycles Super Stretch frame that originates from the birthplace of all things custom, Southern California. An ultra-detailed paint scheme was applied, fiberglass fenders and mounts were fabricated and the forks were fitted with custom crowns to accommodate new extra-wide rims and tires. Look closely and more details reveal themselves, such as the pencil-beam spotlights on the front wheel and the rear tail lights.
The custom bike scene is alive and well in Moscow, it seems. Hopefully we’ll see more Russian bikes in the future, although a Yoda bike should remain on the drawing board. Thanks to Evgeniy Key for the tip and Oleg Vostrikov for the fine photography.