Stephen Bilenky’s bike building is truly inspirational

Apparently Stephen Bilensky has been building bikes for over 30 years. He certainly builds beautiful bikes.  Just look at this:

Art and craft combine beautifully
Art and craft combine beautifully

But there is more to these bikes than skin deep beauty. Bilensky starts from a belief that every bike is a worthy soul and nothing ought to be thrown away if it might one day be restored or re-purposed. He offers a challenge to the current view that bikes are mass market consumer products with built in obsolescence. Watching this wonderful video interview brought me up short and gave me lots to think about.

 

 

 

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