This is how my friends customised my paint job

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Custom paint job for a bike in Ghent

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Everybody wants a customised paint job. Just some are slightly less formal.

“My friends painted everything two colours, green and blue. The frame, wheels, spokes, everything. A full paint job. I left it like that.”

Did you laugh?

“A little bit…”

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Bike painted green and blue

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – With friends like these… the frame, derailleur, spokes, brakes, rims, everything painted green or blue.

“In fact, at first I didn’t because I couldn’t find the bike. But when I knew my friends did it, I had a good laugh.”

Photographer’s notes: OK, this photo had more to do with the headphones than the bike. He was listening to Radio Head. I had to ask. It was not playing that loud. While we were chatting, he mentioned a local cafe that is a haunt for people with fixed gear bikes, the cooler bikes. I said that, since the blog had started, I had not taken a photo of the cool bikes, yet. “Well, I tried,” he replied.

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