Some bicycles come off the production line as works of art due to mechanical elegance, design, and precision. But some bikes are madeas actual works of art meant for the gallery, not the road. This year, Will Adler of Will Leather Goods is creating seven one-of-a-kind bikes with various themes and this 1940s-inspired Western Cruiseris his first.
This piece of rolling art takes inspiration from the wild west, from the embossed bike seat to the handle bars wrapped with oiled bridle leather. This is probably the best smelling bike ever made.
The bike includes an embossed saddlebag-like pannier to match the seat. If John Wayne had run out of horses to ride, this would have been a fitting alternative.
It's on display in Will Leather Goods' flagship store in Venice, making it a Spaghetti western bike for now.
Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor for Supercompressor. A Vermont native, he loves biking, running, rock and roll, and words. He never believed a word Lance said. Hear him testify on Twitter @ewolffmann.