Soho Bicycle Fabricator Josh Hadar Uses Pieces of New York City To Bend Metal

Metal worker and sculptor Josh Hadar creates one-of-a-kind bicycles in his Soho studio the same way anybody would, but with one key difference. He doesn't use a metal-bender or any other modern metal fabrication tools for shaping the metal. Hadar goes out to the City street and finds pieces that can help him get the shape he is looking to create.

Tubes are anchored and bent by hand around columns or signposts, even trash cans. Literally any object that will produce the desired result. The process of building each bike individually using different and completely original building methods is what separates the art of bike building from the repetitive business of bike manufacturing. Each bike is truly a handmade one off. Each simple angle-iron jig is built and dismantled after each bike is completed, insuring that no two bikes will ever be completely alike.

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