David Byrne is the man but no dropper? Come on…
Anyone know the bike? Looks possibly like a Ti retromod. Belt drive is cool and I think it’s single-speed since I don’t see a shifter. I dig the wood fenders and brown saddle. Deserves matching brown grips (possibly leather too) to finish the look.
Definitely not aero with that big sign/paper in the front. That’s costing him precious watts!!
After some digging:
In a once in a lifetime move, Byrne arrived at the Met on what looked to be a titanium twin top tube Budnitz single speed with a Gates belt drive. Can’t risk grease lines on that perfect white suit.
I absolutely love David Byrne. This is so HIM.
Do we know if that’s his bike? Looks like it’s been ridden a bit, and the parts spec is pretty dang sweet.
I sure don’t know, but from the little I have picked up, it seems like that it’s his legit bike and one he actually rides.
the biggest atrocity is BB5s with Paul levers. At least run silver paul klampers. For this, it is a clear fashion fail.
Great point. Should be pure Paul’s for a guy and bike like that.
I am here to pick nits, and that is a big nit for me.
are those fenders made from sustainably harvested wood? What about the carbon footprint of the bike’s manufacturer and component vendors? Wearing white before Memorial Day?
So many potential social faux pas and fashion fails…
What’s with the dirty tires?
I mean, I feel like if you ride one block in NYC your tires are gonna look like that…
I got it figured out
There’s good points and bad points
Find a city
Find myself a city to live in.
Doing the Tour of the Five Boro’s this weekend, if you’ve never done it, it is pretty wild and fun, I’ll see if they have any white tires at the shop today.
Tell them David Byrne sent you, and report back on how they fare!
I thought this was going to be a thread about the fashion at the MET since @IvyAudrain mentioned last year that she was actually really into fashion and wanted the men to be more adventurous. I know nothing about fashion and I did notice a lot of men wearing the basic tux, but Russell Westbrook pulled it off best in my eyes.
David Bryne may have brought the bike, but Pedro Pascal brought the real cycling muscle. Sky’s out, Thighs out!