Radiohead has designed a custom bike
Here is the Radiohead Brompton folding bike, coming up for auction (Photo: Brompton)
- British bicycle brand and big names in music work together
- The aim is to help live music teams, which suffer from the lack of concerts
- Whatever your musical tastes, there will be a custom bike up for auction, which will please you.
If you like city bikes and music, Brompton has some popular machines up for auction.
Folding bikes may look like toys, but they require precision engineering to retain the strength to carry adult riders, while still being able to fold.
Brompton is a leader in the folding bike industry, and in many cities around the world with an active commuting culture,these steel bikes with their frame hinges and folding handlebars are very popular.
Underneath the Brompton’s bottom bracket you’ll find more checking of its Radiohead status (Photo: Brompton)
An all-star line-up of involved musical talents
In a show of solidarity with the music industry, Brompton has collaborated with some of the best musical artists in the world.
The idea is simple: Brompton supplies the bikes, and the associated artists choose their custom designs. What was created is a collection of custom painted Brompton folding bikes that have official association with the Foo Fighters, Rise Against, Radiohead, Phoebe Bridgers, LCD Soundsystem, Khruangbin, Nathan East, Dinosaur Jr, Oh Wonder, Underworld, Sub Pop, Enrique Iglesias and Neko Case.
Fans will have the opportunity to bid on these thirteen bikes through Greenhouse Auctions, an online platform set up to empower artists and promote diversity.
Iconic Radiohead graphics, add to the collectable status of this bike, for fans of the group (Photo: Brompton)
All proceeds from the Brompton bikes sold at auction will be transferred to Crew Nation. It is a global relief fund structured to support live music teams, which have been adversely affected by the lockdown.
The Radiohead version is perhaps the most striking of these thirteen custom Bromptons. Its lively design is the work of Stanley Donwood, known to loyal Radiohead followers as the band’s official artist.
Donwood created a mix of the album artwork from the Radiohead back catalog on the limited area of Brompton’s small folding bike frame.
Applying a bold design to the round tubes of a bike can be difficult, but there is no doubt about the authenticity of Donwood’s Radiohead creation. It sounds absolutely striking.
All thirteen of these personalized Bromptons will have an official serial number validating their uniqueness.
Here’s how well the Radiohead Brompton can fold, tuck under a desk or on a train (Photo: Radiohead)