Gonzo Kustoms & OCD Connection At Coal Drops Yard
The variety of pedal powered machines and the people who make them or who have a special love for them never fails to amaze. A couple of weekends ago I headed up to spend a Sunday afternoon around the newly redeveloped Coal Drops Yard near Kings Cross. By complete chance Gonzo Kustom's and OCD Connection were there, exhibiting a few of their cruiser bicycles as part of a vintage car boot sale. Gonzo Kustom's are a custom bicycle and parts production workshop based in Colchester, Essex and OCD Connection based in London with both of them specialising in one-off custom bicycles, mainly cruisers. With their fat tires and long, low design these bikes take on a sculptural form with design cues and details from the motorbike world. They also brought along their handbuilt rat-rod style truck which ain't meeting any emissions targets but is still crazy cool.
"OCD Connection was born out of a necessity for finding new links in a transgressive potential of today. It manifested in a medium of custom bicycles, born from ignorance they bring together inspiration's from far apart"