I’m Mike “Make” Brittan, born in Los Angeles, California. I am currently living near Barcelona, Spain and have been in Europe since 1999.
Started in the scene in 2002 when I was importing stretches to England from California. Travelled and competed with Kustom Bikes around the world since 2004. Won a few awards… and ever since I have been talking about, writing about, building, promoting and inspiring the Kustom Bicycle Life.
I’m thrilled to be collaborating/representing/blogging for RUFF CYCLES. I see them as really one of the only manufacturer and brand that truly understands our Kustom-Core Movement. Pero, the proprietor of RUFF CYCLES has been around at least as long as myself, and is a driving force in helping the Kustom Bike Revolution in Europe and the world. I first met Pero at a huge fashion/culture festival in Barcelona in 2007 called the Bread & Butter, when he was then representing his former company. He asked me to bring the COTY (Cruiser of the year) winner bike to help attract attention for his booth. It was a blast and great memory.
Ruff Cycles game plan and vision for the future is very exciting and I am eager to be involved. This year they launched the Customizer (online custom bike app) which really gives the user/client the versatility to personally customize their own bikes and store with a unique DNA code for later reference. Awesome! I have had a lot of fun playing around with it but I can imagine that it will be a tremendous tool in the future to give new enthusiasts an idea of what their ride will look like before it’s even produced.