Me and My Bike #6 – Nigel from London, UK

Ruff Cycles is about cruiser eBikes and bicycles, conveying a specific and free riding experience. We believe that we are more than an ordinary brand, our connection to the products is extraordinary.
With this series of emailings, we want to highlight our riders and their bikes, as well as the inspiration behind their designs to the whole community.

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION REGARDING THE DESIGN AND THE COLORS?
It took me around 14 days in the workshop for the assembly and parts fabrication and some time spent on the sofa with a pencil and paper.

TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR BIKE:
Quite a lot of the components came from a bicycle online store such as the forks, drum brake, crank/pedals, cables, tyres. I fabricated the tank from 1.5 mm brass sheet, smoothed the welds and polished it to a mirror finish. The saddle I fabricated from 3 mm polished stainless steel, 1.5 mm brass, topped with leather and held together with copper rivets. I fitted a 500W hub drive electric motor for that magic carpet feeling and because I really don’t like peddling so much.
I made some light customization to the frame to accommodate the custom parts.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU RIDE YOUR BIKE?
I mainly used this bike to travel to work and cruise North London at the Weekend.

CREDITS:
Nigel Colgate at Rocket Bikes London from Enfield London

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