You can build on a bike’s tradition, but can’t take the tradition out of the bike. This Husqvarna bicycle, remodeled in Sao Paolo by Paulo Zapella, retains its original structure while receiving a shiny makeover. Husqvarna, a subsidiary of BMW Motorrad, initially produced motorcycles—and its lineage can even be traced as far back as 1689 (yes, you read that correctly). Zapella revitalized the Husky’s frame, forks and fenders by stripping and repainting them with a coat of maroon with white pinstripes. The bike belonged to the customer’s father, and according to its registration plate was produced in 1954. Wooden grips add a touch of old-school charm, while a high-tech Brooks B135 saddles transitions this bike into the modern day.
via images © Paulo Zapella