Sunday, December 28, 2008

we got mad skillz

when we're not making a mess of vintage bicycles we're incorporating them into some of our other projects. appliqued & embroidered bicycle for custom western shirt.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

snow ride...take it easy!

Tonight we went on our first ever snow ride. Jaime wrecked twice, the rest of us did some wicked power slides and Liz and I both managed to bust our asses sledding down a hill on a piece of plastic that we found behind Hinkle Field House on the Butler campus. As you can see we sort of look like terrorists and no doubt scared some Butler students with our arctic bike riding antics. We can't wait for the next snow... hopefully it will be a blizzard. We'll be riding cause Knife's Edge is hardcore like that.

Schwinn Tornado

Picked this one up this morning at the local bike project. springer fork? apes? sissy bar? too cold to decide!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

check us out in indianapolis monthly's best of edition for december. and remember... bicycles are still awesome in the winter...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

story about Worksman bicycles

this was on NPR's Weekend Edition yesterday. kind of interesting...

Nation's Oldest Existing Bike Maker Keeps On Rolling

Thursday, November 13, 2008


this is what we should aspire to be. the video starts out slow. the good part is at minute 3:25. i bet he had some good bikes in there.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

goofing around.

we took these in jerry's backyard.

Monday, October 20, 2008

a couple of bikes for sale...

here are a couple of bikes for sale via the knife edge crew... the first is a vintage hawthorne that has been customized. and yes it comes with a new chain. at the time of the picture it was left unattached, but no worries it has one... the second is a customized vintage amf lighting. it's been powder coated, and the head badge in the picture has been removed. both bike ride very well and are eye catchers. you know you want one. if interested then contact us through the myspace or at this email:

the bruiser--customized vintage hawthorne

customized amf lighting

Sunday, October 19, 2008

knife's edge now provides free towing service

My bike chain broke in Crown Hill Cemetery so Hutch and I devised a very sophisticated means of towing myself and my bike involving two bike locks connected; one attatched to the stem of my bike and the other end attatched to the sissy bar of Hutch's bike. Slow riding but worked out pretty well. No Knife's Edge bicycle ride is complete unless someone wrecks , vomits or loses a chain.

Yeah, I know, we're geniuses.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

out there

i was cleaning out the photo album on my old laptop and came across these photos. i took them about four years ago at my grandparent's old farm in pennsylvania. this was before i got into the old bike thing. next time i go out there, i'm grabbing all of them. hopefully i'll get the '56 chevy too.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

gone hollywood

sorry friends, this one is spoken for...

*we did a photo shoot a few nights ago with jerry and all his bikes. i'll be posting them soon. keep an eye out for them!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

'fer sale

here's a couple of bikes left over from the show that are still for sale. the green one is a late 70's columbia. 20 inch tires. the red one is an '82 schwinn pixie. 16 inch tires. it's a rad little kids bike. both have new tires and chains. tuned up and ready to roll. green=$120. red=$70. i traded a bike for a chainsaw this week. what do you have? contact=

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

awesome score

Mark, Liz and I hummed the theme to Sanford & Son as we drove back to my house after filling the back of Mark's truck with an assortment of rusty bikes and NOS (new old stock) Wald baskets. Best of all these bikes were basically free since I got them in trade for some 1980's ten speeds that I found on the curb in my neighborhood. Needless to say my favorite bike in this lot is the Huffy Custom Liner from the mid 50's, although I'm rather fond of the Western Flyer. Today I threw some apes on the Western Flyer, one of the NOS Wald Baskets and a different seat. Maybe this weekend I'll practice my pinstriping on the fenders. Damn, I just cleaned my garage and now it looks ten times crazier than before.

20" Hawthorne skip tooth

24" Western Flyer
Firestone Speed Chief

Huffy Custom Liner

Sunday, October 5, 2008

thanks to all those that stopped by our booth at the indieana handicraft exchange. we were glad to get out and talk to people about our bikes and bikes in general. thanks, also, for checkin' out jerry lee's western wear and keepin' it so real when comes to hand-tailored clothes... stay tuned for some updated pictures of our latest creations. we have some other ideas we're hoping to roll with very soon, so stop by often to see what's up with us. fall is a great time to get out in ride... crisp air, changing colors, and a new bike makes that even better... be on the lookout for our custom knife's edge messenger bags and bicycle bags... you know you want one, so hit us up... you need a custom saddle... well give us a shout... and for all you bmx heads... we'll even hook up those essential frame and stem pads for you... get off your ass and ride, and say what's up if you see us rollin' around...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bicycle sculpture

My friend William told me about this bicycle & junk sculpture in an alley near my house. I had never seen it so we went to look at it. Very strange but kind of cool.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Indieana Handicraft Exchange

Just a reminder that Knife's Edge will have a booth at the 2nd annual Indieana Handicraft Exchange next weekend! We hope to see you there. For more information go to:

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Knife's Edge in the news

60's Sears Tote Cycle

Just got this in the mail today. I bought it from one of the members of the fine site I had a newer folding bike several years ago and absolutely loved it. It eventually fell apart (cheap chinese components) and I must have given it away. I've always wanted a vintage folding bike ever since I saw a white peugeot folding bike from the 60's back when I lived in Bloomington. This isn't a folding bike per se, but the frame does come apart via two wingnuts which hold the front and back together. I don't think I'm going to paint this one. I plan on cleaning it up, polishing the chrome and riding it around.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Rainy day score

Found these on Craigslist this afternoon... actually just the red Western Flyer was on CL. The seller was a nice guy named Harvey from the Eastside who I bought a trike from this Summer. The Western Flyer was $20!!! He had lots of bikes and bike parts in his backyard. I asked him if he had anything else for sale and he pointed to the women's frame with the tank and those much sought-after star sprockets. I asked how much he wanted for it and he said 10 bucks! Sold! Nice way to end my birthday weekend!

Friday, September 12, 2008

birthday black and blue

just finished a birthday present rebuild. now i can start working on bikes for the show.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

skip toof

these bikes are just falling into our laps. 1953 skip tooth schwinn. wide bars and a nice rack. brush painted with something thats probably ultra toxic. rescued from a barn somewhere in ohio. it belonged to my friend megan's grandfather.

Monday, September 8, 2008

garage diggin'...

i went garage diggin' this evening and came back with a couple of bikes... a vintage huffy and a bratz bike... they'll both get the treatment, and the bratz bike is destined for the serious chop... purple velvet is not a good time unless prince wraps a guitar in it... i have some good ideas for the huffy, so all is well...



Friday, September 5, 2008

lil' green

scored this one today for cheap. it will be one of my builds for the show. unless i put those bars on something else first.furturistic chain guard.
if you see "ruth ann" on the street, tell her i have her bike. and, no, she can't have it back.