Locked Up: Brooklyn Gangsta Track Sep 7, 2010


Seeing an old bike of yours Locked Up is like seeing a lost love. I came across my old Gangsta Track today on my ride home. Lately, I’ve been missing it a lot. Since Brooklyn Machine Works will no longer be making the Gangsta and they made so few size larges, it’s likely that I’ll never get my hands on another. Bummer. At least this bike is getting ridden and it even got a new grill. Will, the current owner got BMW to weld on V-brake mounts and over time, the clear coat has chipped on the black chrome, leaving it with a ton of love marks.

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I simply love these bikes. Back when I shot Austin‘s, the thing that stood out the most was the rusty fork. While this oxidation isn’t nearly as bad, it’s enough to give it some character.


Very nice right?


The rest of the bike is still pretty clean. Those are the original decals and the powder still shines. Will’s stoked on the bike and will likely be holding onto it. After me saying I miss it, I’m sure that’s all the assurance he needs!