The Rustbelt Welding Company: Project Charlie Oct 27, 2010


What’s this? A DJ bike? Nope. It’s the newest fixed freestyle frameset from the Rustbelt Welding Company. With its roots in heavy duty architectural welding, the guys at the shop took a stab at a few bikes. You may have seen the Marco Polo Bike before and now introducing the Project Charlie 26″ fixed. The quirkiness of this bikes design lies around the re-appropriated downhill bottom bracket gusset. Others have brought this over to fixed freestyle frames in the past. D.A.M.P. has one on their Butterbean and more recently, Leader used on on the Shadow, aka the Tyler Johnson pro-model.

Where the RWC Project Charlie gets nutty is the same diameter circle is integrated in the chainstays. Crazy! Will it hold a 40oz? Check out more photos here.

  • stealwhereyoucan

    fuck yeah cleveland

  • nicholas

    looks to have negative bottom bracket drop. looks pretty unique — i like it!

  • Charles Schoen

    Thanks for posting this John. This was prototype #1 that I was riding about a month and a half ago, after a little bit of PR&D the bike has changed, but still holds many of the same aesthetics.

    It’s a sort of loose collaboration with thunderKILL (my clothing company) that is still in the works. I will make sure too shoot pictures over it’s current state soon!

    Charles Schoen