Category Archives: Brooklyn Machine Works
Photo by Kyle Kelley
The Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta track was one of the first cross over track bikes that really could adapted for just about any terrain. I remember a few messengers in NYC racing cross on these bikes at Staten Island a few years back. One of those messengers was Austin Horse. Well, he’s still on it. In fact, he raced the Westside Invite in LA a few weeks back before heading over to Japan to race cross and another Red Bull event.
Before Austin embarked for Japan, Kyle at Tracko took some nice photos of this unique machine. Check out more photos here.
This one comes from way back when we were all riding 23c or 28c tires, grinding on Milwaukee Bicycle Co Stout chainring guards and riding square taper cranks. It was that awkward and yet nostalgic time period where fixed gears and fixed freestyle bikes looks very similar. This was the second size large Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta’ produced and at the time, I was grinning ear to ear when I got my hands on it. While there wasn’t really a fixed freestyle “team” for BMW, Joe had some great people riding and thrashing these bikes.
I dug these photos up while cleaning out a hard drive and thought I’d share. Credit goes to Sasha E for the shots because I was still firing away with a Casio pocket camera at the time….
Check out more below!
Chari has a fresh stock of Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta V2 framesets. Pick up what I’m calling John Deere and Yankees colorways while they’re still available.
Photo by Kim Heikkinen
Damn Kim, how many track bikes and fixed gears do you have?! Just kidding. I’ve posted this one before and Kim states that this is his daily commuter. I’ve said it 1000 times: I miss my BMW.
See more of Kim’s Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta Track here.
I always wanted one of these Brooklyn Machine Works cycling caps, so imagine my surprise when I saw one in Melbourne. Tristen was hanging out in Saint Cloud when he took his helmet off, displaying one of my favorite BMW designs. Joe, you’ve gotta make more of these!