Merckx Mondays May 3, 2010

Photo by Kevin Bolger

Meet 007. No he’s not the suit-wearing spy touting fancy weaponry from the movies. Even if he’s not armed with guns hidden in pens, or laser-beams, he does have a fancy ride. James Moore, aka 007, aka the General is an old-school NYC Messenger. He worked hard on the streets during the 80’s and 90’s. All the young cats looked up to him, including Kevin Bolger. Some of you know Kevin as Squid and he was kind enough to take this photo of James while he was in NYC visiting his mom. The General now resides in Berlin, where he continues to work and ride.

Much like James, his Eddy Merckx is bursting with style. Look at that setup. Pure fire. If you see James and can react quick enough to say hey, do so but be warned, he’s fast! On Friday alone he did 14 runs for Cyclehawk. At age 53, 007 is enjoying life.

Thanks for the photo Squid and James, ride safe man! If you want to see what the NYC scene looked like back in the 80’s and 90’s, check out this photo gallery on Cyclehawk.

  • What kind of lock is that?

  • fabio

    did he appear in some sort of tv show where they talked about berlin? is he a deejay too right?

  • the true Voodoo from Quicksilver

  • Harry

    I think I remember seeing him in some of the Lucas Brunelle-filmed alley cat vids of the mid-90’s?

  • What’s up with the $20 velo saddle?

  • It’s yellow and he don’t give a fuck!

  • Fierce build.

    Rad entry.

    The 80s/90s messenger scene pics are amazing. Great photo series. Thanks for the link.

  • James

    Hi guys, I dont know who Lucas Brunelle is but I did do some alley cats here in Berlin starting after 96. And as far as the lock, nothing special. It’s a cable & small U lock brought at Enoch’s bike shop. Could be that you’ve seen me in something about Berlin, I’ve been in a few short film footage. And yes I’m a dj too, DJ007.