21,August, 2017

Ode to coffee - and bicycles - and making stuff.

You don't have to look far in the respective worlds of coffee and bicycle to find crossover.   I'd seen a few modified portafilter handles and it struck me that a bicycle grip would make for a fine juxtaposition. Gonz had already made Campagnolo hub tampers so who better to make a handle for my portafilter that could accomodate a BMX grip, and later a Busyman Bicycles leather bar wrap (which got messy). To the soundtrack of CLAGG, the master of fabrication took the concept to design and then device. 

 

The finished result is still going strong some 5 years later, the same cannot be said for the ol' Mongoose grip.  Might be time for an upgrade.   Gonz Lab is still a 'House of Fabrication', however his latest project CASATI'S is a cafe / deli come micro-brewery in the heart of 3066.

Check it out.


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