Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Pimp your Ride!

デコチャリ Dekochari-Japan

Ah the 70s! Flared trousers, platform shoes, the disco craze and in Japan the Dekochari  デコチャリ 

The dekochari (i.e. bike decoration to resemble giant trucks) was  inspired by another craze: the Dekotora (Truck Decoration). Think of Mr T in a truck form, and you'll get the idea: an over the top decorated giant truck - very bling bling! . When this craze happened the kids transferred it to their bicycles resulting in giant over the top decorated bicycles to resemble those trucks! Plywood, lights, and hi-fi systems! all packed on a bicycle! 
A dekochari gang!

A dekotora

Scraper Bikes - Oakland
Nowadays, we still see some bike pimping. Check out the Original Scraper Bikes 
Scrapertown from California is a place. on Vimeo.

Queens, NY 
...and ofcourse the mother of all pimped up bikes is found in Queens, New York! Check it out