You may remember the story of the Lotus Esprit we restored at our facility and the prototype Ace that was painted from the same can of light blue paint. Occasionally we like to reunite these two so they can play together. When the road is steep and twisty enough, a good road bike is hard to beat, even by a race car.
Cars and bikes don't always have to have a contentious relationship. At Ritte, we appreciate the design, mechanics and art of old cars. And we've got quite an interesting collection among our friends and employees. Many of these cars inspired our bikes, both in design and color and a few we restored right there at our office as we were developing their two-wheeled counterparts.
1987 Mercedes 300TD + 2016 Ritte Crossberg Disc
1968 MG B-GT + Ritte Ace with red color test paint.
1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo + Prototype Ritte Ace
1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce + Bobby's Ace
Alex Ostroy of PoseurSport is a unique design talent. A trained commercial illustrator and lifelong cyclist, Alex has been involved in every aspect of the sport: lending his design and marketing expertise to Industry clients and his own ventures. Alex has been a long-time friend of us here at Ritte, and we've always been big fans of his work.
One of Alex's projects is designing unique paint designs for frames and we recently unloaded a bunch of demo Bosbergs, Vlaanderens and Snobs to be used as blank canvases for his madness. Of course, Alex's imagination can't be executed by just any painter. So the notable painter James Terrani brings these things to life.
So what were once collecting dust in storage, are now the reborn as some beautiful, crazy Bastards. Bravo.
For more about PouserSport and the kits, bikes and design, check out the website.
It's not just us who are impressed with the work these guys are doing. Check out this article in the Wall Street Journal on these guys.