Easy rider: cult Brooklyn bike-makers Horse Cycles launches motorcycle gear
For the past several years, Horse Cycles has been keeping New York’s bicycle aficionados sated with its collection of handmade bikes. Armed with a discreetly marked workshop in Brooklyn that fires up the self-made steel frames, Horse Cycles produces several models of bicycle in addition to offering made-to-measure frames for that perfect fit.
Thomas Callahan, its self-taught proprietor, is an all-around fan of metalwork in general and also restores vintage motorcycles in his spare time. Thus has sprung the label’s latest work – a range of motorcycle gear that includes hand-painted helmets, leather riding gloves, denim jackets and custom-made moto tanks that enable speed demons to embrace that stylish Brooklynite flair. Even the collection's ‘Hell Cat’ logo, which might appear to have a slightly menacing hard edge, is actually based on Callahan’s pet cat, Charles – bless.