thedesignaesthetics

dirtdrops:

Probably one of the earlier single speed specific bikes.  This was the second single speed made by Paul (the first was about a year earlier).  The frame was painted white and then splattered with pink and blue.  Various areas were then masked off and then a neon yellow top coat was added.  According to Paul

"The paint is all original and not what I asked for. It has to be the ugliest paint job in my career history."

Just like the origins of mountain bikes, the father of single speed mountain bikes will probably never be known, but this has to be one of the earliest bikes built from the ground up to be a single speed.

Words from: http://www.mombat.org/MOMBAT/Bikes/1988_Rock_Lobster.html