Peeped at the Death Spray Custom blog, a project they’ve just finished with Cinelli: a version of one of the Italian company’s super lightweight carbon RAM 2 handlebars. Entitled ‘Hand to Mouth’, for obvious reasons, its difficult to see at first glance how Death Spray Custom achieved it – some sort of collage and clearcoat arrangement perhaps?
It sort of reminds me of the creature from Pan’s Labyrinth, or something from aÃ‚Â David Cronenberg film. Not the sort of thing I’d want to be wrestling up a hillÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ but that’s probably not the point! Aside from this one-off, there’s a range of RAM 2 designs, and the whole project harks back to the cool interchangeable panels on the Cinelli Alter stems from 1999. Here’s a few, but some of the others are decidely NSFW.
TheÃ‚Â Death Spray Custom site has more pics, and their other work is worth a look too.Ã‚Â They’ve also got a cool love/hate thing going on on some Nitto track bars, and aÃ‚Â bicycle decorated with human hair – bizarre, but actually quite elegant.