At the first rest stop of the Tour de Bronx, I chanced upon this machine:
A guy named Mike was riding it. He built it himself, from a stock frame. He said he plans to rebuild the wheel with a blue rim, but he wanted to ride the bike in the Tour. I can see why: I'm not the only one who noticed it!
He says he builds different types of bikes--single speeds, fixies, cruisers, kids' bikes as well as others--from stock frames. I didn;t get a chnce to ask who (or what company) makes the frames.
He told me he works out of Far Rockaway, through which I pedal whenever I ride to Point Lookout, and that I could find him on the web. However, my searches so far have proved unfruitful. I told him about this blog, and hope he remembers it. Mike, I hope you see this!