DIY Bike Beats

A new biker gang is roaming the streets of Richmond Hill, Queens. This crew of mostly teenagers can be seen riding along 103rd Avenue just west of the Van Wyck Expressway.
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The teens, all originally from Trinidad have taken to the hobby of tricking out their BMX bikes with huge sound systems. The bikes range from the modest “Tinnitus Rex” to the ridiculously speaker heavy “Basszilla.”
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There is a documentary out called Made In Queens that focuses on their wild customized bikes. You can also check out the trailer on you tube.bike beats 3bike beats 4
And I thought I was cool customizing my BMX with an ace of spades pegged to the spokes.

But that was in the 80’s

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2 Responses to “DIY Bike Beats”

  1. Justin Says:

    These guys tricked out their ride into a DJ rig and spun at our BBQ party for the Beautiful Losers film premiere during SXSW in Austin.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beautifullosersfilm/2333624449/

    yep. those ARE solar panels.

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