Murder One

If you attentively follow the custom scene, here in the US and abroad, you know that each year the most admired bikes are those looking the most simple to build. As a matter of fact they are the most difficult to conceive, require  handcrafting to perfection and always feature at least a couple of little known mechanical tricks. Have nothing on your bike that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. It’s what most builders aim for when starting a project. “Murder One” is one of these super clean bikes largely responsible for making Martin Becker of a custom builder household name in Europe.

Unusually for a custom of this level of handcrafting, “Murder One” was completed during a CUSTOMBIKE SHOW build-off competition where it was assembled on stage in 2 days. Of course all parts were already fabricated and prepped in advance at the shop, but all assembly had to be performed and all electricals had to be made front of spectators. In addition to winning this build-off, “Murder One” is since then an easy gold winner in all shows where it is displayed, even convincing Custom Chrome to commission MB Cycles for a 2018 “Bolt On and Ride” promo bike…

Some will react to this feature wondering how such a bike can be homologated and ridden in over-regulated Europe