All My Bikes: 8, Balance AL550
by Chris Piascik
Fine art print on bright white, fine poly-cotton blend, matte canvas using latest generation Epson archival inks. Individually trimmed and hand stretched museum wrap over 1-1/2" deep wood stretcher bars. Includes wall hanging hardware.
When I finally got the Balance I couldn’t have been more excited. Soon enough though, I began riding it like a big BMX bike or attempting trials moves on walls and picnic tables. Only a few months later I cracked the aluminum frame. The good news was that it was covered under the warranty, the bad news is that it took forever to get a replacement. I only had the new one for a short while before it was stolen out of my front yard… I’m sorry Mom!
*Note: I am aware that the bike is drawn incorrectly. The drivetrain was not on the left hand side. I started drawing it from that side and realized you should never show a bike from that side so I planned to draw it and then scan and flip it. However, I started drawing the type and then there was no turning back.