Ziggy Stardust rode a hardtail
The Thin White Duke returned to earth recently when custom paint shop Fatcreations airbrushed this amazing Kinesis FF29 frame in homage to the rock legend, who passed away in January of this year.
The colours are based around a jumpsuit that was worn in very early incarnations of his Ziggy Stardust persona.
Random lyrics from the seminal Ziggy Stardust LP, through the plastic soul of Young Americans and up to the groundbreaking electronica of Low are scattered around the tubes, and Starman — Bowie’s entry point into the world of glam pop — is picked out in lurid green glitter along the down tube.
Can you say intricate? The rear triangle of the FF29 is painted to mimic a green and white jumpsuit designed by Bowie cohort Freddie Burretti, aka The Man Who Sewed The World.
Rather than the more obvious Aladdin Sane lightning bolt, ubiquitous after Bowie’s death, the head tube has the gold disc forehead make-up Bowie wore as part of his Ziggy Stardust mask.
Just like the man himself, this bike is made to turn heads and divide opinions!