Brooklyn Machine Works (BMW) is a bicycle manufacturer that was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1994. The company quickly gained a reputation for producing high-quality, handcrafted bicycles, and its designs were favored by riders in the BMX, downhill, and urban cycling communities.
However, in the early 2010s, Brooklyn Machine Works experienced financial difficulties and was forced to significantly downsize its operations. The company stopped producing complete bicycles and shifted its focus to producing custom frames and parts for other manufacturers.
New York’s enigmatic Brooklyn Machine Works was founded from a larger-than-life punk aesthetic. Established in 1997 by Joe Avedisian and Chris ‘Doc’ Bourdreaux, their frames confused a lot of riders by being built from steel in an aluminum age — even their 67lb Super Trucker downhill bike. The dual-wheel-sized Park Bike is another prime example…
The aged patina that steel achieves is a rich effect that definitely adds character to a frame and will only enhance and emphasize every other component, but for the ultimate in a weathered look there’s only one way to fly: copper plating.