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All My Bikes: 24, MKE Bruiser 2

Milwaukee Bruiser S700 drawing

After riding my Milwaukee Bruiser prototype nonstop for the better part of the year the good folks at Bens Cycle helped me out with a production model frame. The differences were fairly minor but enough to make a difference. The current model is a bit smaller and quite a bit lighter—I welcomed both of these changes. This bike was outfitted with a pretty incredible set of parts thanks to some design barter work with Open Bicycle (namely their logo design). The Bruiser was a fantastic all around bike. I ended up selling it to pay some bills when I was laid off from my job. That’s really the only reason I’m not still riding it.

Previously:
All My Bikes 23: Area 51
All My Bikes 21: Milwaukee Bruiser Prototype
All My Bikes 20: Chubby Waters
All My Bikes 19: Soma Rush
All My Bikes 18: Standard 125R
All My Bikes 17: Mercier Kilo TT
All My Bikes 16: Dawes
All My Bikes 15: Panasonic
All My Bikes 14: DK General Lee
All My Bikes 13: S&M Holmes
All My Bikes 12: Huffy TL-88
All My Bikes 11: Huffy MJ-12
All My Bikes 10: Specialized Fatboy
All My Bikes 9: Haro Group 1
All My Bikes 8: Balance AL550
All My Bikes 7: Lotus Cobra
All My Bikes 6: Schwinn Predator
All My Bikes 5: GT Interceptor
All My Bikes 4: Robinson SST
All My Bikes 3: Diamondback Viper
All My Bikes 2: General Hustler
All My Bikes 1: Huffy

All My Bikes: 21, MKE Bruiser

Milwaukee Bruiser Prototype drawing
Buy a print of this at Society 6.

My Soma quickly became more and more mangled as I romped around on it like an oversized BMX bike. Not to mention simply commuting in Boston is rough on a bike. Around the same time John Prolly had been developing a 700c, fixed-gear, freestyle frame and fork with Milwaukee Bicycle. It seemed like the perfect thing for me. At the time, I didn’t know John but we shared a mutual friend that introduced us. Before I knew it I was riding one of the initial prototype framesets. I was completely stoked about how the MKE rode. It handled like a track bike while feeling extremely solid. I could hop on and off curbs, ride down stairs and do whatever else I wanted and not have to worry about breaking it. I commuted year-round on the Bruiser and loved every minute of it.

Previously:
All My Bikes 20: Chubby Waters
All My Bikes 19: Soma Rush
All My Bikes 18: Standard 125R
All My Bikes 17: Mercier Kilo TT
All My Bikes 16: Dawes
All My Bikes 15: Panasonic
All My Bikes 14: DK General Lee
All My Bikes 13: S&M Holmes
All My Bikes 12: Huffy TL-88
All My Bikes 11: Huffy MJ-12
All My Bikes 10: Specialized Fatboy
All My Bikes 9: Haro Group 1
All My Bikes 8: Balance AL550
All My Bikes 7: Lotus Cobra
All My Bikes 6: Schwinn Predator
All My Bikes 5: GT Interceptor
All My Bikes 4: Robinson SST
All My Bikes 3: Diamondback Viper
All My Bikes 2: General Hustler
All My Bikes 1: Huffy

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After starting his career as a graphic designer at award-winning studios in New England, Chris accidentally became an illustrator. He’s pretty happy about that. This strange transformation was a result of his daily drawing project that he started in late 2007, in fact he’s still posting a new drawing every day.  Chris holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Illustration. He has been the recipient of Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judge’s Awards and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as BoNE awards from the AIGA and a Silver Award from Gaphis. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print Magazine and Communication Arts. His client list includes; Converse, Nike, Chronicle Publishing, Boston Magazine, McDonalds, Scholastic, Harvard Business School Publishing, Warner Music Group, Republic Records.

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