Starfuckers Steel Era


Nice wood floor too

If we made a steel fixed gear project bike, it’d likely resemble this from Starfuckers. Note the horizontal dropout with hanger, like the one we use in Ti for the D-Plus. They call their concept the Chimera and ours is the Modal.

steel era rear

Nice touch with their named stamped into the dropout

The clunky tugger seems out of place on an otherwise elegant frame and we’d paint it instead of show the weld discolorations, but Starfuckers want you to know it’s steel and therefore real. That’s how they popped on my radar a few years ago, when spotted in a SoCal strip mall. I was like well that ain’t no cheap-ass, mail-order fixie is it?

zero offset fork 2.jpg

Nope. They’ve also got a bulldog in a bakfietsens.


love the weld discoloration. Don’t paint!

Now that bakfietsen are all the rage a quick lesson in dutch: bakfiets = 1 bike, bakfietsen = many bikes. Adding an “s” on the end? garage band maybe? WIsh I had an excuse to own one whatever the spelling…

Thanks for the Dutch lesson and I’d like to see more bulldogs in Bullitts. Note that we’ve been covering box bikes since we started here 6 years ago, but good catch on the typo.

“If we made a steel fixed gear project bike, it’d likely resemble this from Starfuckers.”

Well, I think I’d make it with more of a sloping top tube…and maybe with S&S couplings.  Oh, hold on, I did make such a bike….seven years ago.

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