DEUS EX-MACHINE, VENICE BEACH, LOS ANGELES
As biking destinations go, custom builders Deus Ex-Machina in Los Angeles are one of those bikes shops that you have to tick off your list of biking places to visit.
So when friend of Bike Social and the Michelin hipster himself, Paul Cordle, found himself on an extended stay in Los Angeles, he couldn’t resist dropping by and sending us these pictures of the flagship Venice Beach store. Biker beards welcome, but not a necessary requirement to enter!
Paul Cordle said: “They had some very nice t-shirts so I bought a couple of those. A bike would have been nice but the BMW was $28,000! There wasn’t a price on the others, but they looked even more expensive! Great place though.”
As well as customs built in-house by Michael ‘Woolie’ Woolaway, the shop also includes a range of clothing, a coffee house and surf boards from the Temple of Enthusiasm.
HERE’S SOME OF PAUL’S BEST DEUS PICTURES:
Above: W650-based street tracker is called Street Tracker STP with a colour scheme based on a NASCAR. It features a street tracker seat unit and tank, plus pipe wrapping and a full race exhaust system.
Above: Classic BMW anyone? Yours for $28,000!
Above: What lies beneath. Little clues as to the works of art that lie inside Deus if you were just driving past. If you know, you know. Sign reads: ‘Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
Above: Looks like a Honda CRF-powered Cafe Racer to us, what do you reckon?
Above: A unique way of telling people not to sit on their bikes.
Above: Decorate your house in Deus Ex-Machina posters, buy the boots, or the jeans. Who said motorcycling wasn’t a lifestyle?
Above: Not just your average motorcycle shop. Man in shop is staring at Paul Cordle because he’s not wearing a hipster beard. Yet. He's working on it.
Fascinated by the latest customs coming out of the UK and abroad? Or want to pick up a Deus t-shirt, then you need to get along to The Bike Shed III in London on May 24-25. We have it on good authority that Deus are attending, too.
Massive hipster thanks to Paul Cordle for sorting out these pics for us. Cheers fella.