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The “Black & White Fixie” by Elipto

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While the Black & White Fixie remains only a concept bike, it’s sure to delight the underground cycling masses everywhere.

The Black & White Fixie is the creation of Belgian graphic designer, Dirk Claessen, which has been punctuated by a striking two-tone black and white livery, that’s comprised of a lightweight aluminum frameset that’s been topped-off with a bespoke laser engraved leather saddle and handgrips.

Claessen was born in Kempen, and after working in his father’s auto body paint shop where he obsessively refined his skills as a custom painter,  he later went on to graduate from the School of Arts in Brussels with a master’s degree in graphic design.

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His first job was at Bell Racing in Europe where he specialized in graphic artwork for the company’s custom helmet division, quickly earning himself the reputation as the go-to artist by numerous top F1 racers to design their helmets.

In 2012 he moved to Antwerp, where a stint at Pinkeye design studio earned him a number of skills in branding and graphic design integration.

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After establishing his own design firm Elipto, Claessen has gained ever greater independence where he is now able to engage in special projects and design work, with the Black & White Fixie being his latest tribute to cycling.

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