I'm a 24 year old dude from Romania with a big dream and very limited financial options. I found my place in life, and that place is on 2 wheels. But I wanted more than being a weekend rider. And I still do.
So after a few miles on a bike I struggled to buy, I quit my job to do something better with my life. Sitting behind a desk 8 hours a day felt like dying a little bit inside, day in and day out.
I was able to find a place where I had the chance to make my dream happen: I found a small bike shop run by a very skilled and talented individual, who agreed to take me in as an apprentice and teach me the skills I need. But since it's only an apprenticeship in a very small shop, the only payment so far is the know-how, help and assistance for my build.
My biggest goal is to become a bike builder, but the only way I could prove myself is to build my own project and show it to the world. But right now, I barely had enough to cover some basic tools and some protective gear. I barely earn enough to put food on the table, so I can't afford the materials I need for the build (steel pipe, sheet metal, that kind of stuff).
I want to hand-craft the most bad-ass bike ever seen around here and hopefully make enough of a name for myself to be able to get more work, because this is what I want to do with my life.
Hopefully one day I will be worthy enough to stand in the shadow of chopper gods like Indian Larry (R.I.P.), Billy Lane, Paul Cox and others, because they are the ones whom I look up to.
All donations will be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance for helping me turn my dream into reality.