IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles will make a new cruiser model inspired by Mike Wolfe, the host of the History Channel reality show, American Pickers.
The Red Wolfe model, available this fall, will be on display at this week's Sea Otter Classic.
"This is a particularly exciting project for us," said Alan Foster, Felt's lifestyle product manager. "Mike is well-known to have deep cycling roots, not just as a collector, but in his life prior to becoming a television celebrity. He raced bikes and owned a shop for 11 years. He was also a rep in the industry, so his love for bicycles is genuine. He was actively involved in every aspect of the Red Wolfe's look and knew exactly want he wanted going in. We are thrilled with this project and the relationship."
The Red Wolfe comes with a hydroformed tank top tube, 1-1/8-inch threadless double crown fork, three-speed Shimano coaster brake with 50mm super-wide aluminum wheels, 26-inch Quick Brick tires, Felt Drillium 44T aluminum chainring, full-length fenders and a rear rack. The paint scheme mimics a post-war balloon bike. It also features an oversize springer seat with embossed with the logo of Wolfe's antique store, Antique Archaeology.
The Antique Archaeology logo also appears on the top tube. Bikes are limited edition and each comes with a plate bearing Wolfe's signature and production number. The expected MSRP is $749.99.