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Building Bikes and Documenting Personal Struggles

I’ve been a fan of Ezra Caldwell’s work for about five years. The bikes he builds as Fast Boy Cycles are beautiful and always meticulously documented with well made photographs. When he was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, Ezra turned outward and used his blog to share his wide-ranging experiences with treatment, his continued work as a bike builder and more. The latest short documentary from the Made by Hand series is about Ezra. In it he talks about his origins as a builder and his struggles with cancer with the same sincerity and openness that make his writing so powerful. It is beautifully shot and produced and well worth a watch.

Made by Hand / No 5 The Bike Maker from Made by Hand on Vimeo.