336 and out

I started this blog in 2008.

Fixed gear took me to mecanics… and photography to leather craftmanship.

I now build bikes or parts for bikes,  work on my own photography projects, in the dark room, and design and manufacture leather items.

Thanks to all the reader and enthousiasts that contributed to this blog.

You can now find me on :

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My instagram : ldnmadbros

My webshop :


Travel safe.


January 2013







Carmello helping me on some parts and wearing bespoke Utopia Cuir bespoke apron made of Buffalo

Mad Bros Engineering and Instagram

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CIEU _ un artiste à part ©louisdavidnajar

Here s the story of a man who chose to paint, and express himself through canvas of colours :

Pictorial and abstract, Cieu’s art appears to me a burst of sincerity. A cool mix of fun and serious approach to pretty much everything in life. It is not easy to be a so called artist today, and get a bit of credibility without having to do things you dont really want. Selling your own art becomes like selling any other procuct, with price, a contact, bills … the boring shit. Creators like to create. But creation needs to be sold. The art market today is a good reflection that about anything can be called art and put in a gallery … to be sold.
Finding the balance between creative work and creative art becomes a matter of time share, and most of the time, the “passion stays on the shelf”. No matter how much you like that thing in your life, you have to struggle to maintain your love to it, through fails and defeats, mistakes and torn pieces. The captain stays the course,focusing on his goal. What s your goal creatively when all you re focused on is making money. That battle between survival and comfort and the amount of sacrifices you re ready to make determinates the greatness of your dream.

I am really glad to see that someone who has not only a good heart but also some talent (and an incredible sense of humour) gets the right amount of recognition and visibility with professional opportunities because as I said earlier, the whole balance is tricky.

For my part of this day all I really wanted to get was the very essence of what I feel when I get into someone’s spot, is the overall impression that you get entering a place where someeone has been thoughtful probably for hours, with the only mean of doing something good.

Pictural et abstrait à la fois, l’art de Cieu m’apparait comme une explosion de sincérité. Un savant mélange de dérision et de sérieux pour affronter la vie. Il n’est pas évident d’être un artiste de nos jours, et d’avoir une crédibilité sans avoir à faire de choses dont on a aucune envie. Vendre son art devient comme vendre n’importe quel produit, avec un prix, un contrat, des factures, le côté chiant. Mais la création a besoin d’être vendue. Le marché de l’art reflète que presque n’importe quoi peut être dénommé art et mis dans une galerie, pour y être vendu.
Trouver l’équilibre entre le travail créatif et création devient une question de répartition temporaire, et dans de nombreux cas, “la passion reste au placard” (pour la Version Française). Peu importe à quel point on aime quelque chose dans la vie, on doit se battre pour maintenir l’amour qu’on lui porte, au travers des échecs et des défaites, des erreurs et des fracas. Le capitaine tient le cap, soucieux de son objectif. Mais quel est l’objectif créatif de quelqu’un qui n’est obsédé que par le fait de s’enrichir. Cette bataille entre survie et confort et la quantité de sacrifices que l’on est prêt à faire détermine la grandeur de notre rêve.

Je suis vraiment ravi de voir quelqu’un qui n’a pas seulement bon coeur, mais aussi du talent (et un sens de l’humour incroyable) bénéficier de reconnaissance et de visibilité avec des opportunités professionnelles, parce que comme je l’ai dit plus tôt, l’équilibre est délicat.
Pour ma part, je voulais simplement capturer l’essence de ce que je ressens lorsque je rentre dans un univers avec cette impression étrange d’être dans un lieu ou quelqu’un a pensé pendant des heures durant, avec comme seul objectif de faire quelque chose de bien.

Louis David Najar
Juillet 2013

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Starcow x Deus x Jack Purcell – Paris July 2013 ©LDN



Du grand n’importe quoi


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Lefty will’s birthday


Mad Bros #02 : The splitlane

Mad Bike #02 : The Splitlane

This is my 1993 Yamaha SR500 That I rebuilt from the frame up.
In house made the seat, the upholstery, the bars; painted the metalflake tank a while aho and added the flames later. The rest is the usual stuff : blinkers, headlight (from † http://www.eightysixchannel.blogspot.ca/)  vintage looking rearlight. Longer control cables.
No battery, KN filter … blablabla
Upswept muffler and Hagon shocks.
Kick pedal is home made.
Gonna be racing it at Dirtquake this summer, so I have to change it to “dirt track” mode.
LDN May 6th 2013


What you been up to

SHit s been pretty intense.

Dont’ have real time to keep posting stuff, but I still have so many photos to put here.
Here ‘s where to find me :



and my instagram :


here’ s a tank I painted for my friend Riton.


(before he went on a cafe racer delirium and put hit the ground dryyyy) so I had to repair it and tweak it a little, and gave it back to him right the way I thought he’d like to see it.