The Motobe came into my life through my friendship with Roger Miret (The lead singer of Agnostic Front; he is also the Rumblers president…just in case you do not know the guy). I think it was 1989 or 90 when he dragged the sporty in milk grates into my shop in Long Island City. He picked it up in Miami. Soon enough he found himself a shovel project and sold the mildewed parts to my friend, the artist Arthur Sordillo. His wife needed a bike to tool around on, so he asked me to make it pretty.
It stayed a sporty for many years until Art decided to turn me loose on it again. Only this time he wanted a sporty that was not a sporty anymore. Those were his requirements. That’s how it became what you see now. – Walt Siegl