My first bicycle related memories go way back to last century when I was 8 years old or so. I remember a small red foldable bike, portuguese made, which I transformed and tuned up: off went the chromed fenders, the stickers and it received a very special oversprayed painting that made it somewhere near a rough dark red wall brick. Seemed cool at that time though. Easily explainable why it got broken in half on a beautiful backyard jump.
The sucessor was a silver bmx bike. Wow, how cool it was! Obviously it went through the same tuning overhauling but lasted a bit longer.
Years went by and my riding passion didn't make it against my car passion. Nevertheless I still rode a bicycle whenever the moment arised.
On the millenium turn I met the guy on the left, a passionate bicycle rider and also a car enthusiast. I regained my passion for bikes & rides, at that time with an up to date mountain bicycle, a companion for many, many thousand of miles.
Somewhere along this way an idea started to shape in our minds: why shouldn't we build our own bike and put all our crazy ideas on it?
We started the first drawings back in 2011 and after many setbacks that almost made us quit, here we are, the proud fathers of the first Overlap bicycle.
We wanted to make it different, original with carefully chosen components but also quite simple and practical. A daily companion and a weekend racer if you wish. I think it's so beautiful that you're gonna just sit and stare many, many times in between rides!
We designed it for our pleasure but the project wouldn't be complete if we didn't share it with you.