The mythical days of the "summer of love" in the S. Francisco of 1968 only left us a few things. One of the few groups of that time which still has its followers is the Grateful Dead which can rely upon a very high number of fans: the Dead Heads. Buffalo Bill belongs to them: listening to "Blues for Allah", he works on pieces of strong leather, forging them as he likes to create seat and other similar psychedelic things. You won't find such peculiar works at no other dealer, decorated items which refer to undisputed masters of psychedelic art such as the incredible Rick Griffin. "Cobra" seats reminding of California, leather bags which cannot but find their place on any lover's motorcycle; belts, suitcases, leather (or other) clothing, boots, various accessories and many more. Countless totally hand-made items which can be adapted to meet the needs of anyone and which will attract whoever considers "Easy Rider" as the cult movie always on show in his/her personal film library.
Articles about Buffalo bill, his motorcycle and his shop can be found in the following Italian magazines:
Freeway Magazine: n° 8 November 1994 / n° 20 November 1995 / n° 30 September
1996 / n° 44 November 1997 / n° 88 July 2001 / n°
96 March 2002
Machine n° 10 10/1999 / Bikers
Life - 04/2001 / Motociclismo - Dicembre '96
Speciali di Motociclismo: Custom & Special
1997 / Custom & Special
1998 / Abbigliamento & Accessori
2000 / Custom & Cruiser 2000/2001/2002 / Turismo in moto 2001
In memory of Johnny Thunders (1952-1991)
During the "Rockin'Umbria" yearly exhibition, in September 1988, Roberto Becchetti, alias Buffalo Bill, met one of the chief representative of US punk-rock, Johnny Thunders, inside his shop; he was impressed by the items and the typical US handicraft which were so familiar to him.