It was US custom bikes website bikerodnkustom.com which described Silva as the M.C. Escher of bikes, adding "…his visually-odd but functionally-right approach to frame design is [instantly] recognizable."
And anybody who has seen a Phat chopper will agree to that.
[NB M.C. Escher (1898-1972) was the Dutch graphic artist responsible for all those impossible buildings drawings and repeated geometric patterns so beloved of poster printers].
Silva’s new line of bikes, also known as GGG, will have more street bikes and commuters than the Phat line-up.
"Every thing that I design I try to make it fun and functional," Silva told BikeBiz.co.uk.
"The S-frame is design for city riding, a bike that will turn a lot of heads. The best way to describe the ride of this bike is more like a soft ride but with a nicer feel to it. This frame has been tested by the Aerospace Ind. Development Corp. and by structural engineer, Szui Lu, a bike fanatic."
The Hogg frame gives a more laid-back, recumbent-type ride.
Silva is now based in Taiwan because "it is the heart of the bike industry" and it’s "where all the R&D is being done.
Suppliers wishing to distribute G3 bikes in the UK and beyond should contact Silva by email.