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Shop BikeMany of you have seen the single-speed project bike that had the honor of being our first blog entry, but few of you have seen our original shop bike. This is the skinny-tired single speed that is used to navigate the shopping center to retrieve food, make change, and run other errands. The history of this frame is special to me. It was traded to me from a former co-worker/bike mechanic and friend. Before that the bike was traded to him in the same manner. The bike has seen many reincarnations as a multi-speed, single-speed, and fixed gear bike. It has belonged to at least three different shop employees in at least three different bike shops. The funny thing about bikes like this is that they get as much if not more attention then the super “Gucci” new bikes displayed around the shop. I have to agree these old project bikes are neat- especially when they have passed through the hands of good friends.



  • Hjalti
    Posted October 19, 2006 at 8:59 am

    Cool bike. I think they get the attention because they are seen as attainable. I may never scrape together the funds for a ‘bling’ bike, but a little bit here and there, and I can field a respectable beater that does all I need it to.

  • Crash
    Posted October 23, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    Not only is this a cool bike to have or look at, its a cool bike to ride. Going to make change or going to the store is made much more fun by riding this bike instead of walking. Its cool to look at and cool to ride.

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