A couple of us dropped by Seven Cycles, one of the oldest and most revered custom bike manufacturers in New England, one day and were given a tour of their facilities. Lots to drool over!
For a while we were passing by Paramount Bicycles and wondering why it wasn’t open during normal hours. Turned out the owner/only employee, Tyler, had been in a hospice center for 20 days before making a remarkable comeback. He’s reopened his shop and is back to normal for the time being, although he might cut down open shop hours later this year. After reading this whole story, go and pay Tyler a visit – he’s really something else! He’s also one of Boston’s best mechanics! http://scoutsomerville.com/paramount-bicycle-repair/
Last time he was in Colorado Luis visited the Fort Collins Bike Co-op, which has been around since 2003. They also started in a small garage – maybe we’ll grow in a similar way?
Luis visited Austin Yellow Bike, a collective that’s been around since 1997. We have a lot to learn from their processes and accomplishments!
Troy and Val decided to move a couch one day without a motor vehicle. Believe it or not they survived the experience!
Tom, one of our staff, rebuilt this classic ’98 Marzocchi Z3 Bomber suspension fork tonight. Take a look! Restoring life to old parts and bikes is just one of the things you can do at SBK!