Spender Family Blog

Bike Shop

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Spender on June 9, 2009

I stopped into a vintage bicycle store recently to take a little look-see. Old racers command big bucks among the stylish elite below 14th street. An old battered Raleigh or Schwinn enjoys a glorious second life here after a little TLC by one of the many skilled bike monkeys on the island.

In this photo, the original crank is being removed with an angle grinder to be fitted with a top of the line Ritchie replacement. Blink and you’ll have missed a rusty old bike sold for $20 in Ohio transformed into a $900 object-des-art.

Bike shop

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  1. Hi Faj said, on June 10, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Any demand for old bikes with a basket on front as in Mary Poppins? Jenny might be sitting on a gold mine!

    • Andrew Spender said, on June 10, 2009 at 9:40 am

      Claim your fortune!

  2. Tom said, on June 14, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    I’m enjoying the new blog Andy. Good to see some of your video work: central park looked wonderful – I couldn’t believe all those frizbees! If the Brompton gets a bit much for you, maybe you should get yourself one of these:


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