Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Keeping in Unground... Literally.
Many fixed gear riders get slack for riding the style that they do. Being called hipsters or being told they are just jumping on the bandwagon. There are very few fixed gear specialty shops that are able to make a profit while keep their integrity about the sport. In Paris this is one and only shop dedicated to promote and repair these bikes. Called Cyclope it can be found underground literally. With the price of retail space and the cost this shop can be found through a gate down and alley, then down steps into the basement of a building in a courtyard. Phew! The specialize in repairing, building, and selling fixed gear bikes. Although nearly impossible to find, once you are there, you have truly found a hidden gem!