December 14, 2009

BotD: the Arland Group.

The other day (well, week or two, it’s taken me awhile to get this posted) I stopped by my brotherman Dave Rogers’ office, which he was moving out of, and on my way out way once again struck by a bike sitting outside an office that Dave had pointed out to me some months ago. I asked the owner if I might take some pics, make it BotD, and while he affixed the front headlight I shot away with my little iPhone.

Note the Holiday-appropriate (and safety-plus) Xmas lights. And the killah bottle opener. And the coolest bell ever…well here’s more info via the owner, Jonathan:

Hey Man,
Nice to meet you today.

Bike background:
Bought the frame from a friend who was traveling and selling all of his possessions.  I only road bike, so I decided to do an eclectic build.  I collect, repair and sell antique cruisers as a hobby.

I have always liked the look of titanium.  Ride to work everyday.  Lately have been merging bike genres together to get interesting aesthetics. This is a meld of vintage mountain bike, American-style cruiser and English-gentleman-style cruiser. Single speed, built with ebay and craigslist parts.  Coolest features are the bottle opener and Sogreni copper bell (plus rechargeable battery powered LED Christmas lights every year after Halloween)

A few notes: we’re launching a new site end of the month.

I am a travel photographer.

Starting a new site just for photography.  Just got back from Thailand and Vietnam.

My wife just started a purse company based in Boulder, launch was five days ago.

We together sell repurposed clothing and housewares, launched three weeks ago   (just mentioned in 5280 newsletter).

Be cool!

Below are two ways of viewing, the first a slideshow you can sit back and watch scroll, or click thru. The second shows the photos far bigger if you click on them, for fellow bike nerds out there who want to see detail. ~ ed.

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