BotD: the Arland Group.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 13, 2009
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the holland group "bike of the day" boulder

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.



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “BotD: the Arland Group.”

  1. There's a lot about this bike that's both aesthetically and plain old functionally pleasing. Look at that big headlight! Nothing gives you a better feeling of control at dusk than a bright light beam forging the way in the darkness. Those fat tires are perfect for sludgy, rock strewn streets and paths. Nice saddle. The Brooks saddle lasts years. It molds to fit you after you ride it a while. You gotta love those wooden fenders. Titanium is nice, especially unfinished, because it won't scratch as easily as painted metal. The wooden fenders warm up the look of the bike as wood will. They aren't just for show, either, protecting the rider from road debris. The cork handlebar grips feel good and are grippy so you can hang on better when without the, your hands might slide off. And, of course, it's so handy to have a built-in bottle opener. Thanks for posting this.