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O.k., before the ugliness: we were sent this link by the Ramstacker. Sort of like watching a home movie, it's mundane and intriguing at the same time. ************************************************************************************* Surly In The News I'm getting to this one a little late but I think it still bears mention. Local "fickle fashion-first hipster" City Pages writer Bradley Campbell articulates better than he may realize why we do what we do colorwise. He even goes so far as to call in expert analysis to figure out why we don't have better taste, though it should be noted that he did not bother to contact us prior to (or after) publishing his opinion. So, for the record: We don't make stuff with the intent that it will color-coordinate with your ensemble, apartment, townhome, condo, car, or lifestyle. We are not obsessed by the design ethic of Smeg, Wolf, or Apple. Rather we offer bikes and bike stuff by and for people who ride bikes. If you like the color, great. And if you don't we assume you're a big enough person to get past such niggling detail or else have the thing painted some shade of Personal Expression Of Good Taste. Oh, Ugly. We love you better than the transient tastes of myopic hipsters and retrogrouches alike because you are real. And low maintenance. Anyway, thanks Bradley and City Pages for the backhanded compliment. This even makes me consider doing a frame in Raspberry Kiss just for you. Skip covers the rest of the ugliness from here... -----
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Eric is a pretty ok guy. Tall, loud, personable, slightly annoying, mostly harmless, law-abiding, easy-going, longitudinal, forthrightly wishy-washy, slightly bent, wigged out, dopey, and marginally accident-prone. He lives on cold cereal and American macro-brews while occasionally fighting the good fight. He's fallen down in front of big crowds before, and he'll likely do it again. He sometimes zigs when he clearly should have zagged.

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im - 11/04/2008 12:21:00…

Got this in the mail the other day: "dude, remember that awesome steamroller from the shipwreck dude; well, it got stolen a couple weeks ago. at least the the creamroller color looks rad, but it still ain't the same as the old boston baked bean frame with the threaded HS…

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im - 10/24/2008 08:33:00…

Gather 'round. Take a knee. We have some new bits in stock now: Check out the Blockhead sox. They're angular for your pleasure, brown like all good things, wool like Zito's hair, and specifically designed to fill the void space between your shoes and your feet. What more do you…

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