The Berliner Fahrradschau

Written by Benjamin Owen on . Posted in DIY, Events, Handmade Bicycles, Travel 2 Comments

Editors note:  This is the first post by one of two new Go Means Go contributors.  They are Northwest kids living in Europe and embarking on a bike trip.  You’ll be able to find their ramblings here on GMG.  Part diary, part travelogue, with writings from the road- we’re happy to have Ben and Chase onboard.  Ride on, you crazy diamonds.

A bicycle can get you where you want to go, but like many 20-somethings, we don’t always know where we’re going. It is times like those when it is sometimes good to let your bike take the lead. We, along with hordes of others, let our bikes guide the way and this time all roads led to Berlin for the Berliner Fahrradschau (Berlin Bicycle Show).

We consciously chose to do no prior research or investigation of the show and its vendors so that Berlin itself could show us what its bike culture, fashion, and ambition is. With no expectations, we rolled up to the venue, and it did not disappoint.

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Meet the Maker: Ruthworks

Written by Ryan on . Posted in Bags, Bicycle, Gear, Handmade Bicycles No Comments

I came across Ruthworks via Facebook and reached out to Ely in San Francisco where he works at his home shop, enjoying the opportunity to spend time with his family. Ely is the owner, sewer, leather worker, cutter, designer and fabricator at Ruthworks, with quite a few beautiful items available for randonneurs, tourers, commuters and every day folks.

We did a little interview and it went something like this:

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This Thursday in Seattle

Written by Ryan on . Posted in Bicycle, Bike Porn, Events, Handmade Bicycles, Seattle No Comments

This Thursday is the Pioneer Square Art Walk.  Stop by Il Corvo Pasta at at 217 James St. (Between 2nd & 3rd Aves.) where a handful of bicycle craftsmen will showcase their work in making handbuilt bicycles.  There will be champagne (for sale at a “reasonable rate.”)  It looks as though Hampsten and 333fab will be in the house.

I don’t have many more details, but I suggest you check it out.  5-9pm this Thursday.

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