We visit local shops when traveling to top off the air in the tires, buy a few items, and talk shop. I like to hear what’s happening in town, what’s selling or not, and meet the clientele. Shops maybe a local roadie hangout for urban commuters, or even an artist’s collective like the Asphalt Store in Poland. That shop is on the list to visit, cause like 14 Bike Co, they’re
Interested in forming new collaborations with international artists and encouraging them to create new work in their space.
Photos by Michał Zachwieja
One of my favorite and most memorable shop visits was at the Freitag store in Berlin. It’s not an actual bike shop, but where I got a free fixed-gear to ride and talked to Martin, who was working there that day. We discussed art, culture, Obey, urban, and everything else until a rush of customers came in.