Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 12th, 2008 at 10:03 am
This is a regular feature intended to remind you that when you buy a used bike from the Community Cycling Center’s retail shop (1700 NE Alberta) you are not just getting a cool bike, you’re also helping fund their amazing education programs for low-income youth and adults.
This month’s bike is a 56cm, 2007 Surly CrossCheck that CCC mechanic Benjamin Jaspers says, “will eat whatever you feed it.”
On sale at the CCC for $895.
(Photos by Alison Hill Graves)
Here’s more on the bike from the CCC’s Alison Hill Graves:
“This 2007 Surly CrossCheck is a piece of bike art that our mechanics love to create. Benjamin Jaspers, the CCC’s buyer and mechanic, built this bike with loving care by hand-selecting used parts to complement the new frame.
“This bike will eat whatever you feed it,” said Benjamin. “It can commute, race ‘cross, or go for a light tour.”
The story behind this bike is not so dramatic. The frame had been hanging in the shop for over a year. Since we want to see bikes out on the street and not collecting dust, it was time to make it road-ready and find it a new home.”
This sweet rig is on sale at the Community Cycling Center bike shop (1700 NE Alberta Street) for $895. Bring it home today, and bring a smile to a kid’s face tomorrow.