Portland’s beloved “bike shop and tavern” Velo Cult has given us yet another excuse to stop in and hang out. This Saturday they’ll debut a unique way of displaying lust-worthy bike parts: tables that are topped in glass and feature components from domestic brands mere inches from your pint glass.
The idea behind for the tables came from Sky Boyer, Velo Cult’s owner. “We have so much bicycle history on display at the shop, it just made sense to find way to extend it to the bar itself.”
Boyer built the tables himself and filled them with components from his favorite domestic manufacturers. “Some are a modern representation of the brand, while others shine a light on the past, highlighting parts from the birth of the mountain bike era.”
And of course the parts are worth staring at. “If it’s drool worthy to us, then it’s gonna be on display,” he added. It’s all Boyer’s way of sharing his bike love and making his shop a fun and interesting place to be. “For us the atmosphere comes first, we want the shop to be as much fun to hang out in as possible.”
Here are a few more pics…
Brands currently represented in the tables include:
- Paul Components
- Phil Wood Co.
- Chris King
- Curtis Odom
- White Industries
- Wolf Tooth Components
Velo Cult is having a big party on Saturday to debut the tables. Also on display will be photographs by the inimitable John Watson, author and photographer behind The Radavist. Check out the event flyer below!