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May 2, 2013 Posted by admin in video

Motorcycle vs Cyclist

Its getting warmer out that means more accidents. slow down and be safe out there.

The "other" guys...


Ann Arbor Bicycle Show & Swap Meet

This weekend is the 33rd annual Ann Arbor bicycle show and swap meet for more info check out their web site.



Detroit Bikes - A-Type review

For the past two years I have been working with Detroit Bikes to design and build an affordable bicycle made here in the motor city.  Here is a review of the A-type  that will go into full production in July.


Spring time repairs

Shop is humming along with spring time repairs.  Get yours in now while turn around times are quick. book appointment! image
April 7, 2013 Posted by admin in soccer

Detroit City FC schedule.

Courtesy of the Northern Guard.

DCFC schedule

DCFC schedule


Detroit Bikes launches web store

Detroit bikes is now live and taking online pre orders.

We build a bike for people who haven’t forgotten how to ride one, and by that we mean everyone. We build it in a city with manufacturing expertise and deep traditions that include bicycle production, touring, recreational riding, commuting & racing. The prototype was constructed in a coach house off Woodward Avenue, a couple of blocks from where Henry Ford once lived. We manufacture every frame at our factory in West Detroit. We weld them here. We paint, assemble and package them here.

Detroit bikes Type A

Detroit Bikes Type A


Mountain Bike Godfather.

Tom Ritchey's 40-Year Ride from Jay Bird Films on Vimeo.

Serious Fabrication


Winter 2013

Cold weather means less repairs in the shop and more time for pond hockey.  I spent most my time on the ice. #cantstop

Pond hockey 1Pond hockey 2


February in the rack

In the rack currently is an old Austrian  Puch that was in need of serious drivetrain  repair.  After being Cleaned, tweaked, and adjusted she is road ready. image image
January 8, 2013 Posted by admin in video

Hockey is BACK.

Typical Pavel Datsyuk in the KHL.


Bicycle Events.


The Detroit Creative Corridor DC3 Gallery presents an exhibit of art and design related to bicycles and bicycle culture in Detroit.  Opens Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Hub of Detroit

WINTER BIKE-A-THON Starts: 12:00 am Ends: January 7, 2013 - 12:00 am Location: The Cass Corridor

" Hey ya'll, We are going to be biking to raise money for Back Alley Bikes. Some folks are riding for just a bit, some are riding 50 miles and others are trying to go 100 miles! We are going to do it all in the bitter cold. So help us out! Make a flat donation, pledge by mile or come cheer us on! More info at "


Anatomy of a Detroit Bike

BicycleIt has been a busy year for Detroit Bikes, setting up a factory on Detroit's west side all while keeping up production to get the bikes finalized for a spring launch.

March 1st is the anticipated launch of the website, at which time orders can be placed.  The Detroit Bikes bicycle is a basic commuter style with a relaxed  upright geometry for comfort. It is combined with a slightly shorter  wheelbase for quicker response and extra maneuverability.  Made from .035" walled 4130 chromoly steel, the frame is extremely light and strong, which is an extra bonus if you have to lug it up a flight of stairs.

The front fork was designed to have a slight industrial look by using flat plate mild steel for the bridges and dropouts, combined with true temper  chromoly tubing with a mild bend to help absorb vibration on rough roads.  The bike is made to be simplistic and appeal to the average consumer who is looking to get from point A to point B. The bicycle comes with a nexus 3 speed coaster break hub that is easily adjustable, eliminating  the need to know the inner workings of a derailleur system for proper shifting.

bicycle rackThe Bicycle is designed, tig welded, and assembled in the city of Detroit and will make its debut in local bike shops soon. Standard sized parts (ie bottom bracket size head tube and fork steer sizes)  are used to allow for easy aftermarket upgrades.  Currently the frame, fork,  rear rack, chain guard, and fender stays are made at Detroit Bikes.    The frames are all powder coated, providing a very durable finish to the steel.  Powder coating is done on site under tightly regulated conditions to provide optimum finish and longevity of the bicycle's frame.  As production increases and manufacturing techniques improve, more parts will be created in house or sourced locally.

Keep up with Detroit Bikes via Facebook for updates and order information or at  that will be up and running on March 1st.


For Sale

Selling my 29er Mountain bike on ebay.

Haro Mary SS

The Great Trail State

Gov. snyder's plan to connect existing trail systems to create a 599 mile trail from Belle Isle to Wisconsin.

full article via Detroit Free Press

Michigan trail systems

How bike pumps work.


Detroit Bikes

Here are some forks that we have cooked up over at Detroit Bikes in the 18 foot easy bake oven!


Transforming a city

Watch Bogota: Building a Sustainable City on PBS. See more from e2.


Thunderdrome 2012


August 9, 2012 Posted by admin in video

Engine Cycles

Engin Cycles from 2the9's web Productions on Vimeo.

Cardboard Bicycle


Stage 13

Missed a few in the past few days.  Todays stage 13 win goes to Andre Greipel.

photo finish

Andre Griepel wins stage 13

Stage four

Stage four win goes to Andre Greipel after Mark Cavendish was involved in a crash leading to the sprint finish.


Stage three

Stage three win goes to 21 year old Peter Sagan.  Again...

Peter Sagan takes stage three win