One of our regular customers, Dien, just picked up his new custom Soma! Dien built this from the ground up on teaching time here at Broadway. Earlier this week we asked Dien a few questions about his new ride…
BBS: Tell us about your new bike!
Dien: It’s a Soma Smoothie frame with a matching Soma steel fork. It has Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain and brakes. Stem and seat post are both matching Thomson parts. It’s a silly reason but I picked Thomson because one of my favorite philosophers is named Judy Thomson. The headset is Chris King with Salsa bar. The seat is the canvas Brooks Cambium and I taped the handle bar with matching tape. It has Continental 4Season tires for New England roads.
BBS: How does it ride?
Dien: It rides incredibly well! The whole thing weighs just south of 21 lbs but is sturdy and responsive. The bike really wants you to go faster. I love it. I ride it mostly on nice days for long rides.
BBS: How was your experience building it here?
Dien: The whole experience has been incredibly fun and rewarding. This is my first new bike in 26 years and I wanted to learn how to build one as well. People keep coming up to me and tell me it’s a work of art. I just love the way it fits and I know exactly how to tweak it and maintain it.
BBS: Thanks Dien – enjoy riding it!
The Door 3 Gallery (The tiny gallery inside the Broadway Bicycle School) is pleased to present “NO LIMIT ON THE WORLDS,” a show of new work by Jamaica Plain-based artist, Lindsay Metivier. The exhibition explores contemporary photographic tropes in chromatic dysthesia.
Please join us for an opening reception this Thursday, June 18th, from 7 to 9 PM. Snacks and light refreshments in appropriately tiny glassware will be served.
We just scheduled two new basic classes and a wheelbuilding class! Come meet some great people and learn about your bike this summer!
Broadway Bicycle is now renting bicycles! We have a fleet of Brompton folding bicycles that will be available on a first come first served basis. Whether you are in town for a few days and need a bike or want to give a Brompton a thorough test ride we have you covered. If you aren’t familiar with Bromptons they are a super sleek folding bike that is fun to ride and folds up small enough to bring anywhere! All rentals come with a helmet, lock and lights. Stop by or call for more info!
We will be having our annual Pancake Breakfast on Tuesday May 12th from 7:30am – 9:30am! Come on by for some coffee, pancakes and OJ. See you then!
If you are thinking about buying a Surly now is the time to do it! Surly is offering $150 off any in stock complete bike! Check out the bikes Surly makes here: http://surlybikes.com/