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Made this little gem for Geekhouse Bikes.
EDIT: It was asked how it sounds.
Tags: bell, brass, custom, geekhouse
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Saw this on Geekhouse’s website. Seems Geekhouse is moving to a giant space, and they got space for you too!
Makers, manufacturers, artists, photographers, graphic designers, programmers, if you are the kind of person who is making something we are looking for you. HQ Boston is the premiere location in Boston for small to medium scale manufacturing. We have tens of thousands of square feet of space ready to be turned into your next workshop, studio, or work space. Space is able to be ordered in increments of 500ft, 1000ft and 2000ft, we can accept anyone from small hand crafted shops, to medium scale semi-industrial facilities.
This is flex space, you will be able to get more as your business grows HQ Boston also boasts two working freight elevators, a shared gallery and conference room, fun community setting, and best of all reasonable rent (for real!). We are also in the heart of the Boston innovation district one of the fastest growing areas in Massachusetts. HQ Boston will be for people who want to make things, people who value being green and bicycle friendly, who know the value of solid quality built products.
Also this amazing bit of video.
See more pics of the space here.
Also watch this space for more info
Tags: awesome, bikes, geekhouse, giant space, video
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I talked a while back about the Roll It Forward bike donation program that the City was running. Seems they have sweetened the deal with the offer of free jerseys AND the chance to win a sweet paint job from Sugar Coat (part of Geekhouse Bikes).
Free bike Jersey with bike donation!
We still have a few bike jerseys available as a thank-you to those of you who donate your bike before March 15th. Sizes are limited, so bring your bike into one of our partner shops as soon as possible!
You must email [email protected] for a copy of the bike jersey claim form. Offer Expires: March 15 or when jersey sizes run out.
Sugarcoat by Geekhouse Bikes is sponsoring a powder coat raffle to help spur more bike donations! When you donate a high-quality* bike to Roll it Forward, you will be entered into a raffle for one of 5 free powder coat and priming packages being offered by Geekhouse Bikes. Look at the beautiful work they can do for your old bike and then read below the slideshow for more information about the promotion.
Geekhouse Bikes is a custom bicycle frame builder based right here in Boston. Sugarcoat is their in-house painting service for the bikes you already have. It’s amazing what they can do to revitalize that bike of yours that you know you’ll keep forever but that might need a light makeover. Their full powder coat services are listed here, but with a donation to Roll it Forward you could get a powder coat package valued at $300 for FREE! The prize package includes a selection from 20 colors, assembly and disassembly, and prep and finish work including tapping, reaming, and facing the painted bike.
1) Due to the value of this prize package, the contest is available only for qualified bicycle donations.
Donations must be relatively modern offerings (circa 1996 onward) from a name-brand bicycle company carried at a bike store (such as Giant, Trek, Specialized, Gary Fisher, Kona, Marin, Surly, Raleigh, Jamis, Bianchi, GT, Cannondale, Fuji, Rocky Mountain, etc).
Bicycles originally retailing for under $250, including all department store bikes *and kids bikes of all brands* are not eligible for this raffle, although we will still accept them for the program. 24″ wheel bikes from brands mentioned above are the only exception.
2) While it is ok if the bicycle may need repair, it absolutely will not be considered for the raffle if it shows any signs of rust or disrepair at the level described here:
3) Multiple bike donations translate to multiple raffle entries, provided each donated bike meets the standards above.
4) Once winners are selected they will be put directly into contact with Geekhouse Bikes to make all necessary arrangements. Until then please direct all inquiries about the raffle to Roll it Forward and not to Geekhouse.
What you need to do:
1) Send an email to Roll it Forward including the make and model of the bike(s) you intend to donate and how you heard about the promotion. If you have photos, attach them. This serves as your request for the special raffle entry form. We will then email you a raffle form to take with you to your participating bike shop.
2) Take the bike and the form with you when you donate your bike. Take it direct to the bike service area to ensure that they fill it out properly for you. List of donation locations.
3) Remember you’re also eligible for our free bike jersey offer as well! When you email us about the raffle we’ll also send you the bike jersey claim form.
Why powder coat my bike? Powder coating is a great investment for your bike, and not just because it’ll be looking so good! The paint is your bike’s first line of defense against the elements, effectively sealing the metal of your bike against water, grit, and grime. In addition, the process to repaint a bike gives you the opportunity to “winterize” your bike frame’s internals with options such as J.P. Weiglel Frame saver (for steel frames), reaming, facing, and chasing essential bearing locations around the headset and bottom bracket. So after you repaint your bike, it’ll ride well for the long haul.
To learn more about Geekhouse Bikes, Sugarcoat Powder Coating and more: Sign Up for the Geekhouse Bikes newsletter at http://www.geekhousebikes.com/
Tags: free jerseys, geekhouse, powdercoat, Roll it forward
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I nearly had to perform rescue breathing on Greg from Geekhouse the other day, but luckily for all of us he is immune to cars, and bounced instead of splatted. Lovely Bicycle has a wonderful blog post up about her recent visit to the shop.
Today I had the pleasure of visiting Geekhouse Bikes in Allston, Mass. A region of greater Boston that’s just across the river from Cambridge, Allston is notorious for how dangerous it is to cycle there and I was fully prepared for a journey fraught with peril. Instead, I found myself pedaling along a bike lane followed by a series of quiet streets – at the end of which was Geekhouse, nestled picturesquely between a white picket fence and a rusty chainlink fence, amidst rows of family homes with tidy back yards offset by a sinister-looking warehouse in the distance.
Tags: geekhouse, lovely bicycle
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One of our favorite local bike builders is throwing another bay state bike week open house! Ohh Yea!
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Geekhouse Open House
Marty and the Lower Allston 5 are throwing their yearly Open (Geek)House during MassBike and MassDot’s Bay State Bike Week. The crowds will gather at 3PM on Saturday May 22nd.
Per usual, beer! Also, a raffle and free BBQ (while supplies last) with all ticket sales and donations going directly to the Autism Society of America on behalf of our first sponsored charity ride, Tour de Geek.
Open your hearts and recycled inner tube wallets in support of our 1Power4Autism ride from Boston to San Francisco. Gregory and Bianca will be dancing it up at the open house because they are graduating on May 23rd and then leaving one week later on June 1st- what a week! Come say ‘Hi’ and ‘Bye’ to these two before they take the first ever coast to coast ride on, not one but TWO, Geekhouse Bikes!
We love our local bike community and we simply wouldn’t exist without the support of our tightly knit community of family, friends, designers, engineers, loan disbursement officials, welders, fellow frame-builders, mailmen, and of course the cycling advocates that BSBW is all about.
Before the party: join us on a relaxed pace ride from 12-2. Bring your Geekhouse! More info on our blog.
Ride. Party. Repeat.
Tags: awesome, bike week, geekhouse, open house
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Could it be Marty Walsh from Geekhouse. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you so should.
Tags: awesome, bikes, geekhouse, joe, marty walsh
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(and yes this picture is related…that’s a Geekhouse she is on)
I’m having my annual Open House/BBQ on Sat May 16th from 4pm until later. We’re going to have a bunch of free beer, and also veggie burgers, and pizza from Upper Crust. All are welcome! Also, I’m going to try to get Bold Sprints going on in the evening if Brandon C is nice enough to let us use them. Hope to see you all there! Thanks!
Tags: beer, boldsprints, Food, fun, geekhouse, open house
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Marty Over at Geekhouse has really outdone himself this time! The 2008 U.S. presidential election is less than three weeks away, but nothing is sewn up yet. To keep the momentum moving forward for Barack Obama, the candidate offering a better energy plan for the future than a cacophony of “Drill, baby, drill,” ANIMALNewYork.com’s Bucky Turco united the bike building expertise of Geekhouse founder Marty Walsh and the ‘wallpaper design’ talents of Dan Funderburgh to create this ONE OF A KIND track bike for auction. The exclusive fixed gear cycle is being offered on eBay beginning today and proceeds will be donated to the Barack Obama victory fund.
The hand built, Geekhouse Custom ‘Rockcity’ Frame measures 55cm, comes race ready with a nice array of parts, and sports a highly designed, curved seat tube. Walsh described his motivation to build the bike as a way to combat the country’s junkie-like addiction to petrol. “I think our country needs some serious change to get away from our dependency on foreign oil and oil in general. But more important than offshore drilling, we need to invest in ourselves and renewable energy sources. A small start to this is to simply ride a bike more. So I’d like to start our own chant: ‘Ride baby, ride!””
The distinctive bike also features custom sublimated graphics on the frame and Veolcity Deep V wheel set, as well as an exclusive ‘Obama chainring’ logo on the front. Funderburgh’s attributes his inspiration for the design to the fiery unity speech Obama delivered at the 2004 DNC when he was still a candidate for the U.S. Senate that emphasized the need for the country to come together and abandon the ‘Red’ and ‘Blue ‘ state labels. “This speech was the first time in my life that I’ve been moved by the words of a living politician. I feel like the people I know are bored to death of cynicism and are willing to do everything in their power to see this momentary flicker of hope extend beyond November.” To emphasize this political ideal, the artist created the design with colors to representing our electoral spectrum using a blue to red gradient.
LINKS: The eBay auction can be found here and more press photos available here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220295559818
Official parts list:
-Thomson Stem and Post
-Sugino Messenger Cranks/Ring
-MKS Sylvan Track Pedals/Clips
About Geekhouse Bikes
Geekhouse Bikes is an independent bicycle manufacturer that hand crafts its custom frames in Boston, Massachusetts.
About Dan Funderburgh
Dan Funderburgh is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer that specializes in creating elaborate patterns and what he describes as “wallpaper design.”
ANIMAL is a magazine/website that is best described as a mix of underground culture, city-centric musings, and cultural epithets updated daily, providing compulsory reading for artists, writers, curators, creative peoples, (as well as editors, reporters, and brand people). www.animalnewyork.com
For more info contact ANIMAL founder Bucky Turco. 917-847-8281
Tags: awesome, geekhouse, obama bike
Posted in Bike Business, fun, Mechanical | 1 Comment »