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“I just want to fucking shred.”

accumulation_5I just read some emails from two frame builders I truly respect. (I mean that.)

“Bikes aren’t art to me. They are vehicles for beating the crap out of myself and others.”

and

“I just want to get on my mountain bike and fucking shred. I don’t want to think about branding, culture, cross marketing the whole “bro” system or any of that BS. I want to build bikes that challenge my abilities but make people want to get some aggression out and have a good time. Any time I read a builder interview and “brand” is mentioned, I shudder a little bit. I see the value, and I even try to embrace it from time to time (gotta pay the bills somehow) but cycling has always been about getting your rocks off in whatever method makes you happy, right?”

So awesome. These are two guys, who I do not think have ever met. Making sick, clean bicycles about 2000 miles away from each other.

Sorry I made your emails public, you rock.

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This is a photo of Sean f’ing Kelly.

At a desk.

Brilliant!

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No, Indy Fab did not write either of those emails. But, I do appreciate their latest blog entry. I like photos of work spaces. Organic spaces that have evolved from years of use.

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3 comments for ““I just want to fucking shred.””

  1. [...] seen HERE [...]

    Posted by i just want to f#cking shred! « 14bikeco’s Blog | May 20, 2010, 1:57 am
  2. Vanilla and Circle A?
    I’m guessing that they are more than 2000 apart. Nice point though.

    Posted by chr15 | May 20, 2010, 2:14 am
  3. Spot on. I hate to see a bike that has been allowed to think that chamois time means being polished in the garage.

    Posted by knel | May 23, 2010, 9:23 am

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