All-City in GQ (sort of)
Our courier in Richmond, Stu, clued us in to this project by Carytown Bicycle Company and Need Supply Co. written up in GQ online.
Bikes are everywhere these days in the city, but sleek, understated, and stylish bikes? A rarity. And you're never going to fulfill your European-sartorial-commuter-biking fantasies on that mountain rig, dude. That's why we're digging designer Gabe Ricioppo (from Richmond, Virginia's Need Supply Co.) and Tim Mullins', (from Carytown Bicycle Company) take on an outrageously cool city cruiser. At the beginning of the project, Ricioppo didn't know jack about bikes, and Mullins and his team weren't exactly fashionably-inclined. Now they both know everything about everything, there's this rad, super functional, fixed-gear bike on the roads of Richmond, and the world is ultimately just a better place. THE END.
And some additional photos of the project from the Need Supply Co. site
In case you are wondering how we feel about this, let me assure you that we're always glad when someone likes our stuff, and fully encourage them or any of you to go out and customize your All-City. Carrytown are our homeboys, and we're always glad to see them repping AC.
I will also say that I find it hilarious that the model is wearing boots in all the photos, except in the one he's actually riding the bike, where he wears shoes because they fit the clips.
AC all up in everything!