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Streetfilms: Bike Co-ops in Los Angeles

On his recent west coast tour, Streetfilms' Clarence Eckerson visited three bustling Los Angeles bike repair co-ops: Bike Oven, Bikerowave, and their progenitor, Bike Kitchen. Despite its reputation as ground zero for car congestion, the sprawling City of Angels clearly sports a robust bike scene. Writes Clarence:

I don't know if there is an official stat chart on bikeco-ops/collectives in the United States, but certainly Los Angelesboasts more in one city than any I am immediately aware of. We found the atmosphere at all three to be highly fun and informative,with the spirit of community to be the true draw. When you need to fixyour bike why not make friends at the same time?

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