Trend Watch: Sandwich Board Bikes

Photos: Clarence Eckerson

Last year I bought an old one-speed Rifton cargo trike, partly under the delusion that it could one day be used to showcase inventory outside the neighborhood newsstand/used book store that I dream of owning in my retirement years — assuming periodicals, books and retirement still exist (see: delusion).

Clarence Eckerson sends along these shots from city bike shops that beat me to it by a few decades. Good stuff, Clarence.

  • Clarence Eckerson Jr.

    This is only the tip of the iceberg.  I’ve seen many more but just started taking pictures. Others should post any they know about.

  • Shemp

    The bike shop in Greenpoint is invisible otherwise – no window, residential looking building.  That’s why they do this.  

  • Alex Yockey

    One of the Zen Bike’s bikes is a nuisance.  Thye tie it up to a rack outside the Chelsea Trader Joe’s and take up valuable space.  I love the shop though, great guys.

  • Anonymous

    “assuming periodicals, books and retirement still exist (see: delusion).”

    Hilarious. 🙂

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