Girl Gira translates roughly to meaning something that catches your eye. The name was kind of a joke but ended up sticking. Originally our name was Track Supermarket but although this works ok in english, ‘track’ means ‘truck’ when pronounced in Japan, so it seemed confusing. When did GIRACHA open and who is the baby on the logo? The shop originally opened 8 years ago and was in a small 3rd floor space of a building in Osaka. Recently, that original shop has been converted in
What is the brand philosophy behind BP?
BIKE PUNK was founded by me in 2010 in the pulsating heart of Berlin, Germany.Before that time I made frequent trips to San Francisco, visiting my family. Always being a bike nerd I was instantly drawn to the vivid and huge fixed gear scene in the East Bay, with a wide variety of rider-founded bike shops and urban cycle lifestyle firms (e.g. Mission Workshop). My interest in the US fixed gear scene was even more sparked by the numerous
''We also support selective races and individuals who we think will showcase the brand so please get in touch if you think you fit the bill.'' How long is Cadence now in the UK? We have been bringing Cadence into the UK since November 2014 and www.cadencecollection.co.uk has been live since May 2015. We are a pretty small but dedicated team here. We pride ourselves on helping out individual customers. There is no 9to5 policy here, we have common sense, flexibility and we’ll h
From the love of riding bicycles to business owner. Cycling brings a lot more than just revenues, especially in times when fixed gear culture is almost non existing in the country. How did the idea for a bike shop started? FunBikes: We love riding bicycles and one day we have started thinking about our own business. When we were thinking what we could do in a different way we discovered fixed-gear bikes while visiting London. How was the fixed gear culture in Czech Republic b
The fixedgear scene started in Portugal around 8 years ago. At that time, most riders had an old road bike converted and not much more. Things have change since then. How did RG started: RG: About 5years ago I started RG only as a blog where I would post things about fixedgear and also parts that I would find and sell them online. Slowly I started to import new components and building more bikes to a point where I needed a place that would serve not only as a store but as a w