Team Dream. Their future shop. Their mess. And their plans.
“The Cub House” is closed. Surprise! And now what? That’s what we thought when we went to visit Team Dream to their shop in Pasadena. Luckily, we could contact them and they invited us to their new location. Still unopened, in full move and with a chaos between plants, jerseys, water and ketchup bottles and shirts without stamping.
The new location is an incredible place full of possibilities. Or maybe it’s better not to exploit its possibilities and leave it as it is. It’s an old greenhouse full of plants, and still having the aesthetic of having been a car workshop location. A place with lots of personality.
When you first walk into MWC you are in their showroom, packed full of the hand-painted signs, cycling memorabilia from all disciplines of cycling, tons of Monkey Wrench’s own gear, and all of the coolest cycling stuff you’ve only seen on the internet. This would be enough to get anyone excited, but this side pales in comparison to the service area and bike museum!!!
Yep, you heard me right, there is a straight up vintage bike museum in Monkey Wrench Cycles!!! This is something no one ever really talked about when telling me stories of MWC and this is just crazy because their collection of vintage mountain bikes even rivals the Marin Museum of Bicycling‘s collection. So this got me thinking, if no one is mentioning this amazing aspect of this bike shop in the Midwest, the people and the service this bike shop provides, must just be out of this world, because you don’t just overlook these bicycles on the wall unless there are true bicycle messiahs down below the heavens above.
Image from Volume 6 of Far Ride!
Anybody know who took the photo, it’s beautiful!