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a day in the life
« on: November 20, 2005 »

"Bakelite: what an underrated material," says Martin, a former research chemist, halfway through a riff which began with the suitability of mahogany in bicycle manufacture. "Wouldn't it shatter?" asks someone. "We'd just sell them another," explains Andy, who used to stamp hallmarks for the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in London. He peers at me under his long hair and over his wire-rim glasses: "Beneath this hippy exterior beats the heart of a raging capitalist."

A Day in the Life of a Bikeshop
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Wild Side later changed ownership and became a much less interesting place.