Gas prices harshing your mellow?
We’re no pedal pushers, but we know a guy who knows a guy who has the hookup for some of the kindest bikes in town. His name is Kyle Kelley, and, with buds Ty Hathaway and Thomas Wood, he runs Golden Saddle Cyclery, the groovy new full-service bike shop in Silver Lake.
Seeking long-distance oblivion? Go one spoke over the line with the sturdy Raleigh Port Townsend for randonneuring. Or take the edge off your morning commute with the elegant Linus Mixte three-speed, a smooth ride that won’t scuff up your (ahem) Mary Janes.
The store also deals in cycle parts and paraphernalia (Nitto handlebars, Mission Workshop bags). And if your old wheels need a little TLC, Wood, an expert mechanic, has you covered.
Golden Saddle Cyclery, 1618 Lucile Avenue, between West Sunset and Griffith Park Boulevards, Silver Lake (323-661-1174 or goldensaddlecyclery.com). Bikes start at $400.
Photo: Rachel Knopfler