August 27, 2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Martin Kozaczek is the guy behind Second Spin Cycles and Be Kind Rewind. He's an expert in the world of vintage mountain bikes and clearly has a passion for them. His goal with Second Spin Cycles is to deliver fully restored, turnkey, vintage mountain bikes to bike enthusiasts. In this interview, Martin share stories of old bikes, his current bikes, finding vintage mountain bikes, and riding his cool finds rather than just putting them on the wall. Ben & Ben were happy to get the opportunity to sit down with Martin and get a glimpse into his wealth of vintage mountain bike knowledge. Now you get the chance by listening in! Enjoy!
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Second Spin Cycles - http://www.secondspincycles.com/
Be Kind Rewind on Dirt Rag - https://www.dirtragmag.com/articles/be-kind-rewind-fat-chance-team-comp
Second Spin on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/secondspin/
Second Spin on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondspincycles/
ABOUT DIRT FEST
Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.”
The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers.
Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.