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Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker

Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker

You gotta hand it both partners in this collaboration: both State Bicycle Co. and The Grateful Dead have smashed it out of the Golden Gate Park with this smokin’ klunker and a psychedelic range of accessories.

Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker

Coincidentally, the collection dropped today: 4/20 also being a celebration of cannabis culture. Fun fact: one of the original Waldos was a roadie for the Dead’s bassist Phil Lesh.

Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker

Oh man, if we weren’t already hooked on klunker kulture, this one hits that high point of history when cycling’s counter-culture took to the hills.

Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker

The klunker is available in two guises: our favorite is featured here, emblazoned with Dead iconography, and a goddamn bottle opener on the seat tube.

Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker

There’s a beautiful black version too, decorated with the Dead’s ‘Dancing Bears’ icons, although don’t get us started on the accompanying apparel and accessories.

Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker

The list is long but, needless to say, our favorite is the 4/20 bar ends. And we’re a sucker for the tie-dyed jerseys. And saddles. And bar tape. Oh, man. This is one bike I’d like to take on a long, strange ride.

See more on the SBC website.

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Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker