Martin Kozaczek created Second Spin Cycles around 2009, when he realized that his hobby of collecting and restoring vintage mountain bikes was morphing into something more significant.
At first, he was mainly flipping bikes here and there, focusing on finding clean or barely used examples. However, he began to find that restoring and preserving bikes was far more enjoyable — and started undertaking increasingly involved projects.
In the beginning, Second Spin Cycles would only complete two or three bike restorations in a year, but over time that number grew. In the past ten or so years SSC has restored over 200 bikes — some of which took more than three years to complete.
Fans of Seinfeld must remember Jerry’s green Klein MTB hanging on the wall in his apartment; they are one of the most iconic brands of the 90s fat tire scene. That era also gave rise to a human icon: David ‘Tinker’ Juarez, who was a Klein factory racer from 1990 to 1993.
It appears the Yeti is alive and well and isn’t just the figment of Tibetan lore and the imagination of a few sherpas and intrepid members of the Royal Geographic Society. Although found in many locations other than the Himalyan hinterlands, the story of Yeti Cycles is the stuff of legend and one of the…