Beer, bikes and herbs (the kind you cook with). This combination makes for quite a unique store. That's what Brick and Cici were thinking when they opened THE drive-thru in Sanlitun SOHO. Now, I have been known to frequent THE drive-thru as a beer patron however for the past couple of weeks Brick has been working on a special bicycle project for me.
Over the past year, the bike paths in Beijing have seemed to transform from a slow path of old, rusty bicycles with broken brakes to a motorway of bright colored bikes with no brakes. While the fixed gear trend probably isn't for me, I did decide to ditch my store-bought bike for something a little more bitchin'.
Enter Brick at THE drive-thru. I paid Brick a visit and we discussed components, sizes, styles, colors and cost. We set a budget and then his creativity and ability to track down parts went to work. The result: a sick bike constructed mostly of carbon fiber and a thrilled customer (see photos). I should also note that Brick will work with most any budget and idea that the customer has. THE drive-thru also stocks bike gear like Bern helmets, Crumpler messenger bags and soon they will have Scullcandy headphones and Abus bike locks.