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Banjo Blog — Bike Shops

Luke Breen Perennial Cycle Five Things

FIVE THINGS WITH LUKE BREEN OWNER PERENNIAL CYCLE MPLS

FIVE THINGS is a weekly feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. It’s a short interview about life and bicycles with a notable person. This week’s FIVE THINGS is with Perennial Cycle owner Luke Breen.

Luke and the Banjo Brothers' relationship goes back all the way to Banjo Brothers' inception in 2003. Breen attracted attention to his store in 2016 when he dumped the name of his shop (Calhoun Cycle) over the controversial history of John C. Calhoun, described as one of the most aggressive segregationists and proponents of slavery in U.S. History. It was a risky move considering the brand equity Breen built over the past 20 years. 

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Dann Zinke Recovery Bike Shop

FIVE THINGS WITH DANN ZINKE MANAGER RECOVERY BIKE SHOP NE MPLS

By some standards, Dann's newbie to the "bike shop life" getting his first bike shop gig in 2010. A missionary's kid, he grew up around Tokyo and speaks Japanese. A man of adventure, he took a break from the bikes for a few years to attend Bible and for an internship  at a church in England. He's living  the good life these days wrenching bikes, wearing lots of wool and trying not o.d. on Grant Peterson. We think you'll enjoy this week's FIVE THINGS.

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FIVE THINGS WITH JUDI LOPRESTI CO-OWNER SPUN BICYCLES

FIVE THINGS WITH JUDI LOPRESTI CO-OWNER SPUN BICYCLES

FIVE THINGS is a weekly feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. It’s a short interview about life and bicycles with a notable person. This week’s FIVE THINGS is with Judi LoPresti, Co-Owner of Spun Cycles in Banjo Eric's hometown of Cincinnati. LoPresti and her husband Dominic opened Spun in February 2013, three years after getting married at the Interbike, the cycling industry's largest trade show, in Las Vegas and seven years after meeting at Bicycles and More in Cheviot.  LoPresti is a former bicycle messenger who didn't get a driver's license until she was thirty. 

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FIVE THINGS WITH MUSICIAN AND CYCLIST JOHN LOUIS

FIVE THINGS WITH MUSICIAN AND CYCLIST JOHN LOUIS

FIVE THINGS is a weekly feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. It’s a short interview about life and bicycles with a notable person. This week’s FIVE THINGS is with John LouisMinneapolis-based singer-songwriter, year-round cyclist and co-founder of Minneapolis' first listening room, The Warming House.  Star-Tribune Music Columnist Chris Riemenschneider wrote "Singer/songwriter John Louis [is] equal parts John Prine and Robert Earl Keen." We caught up with John this week on a sunny Wednesday afternoon to get this take on Banjo Brothers Five Things.

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FIVE THINGS ELISA MUNOZ

FIVE THINGS WITH CYCLIST, MOM AND FOOD POLICY EXPERT ELISA MUÑOZ

FIVE THINGS is a weekly feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. It’s a short interview about life and bicycles with a notable person. This week’s FIVE THINGS is with cyclist and food policy expert Elisa Muñoz. We first met Ms. Muñoz when she co-founded the Bici Bicycle Cooperative in Birmingham, Alabama and when she was the co-author of the popular (and since retired) cycling blog, Bikeskirt. Easy and equal access to cycling was and still is a goal of the co-op. A relatively new Mom, and now a New Orleans resident, Muñoz and her young son are starting to get back into cycling.

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