Bicycling journey


New Member
Jul 15, 2016
“I wanted something
that mirrored what we were
doing with our locally crafted,
carefully designed commuter
bikes,” he says. Inspired by the
geometry of Chicago’s iconic
bridges, Heritage mechanic Arlan
DeRussy designed the original
$300 birchwood Bennett bike.
“The triangular cutouts make the
bike lighter and give it structure
as well as a little nod to the city,”
Salvatore says. Next came a hardier
composite version ($270, pictured
on previous page), available
in five colors and made of recycled
milk jugs in collaboration
with Duluth, Minnesota–based
Loll Designs, as well as the Legacy
Edition ($430–$450), which
includes a full-size Brooks saddle.
“I like the idea of Bennett being
able to take that saddle with him
as he grows up, even bring it to
college,” says Salvatore. “So he
can say he’s had it on every bike
he’s ridden

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