courtesy of Dundee Cycles
Dundee Cycles: Custom Leavenworth
Dundee Cycles Presents: Roubaix
Peerless Gallery, 3157 Farnam St.
Reception 7-9p.m., exhibit thru April 26
Dundee Cycles believes that “all bicycle consumers should be allowed to ride a bike that fits their cycling lifestyles.” The custom bicycle design, assembly and repair shop to open in late spring in Midtown Dundee, recognizes the limited options available at larger stock stores. As such, they help cyclists design and build their own rides from frame style, gears, wheelsets, handlebars, pedals to the perfect saddle. These unique pieces become a sort of practical work of art. Peerless is exhibiting a selection in Roubaix, named after the “biggest, baddest road race” that has been going on since 1896 in France. “Custom Leavenworth,” for example, “pays respect to one of Omaha's oldest roads for commuting from Midtown to Downtown.” The Leavenworth frame is made from high quality hand crafted Reynolds 520 cromoly steel and is one of the most comfortable riding materials that will last for years. Also on view will be vintage bicycles like the exotic Italian 1992 Basso Graktek, one of the earliest full carbon fiber bikes, from a private collection. Daphne Eck, co-curator of Peerless, said, “This pop-up show is an opportunity for the public to interact with great design and to connect with the Omaha cycling community…It definitely isn't a typical gallery art installation—and that excites us!”