Factory 5: The Daily Grind | Video


More a community space for bike lovers than a retail shop, Shanghai's Factory 5 was "built by fixed riders for fixed riders." The boutique opened in May of 2011 after a group of five fixie enthusiasts committed to the mission of growing the fixed gear community in Shanghai. Visitors can use tools, solicit advice and just hang out, free of charge. Co-founder Tyler Bowa: "For us it's a chance to give back to the community that's always come to our events and helped us do cool things." The crew recently commissioned Charles Lanceplaine to film a video, "Factory 5: The Daily Grind," that captures the spirit of the burgeoning fixed gear community in Shanghai. Check it out below.