"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Bicycle Heaven Shop and Museum

Kurt and Craig in Bicycle Heaven.

People at work.  What an amazing place.  A field trip for photo class Wednesday night.  Craig and Kurt were most hospitable.  And you never saw so many bicycles in your life. Steamers for handlebars, baskets, reflectors, headlamps, tires, gears, seats. You name it. Anything and EVERYTHING for a bicycle. Whatever you want? It is there! Craig has been collecting bikes for 30 years and just put this place together in the last three months.  WOW is all we could say.  Holy Bikes! The four bikes on the wall are Bowden Spacelander bikes made of fiberglass designed in 1948. There are very few in the world and here were FOUR together !!!

37 responses

  1. Nice. Love those pictures–of bikes.

    October 27, 2011 at 7:05 am

  2. Again, some great photos. I’m following you and learning a lot.

    October 27, 2011 at 7:53 am

    • thank you,,i just saw this sorry so late but thanks

      October 7, 2013 at 11:26 pm

  3. connie

    Enjoyed the link for the Bowden Spacelander. I wonder how people managed a heavier bike like that? Fascinating.

    October 27, 2011 at 7:53 am

  4. Erica Wells

    Where is this Bike Heaven? Cool photos!

    October 27, 2011 at 8:08 am

    • Pittsburgh pa 412 716 4956 info sorry to get back so late

      October 7, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    • in Pittsburgh pa

      October 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    • Pittsburgh pa north shore,,i just saw your post,,been a while but thank you very much

      October 7, 2013 at 11:31 pm

  5. I love the second-from-the-last picture. Anything in repetition is both fascinating and soothing to me. (I love assembly lines.) :)

    October 27, 2011 at 8:55 am

    • thank you so very much,,i just saw this post sorry so late getting back to you

      October 7, 2013 at 11:28 pm

  6. Jill

    Awesome photos Ruth!

    October 27, 2011 at 8:57 am

    • thank you jill sorry to take so long to say that,,,thanks from bicycle heaven

      October 7, 2013 at 11:32 pm

  7. What an unbelievable place! How proud those 2 men must be, turning a life-long hobby into a business. I hope it thrives.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

    • thank you so very much,,sorry took so long to get back,,,,anyways thanks and chek out bikeheaven.org

      October 7, 2013 at 11:40 pm

  8. Wow! My husband would love this – he loves his bike! When we were in Indy last week we saw a shop sign that read “Bicycle Hospital’!

    October 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

    • thank you,,tell him to see bikeheaven.org

      October 7, 2013 at 11:40 pm

  9. Wow, that’s amazing!

    October 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

  10. thirdhandart

    Great photos! Those four Bowden Spacelander bikes on the wall are really cool!

    October 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm

  11. craig morrow

    great photos,,very nice Ruth,,,,love the schwinn light photo,,very cool

    October 28, 2011 at 12:06 am

  12. nelson RN

    Oh I love bikes!!!! I enjoyed your pictures, Ruth! I am now missing my favorite bike, which I left in Riyadh. When I moved to another country, I forgot about it (it was parked in the basement) and left it. I called a friend to take the bike from that house, but he was not able to do so, and so the new owner of the house was lucky to have my bike. Hahaha… some story :)

    October 30, 2011 at 1:33 am

  13. Kim

    Nice shop, nice bikes! =)

    October 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

  14. Toni

    Very cool! Just got back from The Netherlands – where there are LOTS of bikes!!!

    October 31, 2011 at 6:08 am

    • thank you so vey much chek out bikeheaven.org

      October 7, 2013 at 11:35 pm

  15. What amazing bikes in the second picture. I’ve never seen any like that before.

    November 1, 2011 at 10:24 am

    • craig morrow

      Thank you so very much for this fantastic post / photos,,,,,wow,,,,craig morrow os you one thanks

      November 14, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    • thank you very much chek out bicycleheaven at bikeheaven.org

      October 7, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    • craig

      thank you

      October 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    • will do thank you

      October 7, 2013 at 11:34 pm

  16. Pingback: Two Bikes Eaten By a Tree | Ruth E Hendricks Photography

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