When you're totally dedicated to something, you can't help but share it with others, which is why Jay Leno often shows his car collection to interviewers, and Stephon Marbury often shows his car collection to interns. Bringing their love of two-wheeled rides to the masses, Revival Cycles and Lounge
The passion project of three moto-obsessives who've each traversed multiple countries via motorcycle and spent years serving as independent repairmen, RC&L is a warehouse they converted into a bi-level cycle-center unpretentiously dedicated to the repair, restoration, sale, and display of vintage European masterpieces (so there'll be no answer to "Buell? Buell?"). For-sale models run from a rare Italian-made MotoBi '50s two-stroke (more powerful, less efficient!) production racer, to a '65 Honda Dream, the exact model from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance -- a 1974 bestseller connecting Greek philosophers to riding your hog, at least 'til you Aris-total it. To encourage you to hang out, they've also set up educational mock engines, wall-hanging display cycles, and long-term personal restoration projects like a '71 BMW heavily modded with '30s parts into a Mad-Maxian monster, a bike the owners got for free because plants were growing in the engine (rhodo-dengines are only good for Biker Girlz)
RC&L opens its doors to the public tomorrow, with a throw-back barn-burner featuring gratis adult beverages and a DJ spinning 78s -- but sadly no SUV containing #3, and a spinner.