ROLLING BACK THE GEARS
The Bike Locker Origins
There’s a point where everything seems to just fall into place – that nano-moment when your blood fuses with petrol and your heartbeat becomes the drum to which your mechanical war horse carries you relentlessly forward. Each gear shift and explosive combustion within its piston-shaped heart resonates within you on a level most people will never experience. What exits is a raring grin and an inner serenity that is hard to quantify – a fitting ode to a life behind bars.
The Bike Locker was born from a vision to create a space embodied the lifestyle of the rider – a tribute to the man and his machine. Asphalt is the rider’s canvas and the Bike Locker was created to provide the tools to nourish the rider’s visceral need for freedom.
A rider built from time spent drag-racing through the Namibian desert sands, riding through the Himalayas and knee-sliding the bends of Bainskloof pass, owner and Bike Locker curator, Paul Stewart, wanted to create a space that served a purpose, a space where he could share his passion and love for riding with others, whether they ride or not.
Through his travels he has procured a selection of meticulously-crafted items – cool shit that he wants to share. Simply put, the Bike Locker is useful hardware, crafted apparel and solid people.
It’s a no-bull-space, custom built for like-minded people to connect over what they dig most – riding.
So, if you find yourself in the BoKaap (Cape Town), drop in at the showroom, drink some black gold and share a few stories with Paul. If not, be sure to explore our online shop and browse our curator’s finest stash of gear and apparel.
ibi est vita in machina – “There is life in the machine”