That notion was instantly disabused and my buddy Kamal and I grabbed some coffee down the street and easily found the RBB&H. The store is really cool, I'm happy for the company becuase I think they really executed a fine looking storefront that balances the best of Riv's stuff with the innate quirkiness. I hope it is a commercial success for them!
From the perspective of someone already bought in to the Riv universe/lifestyle I only wished that more (or all) of the goods available at the website were available at the storefront. I understand that for the full gamut you can go to the HQ which is nearby but I was close to closing time and missed that opportunity. Other than storage space at the storefront I'm not sure I understand having two differenent but similar inventories... enjoy the pictures!
For a boring and wordy discussion that includes some thoughts on the RBB&H visit check out this post.
|The pile of wood outside is pretty amusing, as is the sign.... STOP if you love The Wind in the Willows!|
|Hatchet = Great GIFT|
|Brand new Alba-stache bars, more on that and my demo ride soon.|
|Keven's mystery bike 'Apalloosa', really long chainstays and really cool looking diagi-stays... The front shopsack sold me on getting one for myself.|
|Great looking bike displays, with lots of information handy.|
|I wish there had beena slightly smaller Hunq for me to ride but I imagine it would be very similar to my Atlantis|
|I love the ceiling tratment... a grid of twine hung with bells... grab a hatchet to ring the bells!|
|one of the bell pulls|
|Why not finish with the hatchet wall!|