Christopher Igleheart is probably the nicest guy in the bicycle industry--but don't hold that against him. He's been making bikes longer than most folks have been riding them and he does it with a deep sense of understanding and a gracious smile.
We got to know him when he relocated to Portland, Oregon about a year ago and started building custom frames in a shared shop space with Joseph Ahearne. His bikes are simple, but they're beautiful and they're strong. He should know a thing or two about making tough bikes as he had a big hand in the building of the iconic and coveted Fat Chance mountain bikes in the 80's.
Sharing a conversation with Chris about bikes is like taking a history lesson from the coolest professor on campus, who also happened to have a hand in the making of the very history they are teaching that semester. He's wise, he's insightful, and he's probably one of the best people to share a post-ride beer with that we've ever met.
Igleheart is the inspiration for the entire Movers and Makers Series and we figured it was right to start off Volume 1 with him. Enjoy!
Movers and Makers
Brought to you by Swobo and Bicycle Times. Movers and Makers is a series of interviews and short videos about people that inspire us in the bicycle industry. Builders, bakers, artists, makers--people that are doing cool things and motivate us on a daily basis.
Stay tuned for more and if you have ideas to share, send them to: email@example.com