YOU CAN HELP GET RID OF THIS BEARD!
“I worked at a major london bike shop for ten years and I woud never have had the chance to meet him because I was a mechanic. I don’t want to sound superior, but mechanics sometimes are more sympathetic to doing something because they know how long it will take. Someone who is not a mechanic might say it is awkward and difficult. In a major bike shop, I would never have had the face to face time with the customer.
“We all have certain days when we work in the front of the shop, with the customers. I tend to spend most of my time in the back because I am a mechanic. But I like spending time with people. Not that I am particularly good at it. I am a better mechanic than a talker, definitely.”
Photographer’s notes: You might be impressed by the shaggy barb being fashioned in the image. Apparently he has put it on the block, threatening to shave it off if a £60,000 target is met. A dire sacrifice, indeed. If you are interested in losing the pre-hipster growth, make a donation…
Crowdfunding appeal is here: crowdfunder.co.uk/save-brixton-cycles