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Speedhound Dealer Profile: Hiawatha Cyclery

Hiawatha Cyclery is a small shop in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in products for the cyclist who uses his/her bike for serious transportation, as well as for recreation. They pride themselves on their selection of distinctive, high quality bicycles and accessories for the cyclist who doesn’t accept the widely held notion that the latest technology is necessarily the best choice. Their catalog is full of items that fly under the radar of most of the bike industry because they don’t generally meet volume or price targets.

Fixie, Belt-Drive Commuter SpeedhoundHiawatha is a perfect fit for Speedhound.  Their loyal clientele appreciates unique bikes and bike accessories.  Jim and Mark have built and sold several Speedhounds, including geared and single-speed versions, internal and external geared styles, commuters and touring rigs.  One of our favorites is this belt-driven fixie

Hiawatha Cyclery has been serving the commuters and touring riders of South Minneapolis since 2006.  Their unique showroom features steel steeds of all varieties, but there’s not a carbon or aluminum bike in the place!  They appreciate the comfortable, reliable ride that only steel can offer.

Jim Thill, the owner of Hiawatha Cyclery likes the Speedhound because it’s a high-end, but approachable bike.  It doesn’t demand “celebrity parts” to justify its existence.  It’s durable and versatile – just the thing for the all-season conditions facing Minneapolis cyclists.  Jim notes, “If I were doing a long ride, I’d definitely choose the Speedhound.”

We’re proud of our relationship with Hiawatha Cyclery.  Stop by and say hello to Jim and check out the Speedhounds on the show floor.  Learn more about Hiawatha Cyclery on their website.

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Welcome to the Speedhound Bikes Blog

Thanks for visiting our blog.  We look forward to sharing the latest Speedhound news, bike build suggestions  and inspiring cycling ideas. 

Why Speedhound?
CooperOur name is a tribute to our rescued Italian Greyhound, Cooper.  Cooper came into our lives as a 10-month old puppy in December  2005, after being stepped on on Christmas day and then abandoned at the emergency vet, when it became apparent that his leg was broken.  Fortunately (for Cooper and us), the vet tech took him home; we took him in; and Lifeline Italian Greyhound Rescue paid to have his leg repaired.  We like to think that Cooper has transcended the experience quite nicely.  He is loyal, comical, affectionate and a great companion.  And like his fellow IGs, he is elegant, fast, agile and athletic – a perfect mascot for Speedhound.

Spend some time getting to know the Speedhound ONLY ONE frameset and the unique Speedhound Dropout System on our website.  Stop by one of our partner retailers for a test ride.  They’ll be thrilled to help you build your dream ride.

Speedhound concept bikes are now on display at:

Angry Catfish
Hiawatha Cyclery
The Hub Co-op
One on One

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