Before we left Arizona we wanted to visit Ken Wallace who owns the Bisbee Bicycle Brothel in Bisbee, AZ. Bisbee is about 2 hours east of Tucson and kind of in the middle of nowhere. We were expecting an average small Arizona town but we were shocked when we came around a corner, through a tunnel and saw a really cool mining town wedged between mountains. It resembled something you would see in the Eastern United States but very Arizona at the same time.
When we pulled up to the Bisbee Bicycle Brothel we were very excited. The Bicycle Brothel is essentially a building that houses Ken’s personal collection of bikes, parts, books and all things vintage cycling. It is part museum, part repair shop. The building itself is amazing with its squeaky hardwood floors and it’s 100 year old walls.
After Ken took us out to lunch we finally got to the bikes. There are so many cool and rare bikes and parts in there that we could probably geek out for weeks and never get bored. Ken was very hospitable and allowed us to photograph all night. The pictures in this entry are general photos of Ken and the shop. Between my photo equipment and Ken’s drop cloth I was able to create a makeshift studio set up in the back. These photos will be up very soon. You can get more info about the Bisbee Bicycle Brothel here.