Shop Visit: The New Fast Folks Dec 13, 2010


You might remember my Shop Visit to Fast Folks back in October. Well, since then, Nat and the crew has moved to a new location. Now closer to downtown on 6th Street, the new Fast Folks is bigger and better than ever.


They’re still in the process of filling out their stock but the shop has all the essentials for your track or fixed build.


Including a comfy couch.


As the first fixed gear and track-specific shop in Texas, Nat keeps it stocked.


With more square footage, the space feels less crowded and is easier to find what you need.


They’ve got wheels of all colors to make your head spin.


Components, accessories and bicycle art fill the walls.


The mechanics area is stocked and ready.


Some of the signage is familiar.


… and some is new.


The vernacular has influenced much of the design.


From the music we all grew up with.


To the pedals we push, the new shop has a lot of nice details.


This pedal-powered security gate is genius! I wonder why other shops haven’t done something like this.


Their hours are the same, except they are indeed open on Saturdays!


Swing through and say hey! As always there are more photos up on my Flickr.

Fast Folks
1105 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-8260

Monday – Saturday 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm

Build-out credit:
Inez Escamilla & Kyle Blume: Bicycle security gate
Eric Puckett: Great Wizard Master Builder & Creator
Teddy & Thacher: Master Builders
Ryan Rhodes: Fast Folks Skull Mural & Shop Conceptualist
Josh Row, “DANG” – Live Fast bear Mural
Failure – Skull Tag

  • Chris Piascik

    Wow, this shop looks rad!

  • Josey

    Cant wait to check out shops when I move there next month!

  • chiral jones

    After being raised in chicago, and going to school in boston, I’ve always had an natural aversion to living anywhere in “the south”. However, seeing stuff like this makes me want to do grad school at UT more and more.

    Now… about the nearest velodrome being over over 2.5 hours away…

  • cass_kee

    looks AMAZING!!! who is that girl sleeping at the counter?

  • Danny Puckett

    NICE! I cant wait to check it out.

  • crihs

    Looks good. What about a backyard?