Shinola: The Wright Brothers’ Limited Edition Watches and Runwell City Bike Dec 10, 2013

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Being from North Carolina, you don’t have to tell me about the Wright brothers’ legacy. First in Flight! Here’s a little-known factoid though: the Wright brothers actually owned a bike shop in their day. So seeing this homage to them coming from Shinola isn’t at all surprising. Back then, the bicycle was the way of life, before the auto took over…

“Shinola introduces The Wright Brothers™ Limited Edition Runwell bicycle, created to honor the Wrights’ incredible contribution to America’s history of innovation and industry. Few urban bikes are better looking, smoother riding and easier shifting than our classically-styled Runwell with its 11-speed internal hub and disc brakes. Our 25 Limited Edition The Wright Brothers™ Runwell marries the enduring style and predictable handling of our American-made lugged steel frame and fork with a gloss black finish, sleek bamboo fenders, and a Torpedo battery operated headlamp. The Wright Brothers™

Limited Edition Bicycle will be available for purchase on Shinola.com, and at the Shinola flagship stores in Detroit and New York City, on December 10th, 2013.”

Check out more photos below, including the Wright Brothers’ edition watches.

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  • Rick Saliga

    The Wright Brothers Bicycle shop still exists. It’s a part of Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. It’s super rad to be able to check out a bike shop from 1909.

  • Darren

    I thought it was a well known fact that the Wright Bros owned a bicycle shop, before getting into aircraft.

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Yes, amongst bike people. I’d say it’s safe to say that most of the population isn’t aware….