MinneCycle 2017: Peacock Groove Polka Dot Cargo Bike
Photos and words by Jarrod Bunk
Cargo bikes aren’t something you see every day. Polka dotted bikes aren’t something you see every day. Peacock Groove threw out those notions, because the Liberace of bikes builds anything you’d like, just with even more style, and deep custom.
The deep custom approach is found everywhere on this bike, from the headset to the rear rack, Erik Noren, made it all. Erik is an artist, and you can see that in every bicycle that he manufacturers.
To think that something like this can come out of his mind and be formed out of steel is incredible. Where others see a zany cargo bike, I see a masterpiece, from one of the most skilled craftsmen I’ve ever met. I only got a small taste of his operation while in Minneapolis, but as a long-time fan of his work, I hope to make it back to be able to document his shop. I can’t get enough of his deep custom bikes.