Faster than a Bullitt at Larry vs Harry in Copenhagen
Photos and words by Kevin Sparrow
Welcome to Copenhagen, the mecca of cargo bikes! Well, at least for Bullitt bike owners.
During the 2013 Cycle Messenger World Championships in Lausanne, I had the privilege of meeting the co-founder of Larry vs Harry, Hans Bullitt Fogh. After returning stateside, I joined the LvsH family by purchasing a Bullitt of my own, and I’ve been wanting to visit their operations ever since. A few weeks ago, I was in Copenhagen and finally got that chance.
The company started 9 years ago with the V1 of the Bullitt. Throughout the years, design changes have been made and an accessory line realized in response to customer demands.
The Larry vs Harry storefront, on Frederiksborggade, showcases their entire cargo fleet in all colors and versions. The shop also sells custom built Bullitts and services local ones.
I also wanted to see their office and warehouse space so I met up with Hans early in the morning for coffee and quick tour. Giving how large the bikes are, their space was unexpectedly small. This is where most of the bikes are built up and prepared for shipping. A special trailer was even made to transport fully built up Bullitts from the warehouse to the shop. Memorabilia, artwork and trophies of past events decorate the office area.
I took some photos of the space and commented on some impressive poster illustrations, which prompted Hans to offer me an exclusive first look at their new packaging designs. Like Russian nesting dolls (boxes within a box), each box revealed even more detailed and impressive artwork by Kristian Eskildsen. Seriously, so good.
Larry vs Harry is a company that continuously strives to improve on its products. It was so great to get behind the scenes. Cheers Hans for the tour and good coffee!