The Bike Shed members club

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The Bike Shed members club

Postby bic_bicknell » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:00 am

For those of you that don't know Dutch used to be an active member here on this forum and rode an SDR for a few years. He started up The Bike Shed club and website a few years ago to cater for his passion in shed built bikes and capitalising on the growing scene in London. He's organised several successful big bike shows now and also runs the London Distinguished Gentleman's Ride out event.

Now he's taken it to another level and finally opened up a members club venue in some vast railway arches in trendy Shoreditch. I just received my membership so I'll be going along soon to see what it's like in reality. I guess I just have to be aware that in Shoreditch it will be full of uber style conscious hipster types (the bar even has it's own barber shop!) and I don't sport a cool beard or have tattoos and a tight white T Shirt but It will be a great place to meet with mates and even have a few business meetings there maybe. There's quite a bit of space for secure bike parking on site which, in London, is very welcome.

If you're in the London area then check it out, you don't have to be a member unless you want to be served alcohol after 8pm. Maybe it would be a good place to organise a Superduke.net get together sometime in 2016? I'm sure that Dutch would give us a good deal on reserving an area exclusively for this.

http://thebikeshed.cc/cafebarshopclub/

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Postby No. 47 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:31 pm

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Postby Reevus » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:02 pm

It's good there, it's on my way home after work, good space to park expensive food though from what inhale heard but if there is a meet there I would be up for it!


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Postby cdlabate » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:55 pm

Just add moist cigars and dry salmon.
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Postby CEREC1 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:26 pm

I've already checked it out at end of November last year.
Bought a T shirt to prove it. :lol:
Great place, great staff, ace hot chocolate on a cold day.
Well worth a visit.
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Postby steeeve66 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:33 am

Been a couple of times now and can well recommend it - staff were really friendly despite my not having a beard and skinny jeans..
Had no idea Dutch was responsible for it all tho.. Who knew??
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Postby Aphex » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:40 am

Wow, he should open one up in San Francisco. Would probably make a killing.

Looks like a classy place though. I like it.
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Postby Davo-Singapore » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:44 am

Yep yep. Went to the Tobacco Dock exhibition last summer and then to the caff in Shoreditch just before Christmas. Didn't realise Dutch was involved. Its a great venue. The Bloody Marys are particularly good with the egg bacon sanger (the bacon is magic!). Oh yeah me and my mate donned the standard hipster disguise for the occasions... see the pic. I don't think we were spotted.

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Postby bic_bicknell » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:44 am

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Postby jmann » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:04 am

Bic: Yep that photo with Dutch labelled is a classic. He's got the look and I'd join only SilverFox doesn't go with Hipster as we call it here in the colonies.

Food must be real good judging by the guy on the left.

Guy on right seems to be getting 'what for' as well.

Guy in centre is saying "I've been in Japan looking for classics".

Two tossers back right, are thinking "Fook the Bonneville show us your t..ts".

Guy in the quilted jacket and bowler is saying to the girl on left "Have you ever seen the movie A Clockwork Orange - its about some guys that ride KTM's".

Actually the more I look at it the more I can see the possibilities for a "What's going on here?" competition - prize is free membership isn't it Dutch?

Great photo!!!

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Postby MrK » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:08 pm

Thanks for sharing this info. Will definitely visit when passing by, looks promising.

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Postby bic_bicknell » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:10 pm

I've just arranged to have a business meeting over lunch there on Wednesday. Hope there are some seats free! :D

I will take some photos and put up a review here afterwards.
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Postby No. 47 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:10 pm

May be there then also.
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Postby Reevus » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:53 am

How did you find the bike shed?


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Postby Sarasota_Steve » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:34 am

Reevus, see the first post on this thread.


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Postby Reevus » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:59 am

Sarasota_Steve wrote:Reevus, see the first post on this thread.


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Sorry misunderstanding, I meant what was it like...


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Postby bic_bicknell » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:56 am

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I spent three of four hours at the Bike Shed club yesterday having a meeting with a new client over lunch. Very easy to find, right next to Shoreditch town hall with space for bike parking under the gaze of the shop staff so it feels pretty secure. The place is much bigger than I imagined, it used to be three indoor five a side football pitches under railway arches and has a typical urban, reclaimed feel with bare brick, poured concrete floors and industrial lighting and fittings.

There are three main rooms, the eating area with red leather booths lining a long bar and kitchen, a retail space with bikes and clothing and another hall used for events. The whole place has a great vibe even though in late morning there wasn’t many people there so it was easy to get a seat and wander round.

Menu and food was really good, prices what I’d expect for Shoreditch, but the portions were very large so you felt that you got good value. Bar staff and service was really excellent and the whole experience made me feel happy that I’d taken a client whom I’d never met before to a Bike Club – it could have worked out so differently!

All the bike gear for sale is typical of the urban, trendy, hipster thing, Biltwell and Bell retro helmets, Roland Sand jackets, Belstaff and tan leather gloves. Lots of shed built bikes along with all Dutch’s personal bikes.

Had a good chat with Dutch and he’s well up for the Superduke.net having a get together there later on this year so that’s something I will see if I can organise for when the weather gets better.

I’d really recommend dropping in here if you are ever in London and haven’t already checked it out. Me, I think I will be using this place to meet up with friends and I’ll certainly use it as a place to have business meeting at.

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Postby TimR » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:03 pm

Looks pretty cool 8)
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Postby Scotty » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:51 pm

Were you admitted to the establishment without an accompanying beard Bic? :shock:
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Postby Aphex » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:58 pm

Scotty wrote:Were you admitted to the establishment without an accompanying beard Bic? :shock:


I heard if you don't have a beard one will be provided for you.
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Postby No. 47 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:04 pm

Been there couple of times now, so Superduke meet?
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Postby Jacko » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:49 pm

Was just watching some Bike Shed vids on youtube and found a video featuring 'Dutch'


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Postby bic_bicknell » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:22 pm

That's a good clip. :lol:

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Postby bic_bicknell » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:58 pm

Here's another clip about The Bike Shed with Dutch looking slightly embarrassed being interviewed by a girl who knows nothing about bikes. You have to skip through the first part of the programme to get to the Bike Shed bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpyipdjP8EA
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Postby Jacko » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:43 pm

bic_bicknell wrote:Here's another clip about The Bike Shed with Dutch looking slightly embarrassed being interviewed by a girl who knows nothing about bikes. You have to skip through the first part of the programme to get to the Bike Shed bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpyipdjP8EA

Ah yes bike world, saw that video straight after but didn't want to span the thread. Sidenote: any one else pretty p*ssed that Motors TV has become a streamed service?

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