During the experimental period of the 60s, geodesic domes were considered très chic living and work spaces. As a nod to the architecture of their parents, the Kinfolk crew incorporated a geodesic dome into their new creative space at Brooklyn’s 94 Whythe Ave, which showcases their enterprise. Like their covetable custom frames.
All of the Kinfolk bikes we’ve admired on Cycle EXIF were made by Kusaka-San, a revered NJS-approved builder. But you’ll notice that they were all lugged. Kinfolk have recently enlisted the skills of Fukuda-San to create fillet brazed frames. This CX frame is one of four and the first on US shores — the other three live in Japan.
One member of the Kinfolk team, Shawn Wolf, will be racing the Kinfolk CX next season, although he has already placed second in the Bilenky Junkyard Cross earlier this year on its maiden voyage. Until then, it stands as a sparkling representation of what the Kinfolk builders are capable of. Next time you’re in the neighbourhood, drop into The Kinfolk Store at 94 Wythe.
Special thanks to Christopher Lee for the photography.