Grit Media, an Oakland based sports media start-up, spent the day with the Original Scraper Bike Team. Scraper Bikes — coined by Tyrone “Baybe Champ” Stevenson Jr. because of their resemblance to modified “scraper” cars with large chrome rims — began appearing on East Oakland’s streets in the early 2000s, when the Bay Area’s Hyphy movement had become a national phenomenon. Hidden inside a DIY bike shop on the corner of 50th and International Boulevard, Grit “mobs” with some of Oakland’s youth re-aligning bike forks, twisting handlebars, and raising seat posts barely high enough to reach. The result? A movement that is changing the bike game as we know it.

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Grit Media is an Oakland based sports media start-up that focuses on stories beyond the scores and the highlights. Follow Grit Media here: Grit Media: http://www.gritmedia.co for more. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grit.media.co Twitter: https://twitter.com/gritmedia Instagram: https://instagram.com/gritmedia/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gritmediaco/about

One Response

  1. Mike demey

    whats it take for a dude to get to volunteer at something like this?

    Mike

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