Dialed in Hundstyle!

Race day is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about getting your bike ready for the Rustbucket. Carlo is one of the brave souls already signed up to race, and it looks like his bike is good to go. Check it out:


The photo does not do this bike justice, so if you would like to see it in person before it passes you on December 17, you can stop by Hund’s Re-Cycle Factory, where Carlo is one of the friendly and knowledgeable folks on staff.

Hund’s, the presenting sponsor of the Rustbucket Races, is owned and operated by Andrew Hund, a Norfolk native and Granby High grad whose bicycle journey began in the 1980’s racing BMX for the Colley Avenue Bike Shop team. You can now find Andrew at 4909 Colley Avenue, twenty-odd blocks north of his old stomping grounds.


Pictured: the entrance to Hund’s Re-Cycle Factory. Not pictured: camera operator Andrew Hund.

As the name of the shop suggests, one of the specialties at Hund’s is bringing vintage bikes back to life, but they have new bikes as well. For example, stop at Hund’s if you want to order a new Surly or All-City, and keep in mind that Hund’s is the only Masi dealer in Hampton Roads.

Hund’s is also great for small-s specialized bikes for riders who are shorter, taller, or heavier. (Ask to see the bike that Andrew built for George Bell, the tallest man in America.) They will also gladly service unusual bikes like recumbents and unicycles.

Don’t take our word, for it, though –Virginian-Pilot columnist Jesse Scaccia chose riding a bike from Hund’s as one of his 50 ways to fall in love with Norfolk this summer.

The shop is open Tuesday through Sunday; call them at 962-2100 to let them know you are ready to get ready for the