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How Franklinton Cycleworks Is Building Bikes And A Community

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August 2nd, 2011

A Monday afternoon in Franklinton and the local bike co-op is busy. Founded almost four years ago, Franklinton Cycleworks is taking root in its third space, offering community members a place to service their bikes and learn new skills. (8 Photos)

Franklinton Cycleworks (front)
Four years ago, partners, Greg Lanham, Jonathan Youngman, Jonathan Ryder, Kelly Young founded the Franklinton Cycleworks, a bike co-op located in the Franklinton neighborhood west of downtown Columbus. A signature of their new space at 897 West Broad Street are bike parts (and now a whole bike) that hang on the building's front facade. Ryder says the city is offering to help rehab store fronts in the area and as a result the co-op will be able to fix the facade and paint a mural on the side of the building. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)