Thursday, July 5, 2007

Around Town:Broken Spoke

Many teenagers spend the summer working odd jobs They work at one many of the retail stores in the area baby-sit or mow lawns In this weeks special edition of Around Town Brad Feldman introduces us to one Bismarck teenager who is taking his working life to a new level Tyler Herman Broken Spoke Bike Shop I m getting busier as the summer goes on It s the time of the year when Tyler Herman has to shift gears He spends much of his day working on bikes Tyler Herman Broken Spoke Bike Shop I m just gonna repair it now and send it down the road for the lady His passion for bikes is more than just a hobby It s quickly becoming a career A year ago at the age of 14 Herman received an offer he couldn t refuse The owners of Dakota Cyclery wanted him to take over their shop when they closed So he did and now he owns the Broken Spoke Bike Shop Tyler Herman Broken Spoke Bike Shop I started out with maybe five bikes and now I probably got 30 bikes Today he carries some of the biggest name brand bikes in the business However the companies he represents didn t really take him seriously when he told them his age Tyler Herman Broken Spoke Bike Shop Most people do laugh when I tell them I am only 15 I guess I just let them think what they want to think pretty much With this attitude Herman continues to build his business and passion for bikes When he leaves his garage chances are you can find him on the local BMX Track Tyler Herman Broken Spoke Bike Shop It s one of my main things I like to do just be around bikes For Herman it doesn t matter if it s racing around the track or repairing an old bike He knows its what he wants to do for a long time Tyler Herman Broken Spoke Bike Shop I hope I can run it as a full time business just make my way through life running a bike shop that would be great Brad Feldman KX News Herman s shop is located at 306 South 15th Street in Bismarck He says once he graduates from High School he would like to move into a larger shop

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