Reinventing the Wheel

The Twin Cities Daily Planet just published a piece I wrote and photographed on Brandon Brown’s awesome start-up Onyx Cycles. [Click here] to read it.

“In a city saturated with bicycles and do-gooders, Onyx is something different. His inventions transform the basic concept of a bicycle: handlebars, wheels and a metal frame, into platforms for community outreach, live performance, mobile commerce and more. Brown designs and builds these inventions on a shoestring budget, using skills he’s been teaching himself since he first started building bikes at age 11. Onyx is also transforming the face of social entrepreneurship, which is traditionally the domain of prosperous saviors from outside the communities they aim to help.”

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