About a year ago Mr Tsusumi of Hitoyoshi, Japan, sent us a picture of his Sögreni Copper Bell, and now he is back with an update. The bell is aging nicely, we must say. Mr Tsutsumi also had a bicycle accident earlier this year, broke his clavicle and a rib…but the bicycle survived without a scratch! This is what happens when you use quality equipment. Thanks for the update and godspeed, Mr Tsutsumi.
The other day Tommy and his equally sporty wife came by to fetch their new pair of Sögreni bicycles. As seen, Tommy opted for a matte petroelum-colored Young Shatterhand, while the lady had choosen a more daring red color on her bicycle, also that an Young Shatterhand but the female model.
After checking the bicycles out they rolled towards the cruise ship that would take them back to Norway, but no they did not go the shortest way from Copenhagen to Oslo, no they rolled all the way across Denmark to Skagen and Hirtshals (check the map!) and from there took the ferry to Stavanger. Nice work!
Yes, this couple is Norwegian, and when you take a look at the map, Norway is maybe not the most bicycle-friendly country on earth. They were wise to choose bicycles that will stand the test of time. Happy riding!
Meet Jimmy, the proud owner of a brand new Young Shatterhand, painted in the “Maria” colour. This is his third Sögreni in 30 years. No the old ones did not break down or rusted away – but got stolen from evil mischiefs. Jimmy claims that the upright sitting position is good for his back, and he is correct, you sit quite straight on the Young Shatterhand. We wish Jimmy all the best with his new bicycle, and do not hope that we will need to make him a new one ever again.
Sögreni has been in the press hundreds of times during the last 20 years or so, but unfortunately we did not save everything. But the other day we found a bag of magazines and newspapers from all over the world, and started scanning. When the scanner broke down, we started taking pictures with a smartphone. Some are easy to read, others not. Enjoy!
This Danish gentleman came by the shop yesterday, and asked if we remembered the day when we sold him this bicycle. We came to be a little silent, as nobody really could remember anything about this one, but after a short while one of the guys stuttered “was it around 2002 or something like that…?” The gentleman laughed, and told us that this particular bicycle was from 1988, and that he had used it ever since getting to work. Not all the time during winter, due to the racer tires. But still…we would say this is a very fresh 26-year old bicycle. Thank you so much for stopping by! It made our day.
Danish publishing giant Aller Media has just released The Nordic Courier, a lifestyle magazine for iPad, only possible to read if you download it in iTunes. In Japanese, and aimed at the Scandinavian-design-crazy consumer market. Sögreni is (of course!) one of the designers mentioned in the magazine – the article is called “How it’s made a Sögreni Bike”.
The Nordic Courier
There is also a video See the video
Andy is an old friend of and employee at Sögreni, and a few months ago he came along, bringing along an old bicyle frame and a few parts, probably about fifty years old or so. Andy wanted us to restore and build a completely new bicycle out of this heap of…interesting bicycle parts, and this is the result!
The perfect transportation machine for the city, where you easily can get home with your child sitting in front, and a big load of groceries in the same time. Notice the rims painted in the same colour as the frame, that detail really makes this bicycle truly elegant. And it might be hard to see, but there is also an electric engine hidden in the central metal box.
If you have a dream about some crazy or just unique bicycle that you want to come true, well everything is possible. Just send us an e-mail. Andy’s bicycle took about 12 weeks all in all from start to finish.
The new boutique hotel SP34 – guess what it stands for – just opened it’s doors in Sankt Peders Stræde, just a few houses away from the shop. Legendary Danish design company Georg Jensen held a meeting at the hotel the other day, and one of the extremely limited edition Sögreni/Georg Jensen bicycles, made in october 2008 and including a Sögreni Bell in sterling silver, was on display. There are only 14 copies ever made.
We are happy to welcome this new hotel in our cosy street, and it is the perfect place to stay if you plan to visit Copenhagen and the shop. That way, you do not have to carry all the things you bought in the shop that far to your hotel room. http://www.brochner-hotels.dk/our-hotels/sp34/