Just two years young, Angry Catfish Bicycles and Coffee in South Minneapolis has made quite a splash on the Twin Cities Fat-Bike scene. Several of our MPLS amigos told me that Ben (General Manager) and Josh (Owner) are king-pins of the fat-bike scene thereabouts….and MPLS is nigh a small pond of fat-bikes. Josh and Ben were both “early adopters” of Fat-Bikes and both ride Mukluk(s).
I took my Moonlander along with me to get the front derailleur cable fixed from a crash during last Friday’s ride at Kettle. Ben got my shifting back in business while we talked fat-bikes and enjoyed a fresh brewed cup of coffee. Josh joined our conversation and teased me with a few hints at what we might see at Frostbike. The shop sponsors the Carver Cold Catfish Cup Race Series that we attended last weekend. Even with the lack-lustre snow-fall that this winter has produced Angry Catfish’s fat-bike sales eclipsed last years numbers by 40%. Fat-Bikes are Mui Caliente!
So if you find your self in Minneapolis, ride out to the Standish Ericson neighborhood to get your fat-bike fix.