postkarte-02-400x300We wanted to highlight a super cool Kona dealer located in Berlin, Germany. The Radspannerei only sells steel bikes, stocking Kona SutrasPaddy Wagons and Honky Tonks. We dig their ethos, and their commitment to steel bikes. This is an excerpt from their website’s philosophy page…

The Radspannerei has been around for more than 10 years, right in the middle of Kreuzberg. Most of our customers commute all year around. Being ourselves a bunch of dedicated cyclists and mechanics, we never felt like like selling bikes we wouldn’t want to ride. That’s why we’ve decided to focus on bicycles made of steel. Why steel you ask? Steel is in many ways more appropriate than other materials for commuting and touring. We like the way thin steel tubes look, and how long-lasting they are. Aluminium breaks, when steel bends back. Its elasticity, combined with the right geometry, makes for a comfier ride and lets you give up on a suspension fork, thus saving weight and making your bike more energy efficient and reliable.