Ernie Kematch lives in Winnipeg’s West End, is a sought-after Gospel Music singer, and was an employee at Sekine Canada. He worked on the assembly line for two years and remembers the feeling of accomplishment each time a completed bike came off the line. When I interviewed him last week, he said that the feeling comes back when he sees a Sekine on the road in Winnipeg today.
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Spent Sunday afternoon with David Geisel at Natural Cycle. We talked about everything from bike fit to bike manufacturing. Natural Cycle is a great local shop in downtown Winnipeg, and the mechanics there have a great vantage point from which to observe bike culture in Winnipeg. There are still a lot of Sekine’s on the road in this city, and a lot of people bring them in to Natural Cycle for tune-ups and, in my case, wheel upgrades.