Monday, 7 October 2013

120 Bikes Stuck On The Storefront Of A German Bike Shop

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In Altlandsberg, twenty kilometers from Berlin, Germany, stands a peculiar, eye-catching edifice. Whoever on earth wouldn't notice a building with more than a hundred bikes stuck on its front wall? While one could mistake it for an art installation, this display is actually an inventive and unconventional advertising scheme of a local bike shop.

Fahrradhof Altlandsberg is a used bike shop owned by Canadian Peter Horstmann, whose drollness altered the fortune of the entire business. It started when 40 bikes, trade in by customers, came into the shop. When an employee asked Horstmann what to do with them, he made a gut reply: 'Hang 'em on the wall.'

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