Inspired by French bicycle design of the 50s and 60s, LINUS Co-founders Adam McDermott and Chad Kushner have created a bicycle that preserves the simple elegance and pure form of that golden era, but has all the benefits of modern comfort and reliability. LINUS is the utilitarian city bike…simple and reliable, but with a personality and style that makes you feel like you’re in an old French movie…you’re floating a little from the wine you drank at lunch…maybe instead of going back to the office you’ll take a nap under a tree.
Duane: How did you guys get into the bicycle industry?
Adam McDermott: I started working on Linus about 7 years ago. At the time I was working with cameras in the film industry but I always had a love of bikes, and primarily cities and life that are organized around bike transportation. At the time I simply wanted a bike that didn’t exist in the market place, so I set out to make it…. 7 years later we are selling in 173 stores across the US and in 8 countries.
Tell me about the name Linus, where did that come from?
Linus is my nephew’s name. He was born about 5 years, just when we had gone through the hard development and were getting ready to name the bike.
You’re from South Africa, why did you pick Venice Beach to be the home of Linus?
Venice is our home, we’re not big on commuting. It’s also a community of independent creative people… the perfect place to test an idea and it’s a great place for bikes.
What model is your favorite and why?
I love all my children.
1413 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, California USA 90291
Showroom Hours: Monday – Sunday 11am – 7pm
Photos by Duane Fernandez