Velo Pasadena | GCN Checks Out LA's Coolest Bike Shop

You might know Pasadena as home to Caltech or the Rose Bowl Stadium, but recently Jeremy visited to check out one of the coolest bike shops in the world, Velo Pasadena. Join Jeremy and shop owner Hrach Gevrikyan to discover the story of one of the largest collections of vintage bicycles in the USA!

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50 Comments

  1. masi992 on March 15, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    More of this type of content please. Also chapeau to Jpow! Great addition to the GCN family!

  2. Mr. Luigi on March 15, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    So much beautiful, gorgeous, delicious steel.

  3. Carlos Aguilar Castañeda on March 15, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Yesss nicecvideo. I love campagnolo

  4. Oscar Caruso on March 15, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    If you are ever in Pasadena, make it a point to stop in, this is a living museum, and if the boss man is around, he loves to talk about his passion, cycling! Great video guys! 🇺🇸

  5. William Becker on March 15, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Good one Hrach.

  6. Hella2693. on March 16, 2021 at 12:00 am

    That shop is really cool but I always wonder how places like that make enough money to stay open.

  7. Zadius895 on March 16, 2021 at 12:00 am

    above category in marin county is amazing

  8. Ernest Martinez on March 16, 2021 at 12:02 am

    It a beautiful 😍 collection bikes there like beautiful sexy lady 👩 there are a work of art a had a eddy medix a i slode it 37 years to day i regret sell the bike it was very beautiful bike i don’t know 😕 i was thinking stupid

  9. André Duarte on March 16, 2021 at 12:02 am

    You have to take a look at Rcicla in Lisbon, Portugal 😉

  10. Austyn Hughes on March 16, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Jeremy is the best, I love his genuine enthusiasm.

  11. barrylyndon80 on March 16, 2021 at 12:03 am

    I can not believe it. How did you get the original yellow jersey from Jan Ullrich. The best German cyclist ever. Nice greetings from Germany

  12. Moritz Hummel on March 16, 2021 at 12:06 am

    No less impressing than his shop: Hrach’s quadriceps 🙂

  13. Matt Haldeman on March 16, 2021 at 12:07 am

    I NEED those Campagnolo coveralls

  14. Igor P on March 16, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Wow what an amazing video and such a legend .. i tell you that man is brilliantly out of this world.. world needs more people like this every day hero.

  15. la_eug115 on March 16, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Awesome people! Amazing store! I purchased my pinarello there. Thanks matthew and fam!

  16. Ivan Rusev on March 16, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Amazing shop looks more like a museum. Hrach you are legend

  17. Christian Donaj on March 16, 2021 at 12:09 am

    So many stories to tell. Love shops like this one.

  18. Vahe Tamamyan on March 16, 2021 at 12:09 am

    He’s the best!!!

  19. T Stone on March 16, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Great video, deserved at least 30 minutes given the incredible collection he has

  20. Dave Stubbs on March 16, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Hrach…. legendary pioneer for Pasadena bike/ cycling lovers ! Thank you for producing this video!

  21. MeK-DirT on March 16, 2021 at 12:13 am

    this video is so much better in 3x slower speed

  22. samhamfast on March 16, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Jeremy, thanks for your fantastic interviews. Hrach seems like a really great guy with some very impressive, museum-quality pieces.

  23. fire surfer on March 16, 2021 at 12:15 am

    There is no surprise at the DeRosas on display. I remember when the new owner said he was moving to LA in the ’80s.

  24. halfstock on March 16, 2021 at 12:15 am

    You lost such a gold opportunity with the owner when he choked up! there was clearly so much history there…. The video was great, the presenter was refreshing… just go after that human angle next time and don’t just laugh awkwardly! Nice video!

  25. MaxLoopTV on March 16, 2021 at 12:17 am

    I live 5 Minutes from Velo Pasadena, thats where I service my Bike

  26. gerardnc on March 16, 2021 at 12:18 am

    This is insanely amazing. Hrach has a veritable road bike museum, an immaculate monument to the sport. That said, I feel somewhat cheated. Firstly, I want to hear Hrach’s full story, for him to move beyond the tears (understandable for him to get choked up when looking back on his life) but I also want to slow down the rest. How in the world did he get those bikes and jerseys? I want more detail, I’m sure it all comes with some great stories. This is a rich and remarkable story from a man who has clearly made a success of himself in an area that has a very high failure rate (bike shops). MORE! Give us part 2 Jeremy.

  27. Nico Ws on March 16, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Eye candy.

  28. Him Bike on March 16, 2021 at 12:19 am

    There’s a reason why God made Campagnolo

  29. djmarco90000 on March 16, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Shoulda gone to the Cubhouse.

  30. christdragon on March 16, 2021 at 12:22 am

    THIS shop is the definition of "Bike porn". I’m honored to see it and hope to go in person some day. Thanks.

  31. Clarence from out of space on March 16, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Awesome interview

  32. david baca on March 16, 2021 at 12:26 am

    bad ass!

  33. Nojikuzus on March 16, 2021 at 12:28 am

    More like a museum than shop! Wow!

  34. Him Bike on March 16, 2021 at 12:30 am

    I remember Hendrickson’s bike shop in
    SB back in early 70s.
    629 State st.
    I was a little kid crazy about bikes
    Now I’m a 59yr old man who has
    Cycled across USA 4x.

  35. Len Wittrock on March 16, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Great video!!

  36. dlb on March 16, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Excellent video! My son does ju jitsu at the studio next door to the main Velo shop, so I’m outside this place 2-3 times a week and have seen it change a bit over the last seven years. The main shop has always been like Disneyland for cyclists, a wall-to-wall inventory of cycles (currently Giant, BMC, Pinarello, Felt, etc.), clothing, and accessories. Very "pro shop", low to high end. A real drool-fest. Too bad it wasn’t shown. The staff–who all seem to double as mechanics–are customer-friendly and there is a solid flow of business.

    A couple of years ago, Velo took over the space featured in this video after the furniture business there failed. It’s across the street from the main shop. Presumably, there is no retail advantage to owning/renting that space. The owner simply loves cycling, and he has populated this second location with his vintage items uniquely for the enjoyment of others. For him, that has value. What a vintage idea.

    Hope these character-full brick-and-mortar shops stay solvent. So many are failing or being gobbled up…

  37. Ron Harper on March 16, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Fred Mangoni was The Man….supported lots of young riders

  38. Steve Bretnall on March 16, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Great video. I also think a regular shop segment is overdue.

  39. Bicycle Sunday on March 16, 2021 at 12:43 am

    When i walk to store like that. I think ”is any off this bikes and rims for sale”. ”Ou, this is a display…” ” If this is museum do i have to pay to see this items. Walk away quickly before that” Timeline 2seconds😗😁 Do the sale ☕️they should. I need time to think this. Too nice place for modest people😉

  40. THE MTB VAPER on March 16, 2021 at 12:47 am

    More Shout to one the mechanics Victor

  41. Ronald Kucers on March 16, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Phew- made me feel a little better for failing to keep up with inflating the pista tubulars on my vintage track bikes…a seemingly endless task!

  42. Einhander49 on March 16, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Man, that shop is only a couple of miles from where I live. I think I’ll be paying this man a visit tomorrow afternoon.

  43. Patrick Lanni on March 16, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Legendary shop and owner. Awesome video scratching the surface on some incredible cycling history/culture.
    Would love to learn more about it–wish the video was longer! Part 2 coming soon?

  44. edmasamo on March 16, 2021 at 12:48 am

    oh man, they totally skipped over Major Taylor’s bike and legacy, it deserved more attention.

  45. tibi olah on March 16, 2021 at 12:50 am

    It took me over 2 hours to watch this video. I kept pausing to stare at the bikes

  46. Gareth Helliwell on March 16, 2021 at 12:50 am

    WOW, this should of been at least an hour long. That man obviously has passion for our sport. I would love to spend a hell of a lot of time there just taking it all in.

  47. Paul Johnson on March 16, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Love

  48. Path Less Pedaled on March 16, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Visiting bike shops. Novel idea for a series.

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