Kayuh Bicycles is a not-even-two-month-old bike shop at 1900 W. Girard Ave. with an interesting mission and history. Owner Izzat Rahman originates from Malaysia, and he and a partner were finalists in the Fox School of Business Be Your Own Boss Bowl Competition in 2011. Their concept was to offer refurbished and custom-made bicycles, targeting college students with reasonable price points and convenient locations. A little over a year after the competition, Rahman, along with a different partner, opened their first location on the edge of Francisville.
We stopped inside the other day, and saw the small collection of bikes that ranged in price from just under $100 to over $400 for custom-made bicycles. They also sell some biking gear, but the limited space limits the selection. The gentleman behind the…