who we are
Glorified Bicycles is a one-man operation located in the half trendy, half industrial Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus. Reland Boyle is a seasoned bicycle mechanic and shop manager who has worked in all of the most interesting and challenging shops in New York. Having acquired priceless skills and experience at 718 Cyclery and Adeline Adeline, building custom lugged steel frames with Mike Flanigan of ANT Bike, and spending a year studying and servicing high-end electric-assisted bicycles Reland decided to launch Glorified in order to provide only the best customer service and the highest quality components and accessories in a uniquely peaceful environment.
The Glorified Bicycles concept is quite different from the standard neighborhood bike shop. We do not stock a large selection of bicycles, components, or accessories and we don’t do walk-in flat tire repairs and brake adjustments. Parts are special ordered to suit each project, and our projects tend to be quite special indeed. Major upgrades and modifications, tutorial overhauls, and collaborative complete custom assemblies are our focus here at Glorified. Order a set of hand-built custom wheels, or learn to build your own wheels from the ground up. Let us help you to visualize your dream bike, and you can help us to make it a reality.
A stone’s throw from Atlantic Terminal and a skip away from the infamous Gowanus Canal, surrounded by art studios, breweries, and oddities, Glorified is easily accessible from Manhattan and all parts of Brooklyn. The space is quiet and private, a kind of sanctuary for present and future bike geeks where plans are hatched and good work can be done without fear of interruption or distraction.
Please feel free to reach out via phone or e-mail to begin planning your custom project or just to ask any bike-related questions you may have.