Velocity, a shop and a repairer opposite Schaerbeek town hall
20 years and counting for this unusual store
Needless to introduce Velocity to the Schaerbeekois again. It’s been 20 years that Carlos, henceforth helped by Samy, has been running this store opposite the town hall. When we enter the shop, we do not know where to turn our heads, on the walls and shelves cling and stack old bikes, old leather saddles, collection figurines, vintage posters ... In the middle of these antiques however emerge new bikes and cutting-edge accessories. There is even a skateshop on first floor. Velocity manages to maintain the delicate balance between its uniqueness and ever-changing trends. There are all kinds of bicycles from city bikes to mountain bikes with a wide range of children's bicycles. The store also offers professional repairs in the workshop at the back. The place exudes a passion for cycling and its history, so it's no wonder that Carlos has accumulated a collection of restored antique bicycles that he rents for events. A surprising place that is worth dwelling for a moment.