Employees and Employment
Matthew FeinerI was born in Newport,RI and grew up in Madison,CT.
I started riding when I was 11 years old on my sister
Becky's Fuji Touring bike.
I began racing bikes at age 13 with a club in Clinton,CT.
Working in a bike shop is something I did from time to time
until I moved here and opened The Devil's Gear Bike Shop.
It has been a real lesson in a world of things.
I still race bikes and work a lot with various cycling groups.
I realized several years ago that I was trying to do everything- sales, service, repairs and all the behind the scenes business stuff. Well, it was killing me, so I hired people who where better at all those things than me and now I work mostly behind the scene at The Shop.
I'm still here, trust me. The people running The Shop
are doing a better job at it than I ever could.
You can email directly to contact me
David KahnBorn and raised in New Haven. Me and my friends used to ride up and down East Rock, but I returned to bicycles in grown-up life as a commuter. That led to a cross-country fundraising ride (New Haven to Seattle). After nine weeks and 3,500 miles, I wasn't sick of riding bikes. Two years later I'm a leg-shaving, spandex-wearing roadie and (very) amateur racer. It turns out that I really like bikes a lot. (I also like New Haven and how Devil's Gear gets to support people who ride bikes in New Haven.) You and your bike should come see us! 'Til then, ride safe and keep your chain lubed.
Scott BureauI am Scott Bureau.
I was born and raised in Old Lyme Connecticut, and I have no idea when I will ever leave this beautiful place. I have been working in bicycle shops for about four years! I am a graduate of Barnett Bicycle Institute in Colorado. At the age of four I grabbed a wrench and took off my own training wheels so I could learn to ride without them. If you don't believe me ask my mom!! Working for the Devils Gear is unique from any other bicycle shop and I am excited to be a part of the DG team! Riding and racing bicycles has taken me to places I never thought I would go. The best place I have gone because of my bike is Whistler Mountain in beautiful Vancouver Canada! Riding is a great tool for traveling and I encourage anyone and everyone to get outdoors and RIDE THEE BIKE!!!
Sara KirschnerOriginally from Keene, NH. I earnestly subscribe to the DIY ethic, and to me, bikes are DIY Heaven: beautiful, efficient, human-powered machines that you can fix yourself. In my free time, I hang out with the Chainbreakers Collective, where we potluck and wrench on our own bikes.
New Haven is a great place to ride. Don't be afraid to assert your rights on the road, act responsibly, and ride a lot!
Warren BrelsfordI was born in the United States of America. I now live in New Haven, where i play music and work on bikes and stuff like that.
Ryan "Son of Mad Dog" OuradaBikes Ryan has owned (ordered chronologically):
1 Huffy, 1 Giant, 1 Scott Tunturi, 1 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2, 2 Schwinn Suburbans (a men's and a women's), 1 Ross Compact, 1 American Eagle, 1 Phillips, 1 Schwinn Tandem, 1 Humber, 1 Olmo, 1 Frame I built myself, 1 Raleigh Record, 1 Bianchi San Jose, 1 Eddy Merckx, 1 Jamis Citizen, and 2 folding bikes.
Also, Ryan has a wife named Erin who is much smarter than he is, and a dog named Napolean, who is much better looking than he is.
I have always been on two wheels. Growing up in Orange, my friends and I would roam around the neighborhood on our paperboy bikes going off all the best natural jumps and stonewall drop-offs we could find. Back then it didn't matter that they were in our neighbor's yards. I don't think you could do that today. Then we got into mini-bikes and got into a lot of trouble! Fast forward to adulthood (yeh, right) which led to racing motorcycles for many years. One day I bought a mountain bike to train on and being that it was quiet, simple, and therapeutic I discovered I couldn't stop pedaling. I pedaled all
the way to a vet class 13-race point series championship, back when organized mountain bike racing took root in New England. Bicycling became my life; I road raced to Cat 3, BMX'ed to the #2 Vet Cruiser plate, sent my son to Woodward 3 times, and rented out the indoor ramp parks with friends after watching too many freestyle videos. And I worked at bike shops, about 6 different ones in all and at least that many owners. After awhile when a new owner would try his hand who thought it would be "fun" to own a bike shop I was just the mechanic who came along with the tools. It's different at The Devil's Gear. Riding and working on bikes is in their blood -and I can understand that.
What still amazes me is that any two-wheeled vehicle can't even stand on its own, yet put
an adventurous person aboard and it becomes man's greatest invention. Keep riding.
Greg LI grew up on Long Island, but took the scenic route to New Haven. I lived in San Francisco for most of high school, went to college in Worcester, MA, and was living in New London for a couple of years before I finally realized that I should just bite the bullet and slide on west to New Haven. Along the way, I did a little bit of mountain biking in high school, and have hiked in every state in New England, as well as most western states. Since moving to New Haven, I've developed an interest in road riding, and am happy to live somewhere with such a strong cycling community.
Jono DavisI started working as a bike mechanic in high school and continued to work in bike shops after moving from New Jersey to Northern California for college. I'm currently working on a degree in Mechanical Engineering and work for a bicycle component manufacturer when I'm not wrenching at the Devil's Gear.
I like to ride fat slick tires for long distances, skinny knobby tires over barriers and fat knobby tires between rocks. If I could only ride one bike for the rest of my life it would be a stout touring road bike that could do double duty during the cyclocross season. My three favorite shop tools are Felco cable cutters, Hozan lock ring wrenches, and Campagnolo "peanut butter" spanners.
EMPLOYMENTIf you'd like to be considered for employment at the Devil's Gear Bike Shop please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mitch Dubey !!To our great sadness, Mitchell Dubey was killed in March of 2011. We miss him very much and think of him often.
I'm Mitch, I'm from Los Angeles, California. I love to travel. You're probably wondering "Why New Haven?" .... Before I ever moved out here, I heard that The Devils Gear was the place to be. I was welcomed with open arms and a killer staff, which is why it's so great to be working here now and part of the crew. My bike is a ticket to personal freedom and I have my father to thank for that. I love records, vegan food, writing, photography, and Monk above all else.