Kayuh Bicycles and Cafe is the mobile bicycle shop that will come to you for repairs, sales

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — At the Kayuh Bicycles and Cafe store in Francisville, you can grab a smoothie, coffee sandwich and more.

While shopping for bikes, bike accessories or waiting for your bike to be repaired.

What if you don’t want to go to the store? The shop, with a van equipped with everything needed to do most repairs, will come to you.

Shop owner Henry Sam started cycling about eight years ago when he was 14. It was a great way to get around.

And because his family grew up in poverty, when the bike needed fixing, he had to fix it himself.

Sam then began buying used bikes on Craigslist, repairing them and then reselling them for a profit.

At the age of 17, Sam was working as an apprentice at Kayuh.

When the owner returned to Malaysia, Sam bought the store.

He took over just months before the pandemic. With gyms closed and people flocking to outdoor workouts, demand was exorbitant.

But Sam says people didn’t want to come into the store. So, he thought, why not start a mobile bike shop?

For Sam, raised by parents who had fled the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia, his rise to entrepreneurship is a source of immense pride. At 23, he is already planning to open a second brick and mortar.

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1900 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

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