Finding a trusted bike shop isn’t an easy task, especially in Manhattan, so when I stumbled upon Frank’s Bike Shop years ago in the Lower East Side I knew I hit the jackpot. Frank’s is a staple for cyclists downtown that opened in 1976, with bikes and accessories piled from floor to ceiling and if you don’t see it, they probably have it, so just ask. They usually fix your bike the same day you bring it in and they’re known for selling vintage bicycles and hard to find parts. Not only have I bought three vintage Schwinn bikes from Frank’s that were in impeccable condition, but they also always have the exact part I’m looking for when I can’t find it anywhere else. Frank is happy to give me advice on how to care for my bike or give me a missing screw at no charge. It’s my preferred bike shop in New York City, so if you’re based in NYC check it out!
Now back to my Schwinn bikes… Currently, I alternate between riding my new blue Schwinn Traveler with my red vintage Schwinn Breeze, depending on where I’m riding to and my mood. I’ve always loved the look of Schwinn’s vintage bikes and bought my first vintage bicycle in purple with my boyfriend at Frank’s bike shop. That bike has since been stolen, a causality of living in New York City, but I now enjoy riding my red Schwinn Breeze through the city and love the look and feel of it.
Jeanette Zinno is a brand ambassador and beauty and style guru, whose authoritative voice has been featured across the country on networks like ABC, CBS, CW, NBC as well as in publications such as Shape, Marie Claire and MORE magazine. Jeanette is a multi-media journalist and Beauty Director at Social Life Magazine, the luxury magazine for the Hamptons. She has also contributed to media outlets such as Glamour, Good Housekeeping and Latina online, where she dishes on the most coveted beauty and style secrets, while providing informative beauty, fashion, health, fitness and travel tips. Today, Jeanette resides in Manhattan’s Lower East Side where she volunteers as an animal activist in her spare time. She also has a passion for traveling the globe in search of the newest beauty and style trends.