Jerry Schultz, A 40+ year veteran mechanic of the Washington, D.C., bicycle industry, has worked in about every shop in the area. Jerry is always ready to help solve problems with old bikes, and has forgotten more more about bikes than most know.  He currently works at BicycleSPACE in downtown D.C. and can be found either working on restoring a classic Raleigh bicycle, building a new wheel for one of the many D.C. bicyclist, or taking a smoke break outside the shop in his signature Ray-Bans.
Jerry Schultz enjoys his morning ritual of coffee, cigarettes, and sunrises with a friend in front of the local grocery store and swap stories of their younger days, one tells of his days in Vietnam the other stories of sailing on Lake Michigan with his family. Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014. Jerry and his breakfast buddy have been meeting most mornings on this bench to start their day.
Jerry Schultz packs his morning cigarette after watching the sunrise over College Park, Md., Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.  Jerry’s morning ritual starts with getting up before the sun, heading over to his local grocery store, and enjoying his morning coffee and cigarette while watching the sun rise over the D.C. area.
Jerry Schultz locks the compressor line in preparation of cleaning parts for a bicycle he is working on at BicycleSPACE, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Jerry’s work space is small, but it is organized so well that without hesitation he can find a 50 year old part he pulled off a bike years ago in under a minute.
Jerry Schultz works on one of the many bikes which comes through his stand at BicycleSPACE in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. The intensity with which Jerry tackles each bike he works on is a testament to his passion for bicycles.
The practiced hands of Jerry Schultz’s wrap the bars of a bike with new bar tape, Washington, D.C., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.  Fledging mechanics are routinely judged by their ability to wrap the bars of a bike; properly wrappings the bars of a bike takes a degree of concentration and finesse that only comes with years of practice.
Jerry Schultz replaces the front wheel into the fork of the yellow Schwinn Madison he is currently working on, Washington, D.C., Thursday, Oct 2, 2014. Old Schwinns and old Ralieghs are Jerry’s bread and butter, he knows them all and can tell you their age with just a quick look over.
Jerry Schultz, bike mechanic and music lover, checks to see who is playing on the shop computer, Washington, D.C., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.  Jerry is an avid music lover, classical and funk are his favorites and he is constantly jotting down songs and artist he wants to remember.
Jerry Schultz sits outside his work in his signature Ray-Bans and smokes an unfiltered Camel taking a break from the bike in his stand, Washington, D.C., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.  Jerry trades a bit of chaos inside work for a bit of the chaos outside.
Jerry Schultz’s glasses sit discarded after another day of working on bikes, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014.
Jerry Schultz has lunch with fellow master mechanic Paul Reighard, Washington, D.C., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.  Jerry and Paul have been working together in D.C. for 30+ years; The combined knowledge of these two can make a bike shop.

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