Chris Bull

Almost famous
By FRANK MULLIN  |  March 5, 2008
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Chris Bull

Name?
Chris Bull.

Distinction?
Custom bicycle frame builder/ne’er-do-well.

Where do you live?
Armory District.

Favorite Web site?
bikesnobnyc.com.

Do you own a car?
Barely.

What do you ride?
Several Circle A Cycles, for every day of the week and every kind of weather.

How did you become a bicycle anarchist?
A bike is the most appropriate technology for moving around the city — it’s easy to park, and it’s powered by burritos and beer.

What have you been listening to lately?
Local bands Death Vessel and sweetthieves — when we can hear anything over the sound of the compressor and lathe and exhaust fan.

Favorite thing about Rhode Island?
I’m obsessed with how things work and RI is small enough that I can almost comprehend how it works.

Least favorite thing about Rhode Island?
Drivers of cars.

The three things that would make bicycling better here?
1) Tucker’s plan for a car-free downtown. (Is he running again?) 2) Investment in making bicycle infrastructure a priority. 3) “Free Beer” stations throughout the state.

Favorite drink?
Guinness.

Secret crush?
Condoleezza Rice.

Best book you’ve read recently?
The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien.

What do you like to do for vacation?
Go to Warren for coffee.

Favorite breakfast spot?
There’s been a hole in my stomach since Johnny B’s diner in Cranston closed.

If you could have eight historical figures over for dinner, whom would you choose? 
Nikola Tesla, the band Tesla, Genghis Khan, James Caan, Dorothy Parker, Parker Posey, Gore Vidal, and Vidal Sassoon.
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