About Us



Manifesto specializes in city bikes. We sell single-speed, fixed, internally geared and, yes-bikes with traditional derailleurs. We focus on steel frames because of their lean aesthetics and due to the riding conditions here in our fair city.


Manifesto repairs all types of bikes. We stock parts and components for your modern road bike, your 1960′s vintage 3-speed and your 1990′s mountain bike. We take pride in charging fairly for labor and we won’t try to upsell you parts that you don’t need.


Manifesto works with a powdercoater and can help you select the perfect new color from our RAL color charts. Our powdercoater picks up frames weekly and our fine mechanics are happy to take care of the dis-assembly and re-assembly of your custom whip.

Manifesto: A public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions. Derived from the Italian ‘manifestere’; Latin meaning ‘make public.’

Manifesto is located in the beautiful city of Oakland. Our shop promotes customization, recycling, and the spread of urban bike culture.

Manifesto likes art, music, and skateboarding. Manifesto likes DIY. Manifesto likes small business and local products. We sell new and rebuilt bikes, apparel, accessories, and other random cool stuff. We like bikes in general but choose to focus on single speed and fixed gear bikes because of their simplicity and ease of use in urban settings. We like affordable bikes because we want to provide access to as many people as possible.

Manifesto does not discriminate, alienate, or in any way judge any bicyclists. All riders, new & old, experienced & beginner, occasional & everyday, are welcome in our shop. We believe every person riding a bike creates more power for the movement overall.

Manifesto believes in bicycles. As an extension of the rider, bicycles are a form of self-expression. There is a simple joy that comes with riding a bike and experiencing a city at street level. We believe bicycles are more important than ever because they are practical, low-cost, and non-polluting. And that the camaraderie shared by groups of cyclists in cities can be a powerful force for change.

We believe in bicycles as examples of design, engineering, and efficiency. We believe in making good bicycles possible for everyone who wants one.

Join the movement. We are Manifesto.



Manifesto Bicycles
421 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 595-1155


Monday 11-5
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 11-5
Friday 11-5
Weekends 11-5