RIP Harold Feinberg

Long time RCB volunteer Harold Feinberg died on his 85th birthday on January 9 at the Jewish Home of Rochester. Harold was famous at the shop for analyzing problems with bikes in his “thinker” pose. A wonderful guy. Our condolences to his wife Rhea to whom he was married for more than 60 years.

Harold is also fondly remembered at Ft. Lauderdale’s Recyclable Bicycle Exchange, where he volunteered while escaping the Rochester winter. Click here for RBE’s notice or here for a photograph of Harold in Florida.

Harold had a connection to bicycling that long predates his tenure at R Community Bikes. In the 1970s, he and his son manufactured a pioneering ultra-light pedal (1977 Popular Mechanics article). The pedal appears in Speedplay’s Bicycle Pedal History Museum (scroll through to “East Rochester 1970’s”).

Remembrances can be left at Harold’s obituary page at the D&C or the Brighton Memorial Chapel.

3 thoughts on “RIP Harold Feinberg

  1. Rhea feinberg

    I can not thank you for the beautiful article on harold. You all treated him with such love and respect. Although you made him 10 years older. T8m, thank you for bringing him into your shop. He was very happy there. Want to send a donation in his memory, please send me the info and address. Again thank you each one. Also for coming to visit me and my sons were so happy to meet all of you, Rhea Feinberg

  2. Julie Polizzi

    This is a great tribute. It tells us what a wonderful, giving, loving man he was. Let’s not forget smart and talented. He could do just about anything. I’m sorry that he’s left us but I sure am glad my dad and he are together again. Who better to welcome him to Gods home😇👏🏼💖

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