"The Manic Master" San Marcos, California
David Tesch passed away on
December 14, 2003, at age 44.
In the mid 1970s, David Tesch began his career with start up Trek Bicycle Company in Wisconsin. He went on to work with Masi in San Marcos, CA. By the early 1980s, he had developed his own identity as a frame builder.
Dave’s reputation was that of making bikes that were no-holds-barred racing machines with virtual track bike geometry. Owners state that Tesch bikes are a blast to ride!
As happens so often in the handmade bicycle craft, business difficulties pushed him out of the craft in the 1990s. Toward the end, another person became owner of the Tesch name and produced frames, but only for a short period of time. David went into the automobile world for his livelihood, but had expressed an interest in returning to frame building just before his untimely death…