United States of America

United States of America

Truly a melting pot of cultures and approaches to cycling, North American bicycle culture has had strong influences from other countries as well as innovative approaches by builders. The craft continues to evolve today as can be seen in the many current “Keepers of the Flame” craftsmen.

The Early Years

A period dominated by the legendary 6-Day racing men and their bikes..

Appelhans Willy

Updated 04.03.2023

Goossens Louie

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Post World War II

Builders and innovators, many are still at work

Adirondack

Bill Lewis
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Appel

Mike
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Baylis

Brian
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Behringer

Cecil
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Bilenky

Cycleworks
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Lineseeker

Larry Blake
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Brown

Phil
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Boi

Ron
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Boston

Bill
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Hollands

John
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Brown

Dale
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Celmins

Michael
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Chance

Chris
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Confente

Mario
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Cuevas

Francesco
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Della Santa

Roland
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Diamond

Greg
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Dinucci

Mark
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Eisentraut

Albert
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Erickson

Glenn
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Fattic

Doug
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Franklin Frames

Jack Trumbull
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ROMIC

Ray Gasiorowski
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Gilmour

Andy
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Gordon

Bruce
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Exxon

Graftek
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Griffon

Jim Holly
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Davidson

Bill
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Gulbransen

Corky
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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson was a true Renaissance man. A top local racer in the 1970s, he made custom bicycle frames and components and frames for himself and others. He also was a highly skilled and in-demand machinist with a wide variety of projects, but he always retained a love for bicycling.

Isaac

Tim
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Jansen

R.T.
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Johnson

Peter
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Tom Kellog

Spectrum
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Kvale

Chris
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Laing

Colin
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Langhy

Stephen
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Lippy

Keith
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Lyon

Jeff
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Martin

Charles
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Melton

Mike
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Merz

Jim
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Nobilette

Mark
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Osell

Terry
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Ouellette

Peter
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O.T.B.

Charlie Hamburger
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Paisley

Scott
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Pauley

Chris
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Peckham

Frank
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Porter

Dave
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Redcay

Jim
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Saturn

John Padgett
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Smolenski

Randy
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Serotta

Ben
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Silk Hope

McLean Fonvielle

Stump

Art
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Teledyne

Titan
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Tesch

Dave
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Veloce

John Stinsman

Avocet, BioCam, Hi-E, Chris King, Pino Moroni, Weyless, Phil Wood & more

 

Avocet

Saddles, cranks, hubs, pedals, seat posts, headsets, etc. Designed in the USA

Hi-E Engineering

Eccentric but compelling hubs, pedals, rims & frames.

Pino Morroni

Components, frames & exotica