i live in Tucson and i ride a LaBan i purchased at a consignment shop here in town. as i rode it around town i learned more about rick laban. apparently he made ~100 bikes. my serial number is 54. originally he started building in the back of fair wheel bikes,and uberspandex dork centrum here, and rented someone's garage. i've heard from another bike builder in town that he now makes jewelry in sta fe, nm.
the bike i own is really really great. the whole group is durace and it's totally smooth. for me the geometry, which is a 54 is just perfect. the bike turns heads all the time because of it's beautiful lines and unique features.
do you ride one?