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    Made In California!

    Hello! I am interested to know c&v made In california.
    I know...
    Confente los angeles
    Medici Los Angeles...
    but dont really know much.
    So i was wondering if possible to mention some framebuilders from California and a little history
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    Quote Originally Posted by CICLISMO_URBANO View Post
    Hello! I am interested to know c&v made In california.
    I know...
    Confente los angeles
    Medici Los Angeles...
    but dont really know much.
    So i was wondering if possible to mention some framebuilders from California and a little history
    Brian Baylis did and does.
    Mike Howard, did Medici, doing Wizard again
    Masi did in Carlsbad, then Rancho Sante Fe then San Marcos
    Rob Roberson still does from time to time.
    Ed Litton
    just a partial list.

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    http://townsendcycles.blogspot.com/

    forgot him, I should not.

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    Bill Holland, paint by Joe Bell, circa 1987

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    Quote Originally Posted by repechage View Post
    Brian Baylis did and does.
    Mike Howard, did Medici, doing Wizard again
    Masi did in Carlsbad, then Rancho Sante Fe then San Marcos
    Rob Roberson still does from time to time.
    Ed Litton
    just a partial list.
    Also in the Masi clan one may find Ted Kirkbride.

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    Albert Eisentraut
    Bernie Mikkelsen
    Paul Sadoff
    Brent Steelman
    Steve Potts
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    Cooler than Confente, Peter Johnson.

    http://www.velo-retro.com/peterjohnson.html

    Where I would put my money if I had any.

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    don't forget joe bell.

    dan cunningham. fraser cycles.

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    Joe Starck for a time

    Tom Ritchey still.

    http://www.sandiegocustombicycleshow.com/

    look at the last exhibitors, a bunch from California

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    btw, there is a tesch bike for sale at pedal pushing in san diego. it looks about 52cm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illwafer View Post
    don't forget joe bell.

    dan cunningham. fraser cycles.
    Joe Bell paints, Rob Roberson does the torch work and builds, but not too many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis View Post
    Cooler than Confente, Peter Johnson.

    http://www.velo-retro.com/peterjohnson.html

    Where I would put my money if I had any.
    ...and he built it when he was 18!

    At 18, I was welding shock towers back together.

    That is an incredible frameset!!!

    Where's Drillium Dude. There's a lot to gawk at in those pics.

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    Paul Taylor used to be based out of Mill Valley near San Francisco up until a few years ago. So I guess one of his bikes from a few years ago would be made in California. I've had two now:





    -Collin-

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    Quote Originally Posted by shnibop View Post
    Bill Holland, paint by Joe Bell, circa 1987

    'Scuse me while I mop the drool off the floor.
    Jeff Wills

    All my bikes.

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    ...and with all these names you guys are still just scratching the tip of the iceberg (to mix metaphors)...more were in NorCal than SoCal (maybe because of the Eisentraut training ground and the Mtn. Bike scene in Marin), but there are still many not yet named. I'll let some others have at it before filling in...

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    I never considered it but riding a Cali built bike would be cool. I wish I could fill in this list but I have nonidea. Anyone have one in a 62?

    Wait, what bout Allan Wanta?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shnibop View Post




    Bill Holland, paint by Joe Bell, circa 1987
    Loving the bike, where did you pick that up?

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    OK, in addition to all the Worthies that have been noted, I'll add a few from memory (I'm sure there are more but they will have to drift up from deep memory or I'll have to dig thru my bookmarks!)
    John Kari
    Dale Saso
    Mike Celmins
    Greg Diamond
    John Sencak (Wolf Cycles)
    Sam Cotton
    David Ybarrola (Persechini)
    Jeff Lyon (migrated to Oregon)
    Joe Breeze
    John Murphy (Columbine)
    and if you stretch the concept a little, since he apprenticed with Eisentraut so did at least his early work in Cali:
    Mark Nobilette
    and if you really stretch and include Reno as an honorary California suburb :
    Roland Della Santa
    whoops, just thought of a couple more:
    Chris Kelly (in Oakland, or was it Nevada City?)
    The Sycip Bros. (Sonoma County)
    Steve Rex (of course!)
    Scot Nicol
    John Castellano
    Ross Shafer
    Rick Hunter
    Last edited by unworthy1; 01-23-11 at 12:50 PM.

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    Anyone have any experience with the Wanta frames? Seems like a really great guy.

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    Nice nice thanx for the info were putting names here but anyone has their specific hometown location??

    Love brian baylis frames... The lugs are awesome!!!
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    http://thebicyclemasters.blogspot.co...lmo-nuovo.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    'Scuse me while I mop the drool off the floor.
    This is the one that makes me light headed.


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    Does Rolan Della Santa count???? (he is very very close to california)
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe englert View Post
    Does Rolan Della Santa count???? (he is very very close to california)
    Nope.

    Nice bike though, other than the stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CICLISMO_URBANO View Post
    Nice nice thanx for the info were putting names here but anyone has their specific hometown location??

    Love brian baylis frames... The lugs are awesome!!!
    Time for you to follow the links and or do some searching on your own. It is not that hard, especially with names. No fault that you don't know them, now you have some info, work it.

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