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Old 09-04-12, 05:10 PM   #1
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Looking for custom bicycle builder in NJ area

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I'm going to ask this question here to start with.

I am interested in a custom made bicycle. I live in NJ and would like to visit a custom shop to get a proper evaluation of my needs and a fitting if I decide to go forward. I've seen many great shops in the western US. Can someone guide me to a custom bicycle builder near me? Recommendations? I am looking for a steel road bike for regular use including long distance (non-racing) rides.

Thanks for any help.

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Old 09-04-12, 05:29 PM   #2
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You might want to check into Bilenky in Philly!
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Bikeschool.com > resources .. has a long list of framebuilders ,
some are graduates of their framebuilding courses .
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Yep. Bilenky Cycle Works

There's also Engin Cyles in Philly, Oswald Cycle Works in Mansfield, and Spectrum Cycles (Tom Kellogg) in Breinigsville.
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there are lots of custom builders near NJ. What kind of bike are you interested in?
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Thanks for the information. I'm looking for a bike that can be used for light touring, long rides, commuting, and other non-racing rides. The touring I do is inn-to-inn (no camping), but I do use a set of rear panniers. I'd like a bike that is lightweight and responsive enough to use without the rack and panniers for club rides, yet strong enough to take on a 10 day trip. I need a bike that fits perfectly.

I think I'll visit Spectrum Cysles and Bilenky.

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local frame builders to nj

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You might want to check into Bilenky in Philly!
hi , if you are looking for a lifetime frame that will never decrease in value(it will cost you but probably still favorable compared too high end crabon) try peter weigle in I believe lyme conneticut
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you will find many ex. of his work on the web ,really hard to beat for craftsmanship and beauty imho
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Try Cedarboro Cycles, a 1 man operation near Reading. HE does the frame, a local shop does the assembly.
http://www.cedarborocycles.com/

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There's also Peter Dreesens in Schwenksville, PA.
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There is some video for Weigle on Youtube. Does sound like a good fit at the upper end.
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