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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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    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.

    Steve

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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
    tell me of your homeworld .....usul

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    you will find many ex. of his work on the web ,really hard to beat for craftsmanship and beauty imho
    Quote Originally Posted by kvnmuadib View Post
    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
    tell me of your homeworld .....usul

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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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