Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Bikes: Custom S&S coupled cross bike and a custom S&S coupled 29er single speed
I have two custom built Bilenkey S&S coupled bicycles and one coupled retrofit Trek, also by Bilenky. They are very professional, and in my experience, responsive and communicative. I can understand the desire to work with someone close enough to drive to and talk face to face, but Bilenky truly knows what they are doing. I am very satisfied with all the work they have done for me and unhesitatingly recommend their craftsmanship and their product.
The sandsmachine.com website does refernce a lot of frame builders. You can likely find one closer, but I would not be put off by the location of the builder if their experience and reputation are solid.