Other frame-builders and bike shops in Central Colorado
Don McClung, Owner, Backyard Bicycle Company
Don is a local legend in the Salida cycling crowd; his single-speed, 29" wheel bikes are known for their distinctive antique appearance, based on the style of bicycles from the early nineteen hundreds -- but get them on a single track trail in the mountains of Central Colorado, and they really rip.
Don gravitated to single-speed bikes when he noticed, "Everything was continually wearing out on my geared bike. Unfortunately, mass-marketed bikes are designed to ensure constant maintenance; in fact, the true spirit of riding has become lost in a marketing jungle. There's too much equipment on the bike and the rider never really learns how to ride the bike by himself or herself."
By opting to ride -- and subsequently build -- only single-speed bikes, Don got back to the pure simplicity of mountain biking, and has been a deciding influence on the trend in this region. You can reach the Backyard Bicycle Company at 1-719-539-7146.