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Old 01-22-11, 04:47 PM
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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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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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https://townsendcycles.blogspot.com/

forgot him, I should not.
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Dave Tesch

Dave Moulton for a bit

Bruce Gordon

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Bill Holland, paint by Joe Bell, circa 1987
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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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Old 01-22-11, 07:34 PM
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Cooler than Confente, Peter Johnson.

https://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.

https://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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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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Originally Posted by Otis View Post
Cooler than Confente, Peter Johnson.

https://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:





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

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

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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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'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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Does Rolan Della Santa count???? (he is very very close to california)
Nope.

Nice bike though, other than the stem.
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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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