John Caletti is a custom bicycle frame builder based in Santa Cruz, CA. He creates unique bicycles hand-tailored for passionate riders. John began building frames professionally in 2004. He is known for building titanium and steel road and cyclocross bikes with clean, modern designs and impeccable welds. He has also been a forerunner in the Adventure Road Bike / Gravel Grinder evolution.
In 2011 John launched Team Caletti to provide race intensity feedback on his cyclocross bikes. The team is made up of a great group of fun-loving fast racers.
John takes building bikes seriously, as well as the way he runs his company. Protecting the environment is a core value of Caletti Cycles. Beyond making bikes that inspire people to ride more and drive less, Caletti Cycles is a member of 1% for the Planet—donating 1% of sales to groups working to preserve and protect our environment.
Caletti Cycles, Inc
104 High Road
Santa Cruz, CA USA 95060
+1 (831) 426-0575
2016 marks our 24th year in business. We’d like to thank all our customers for supporting us over the years. Loretta and I feel very fortunate to be able to make a living doing what we love and surrounding ourselves with people that share our passion for cycling.
We have built our reputation on our customer centered design process, 5 star customer service and uncompromising craftsmanship. Over the last 24 years we’ve built somewhere in the neighborhood of 4000 frames. Refining both our skill at the bench as well as developing an understanding of how to design each bike/frame to meet the customer’s needs and expectations.
New program offers elite builders highest quality materials with special pricing, quicker fulfillment, and unmatched customer service
Rocklin, CA (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) — Nova Cycles Supply, the leading supplier of cycle frame building materials in North America, is pleased to announce a new “Pro Builder” program in partnership with Columbus/Gruppo SpA. Effective immediately, professional framebuilders will have the opportunity to purchase Columbus materials through Nova Cycles and receive special “pro” pricing, fast delivery times, and the unparalleled customer service that Nova is known for.
“We’re extremely excited to better serve pro builders through our new partnership with Columbus,” says Lon Kennedy, Vice President of Nova Cycles Supply Inc. “These elite customers have very specific needs and we are committed to offering them the best experience possible. This includes giving them access to the industry’s finest materials at the best price possible, offering fast turn around time on orders, and delivering first rate customer service.”
NOVA Cycles is increasing their stock of Columbus materials and will be collaborating closely with professional builders to ensure a seemless ordering and fulfillment process.
“We are looking forward to actively supporting Nova’s Pro Builder program,” says Federico Stanzani, Columbus Brand Manager. ““At Columbus, we are fully committed to North American framebuilders experiencing the unmatched quality and innovation of Columbus products. Nova has been a great partner over the years, and their new Pro Program is a win-win for both companies”
In order to be eligible for Nova’s Pro Purchase program with Columbus, builders must meet certain qualifications and requirements. Interested builders can contact Lon Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-274-6682. Builders are also invited to visit Nova Cycles at NAHBS ~ Booth #300, where several new items will be on display including a 3D printed dropout sample.
About Nova Cycles Supply Inc.
Known as “The Framebuilder’s Source”, Nova Cycles Supply has been the dominant supplier of bicycle frame materials and parts in North America for over 30 years. Nova offers high-performance tubing from Columbus S.R.L. and Nova Custom Products to build the lightest, stiffest, and strongest performance cycle frames possible with the latest technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.cycle-frames.com.
About SMAK Strategies
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Motionless- end(Drop-out) PV
Introducing an evolution of the quick release interface and dropout design, the “Motionless-End”.
While close to 90 years have passed since Tullio Campagnolo’s invention of the quick release, improvements such as vertical dropouts and thru-axles have not been without their problems. The Motionless-End addresses these problems by:
• improving axle retention
• decreasing the necessary force for properly securing a hub or wheel
• maintaining the convenience of traditional quick release levers
Framebuilder with workshop/studio in Shibuya, Tokyo
Graduate of Tokyo College of Cycle Design
For more information or to set up and appointment or demonstration, please contact:
Life Bike: email@example.com
Rob English has built for me two custom steel bicycles, a road bike and a folding, packable 29er mountain bike. The road bike is my primary race bike, and built up with SRAM Red and carbon wheels it’s just over 14 lbs. I just received the mountain bike, and I intend to use it for my frequent travel to far away locales for mountain biking and rough stuff touring. It is built up with an Alfine 8 speed internal hub and has braze ons for mounting a rack.
My experience working with Rob has been absolutely incredible. He’s a serious, innovative, and smart Cambridge University trained engineer who has been working in the bike industry for years. He listens carefully to what the customer wants and needs, and nothing is “off the table.” I wanted my bikes to perform a certain way, to look a certain way, and to really represent custom solutions to my needs. In every case, Rob said, “let me think about how to do that,” and then he’d come back with an idea in a week or so. On my road bike, I wanted the monostay on the rear triangle to intersect the front triangle at a certain place to achieve a certain look; yeah, that’s a silly picky thing, but Rob’s attitude was, “no problem.” He thought he could do better in terms of weight and simplicity over S&S couplings for my packable bike, and his clever solution seems to succeed in spades. As another example, I didn’t want a twist shifter or a Shimano trigger for my Alfine hub; he custom built a mount for a Jtek lever.
But all that would be something like the minimum for a top custom builder. The other thing about Rob that, for me, sets him apart is that he rides bikes at about the highest level of any active frame builder (he routinely beats up on the Pro/1/2 field in Oregon, he’s three times the Oregon state time trial champion, he’s won the Cascade Creampuff, etc., etc.). When he’s racing he’s always thinking of ways to make equipment better, in real-world terms. I race bikes hard, and having a builder who tests his stuff as rigorously as I ever could was confidence inspiring.
If you want your bike to be the most ornately aesthetic thing on your block, well then there are certainly great builders for that, and I’d never dream of dissing their work. But if you’re like me and think that a bike is beautiful when it’s impossibly light and fast and functional for racing, then Rob’s creations are in my opinion unrivaled (but, of course, I bought two of them!). Am I a satisfied customer? You bet.
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At Magic Cycle Werks: “We Create Customized Handmade Excellence That Inspires Movement At Its Best.”
After a lifetime of cycling and wrenching for myself and others, frame building was the thing I wanted to do most. For nearly nine years now I have been doing just that, using my experience and vision to craft one off custom steel frames and complete bicycles. Come check us out at booth 641 and see for yourself how bicycles can be both beautiful and functional.
Co-Motion Cycles started simply: We built a few for ourselves and our friends, and found ourselves able to rise to the occasion when challenged by new ideas or problems. Not once have we stopped questioning the way things have always been done. While finding better ways to make our bicycles stand apart, we’ve learned more than we ever imagined, from designing new bicycle tubing to the intricacies of CNC machining and maintaining an amazing, and talented workforce.
These past 25 years have taught us the joy of coming to know the people most important to us: Our customers. From global tourists to Paralympic gold medalists to the child starting on the back of her parents’ tandem, and everybody who just wants a beautiful bike to ride; we thank you all so much. Our business has thrived only because you entrusted us to build you a great bike. We promise to you that we will make your next bike right here in Oregon with love, with pride and the care and attention to detail that you have come to expect, as always. We look forward to the next 25 years. It’s going to be a great ride!
Steve Potts has been called one of the best bicycle frame builders of the past 35 years. In fact, Steve is the only one of the original mountain bike pioneering Repack group of the late 1970s who still builds his own framesets. His refinement of steel and titanium tubing is legendary, as is evident by the collectors willing to pay thousands for a classic Steve Potts bicycle on eBay. Steve himself is a product of Marin County, California, birthplace of the modern mountain bike and the epicenter for innovation for nearly 20 years.
Today, Steve crafts his signature Road, Cyclocross and Mountain frames from grade-select titanium in his meticulous shop in Petaluma, California. Steve continues to make custom bikes and over the past years has been working with his sons to pass on his skills. We look forward to continuing our family tradition of making hand made bikes here in America.
Connor Wood Bicycles, embody simple, pure fun in the most unique way possible on two wheels. Experience the unbelievably smooth ride and the distinct look that an individually crafted, hand sculpted wood bicycle provides. See the bikes or see HOW they’re made.
STRONG– Steam bent, Kevlar reinforced and race tested
DURABLE – Protected with marine spar varnish
GREEN– Individually made from sustainable American hardwoods
BEAUTIFUL– Hand-sculpted ash and walnut woods
LOCAL– Made in Denver, CO USA
This wood mountain bike was featured at the 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle show after its racing success at the epic Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. Made from urban reclaimed lumber taken from Denver, CO this bike is a triumph of design and dedication. Outfitted with wood wheels and handlebars it sports a Rohloff 14 Speed Hub driven by a Gates Carbon Drive system, DT Swiss front fork and an FSA K-Force cockpit with Magura MT-8 brakes.
More on the Leadville Trail 100 success
Featured at the 2015 NAHBS in Louisville, KY was a bike built for one of Louisville’s signature brands, Louisville Slugger. This wood bicycle, built entirely from Slugger baseball bat billets, was a hit at the show and was a collective project between Connor and Slugger. Connor built the bike in Denver but it was branded and finished by Slugger in Louisville where it now resides at the Lousivlle Slugger Factory & Museum.
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Bringing fatness to cruising in the mountains.
The new Mountain Cruiser from Connor Wood Bicycles will let you roll over anything with style and grace.
Wide 2.8″ tires on 27.5″ plus (650+) rims give you huge tire volume and massive traction and look great paired with this strong Kevlar-reinforced American white ash wood frame. Great for rolling in and around town or take it to the mountains. Disc brakes and a single speed Gates Carbon Drive give it a minimalist drive train for the ultimate in simplicity. However you can easily add an internal gear hub or a wide-range 1x derailleur setup if you want to really take this to the trails. It’s ready when you are.
Make your Ti or Carbon bike Jealous.
Yes, it’s wood and it rides like a dream! This versatile all road bike can handle anything you throw at it and is as comfortable on pavement as it is on dirt trails or the CX race course.
Available in either black walnut or white ash. Additional reinforcements include a full carbon-fiber lined downtube (internally) along with Kevlar and carbon fiber laminates in the rear triangle. Full internal cable routing keeps the design clean and makes for easy portaging. The frame finished with marine spar varnish to keep it sealed from the elements so that it will remain beautiful to ride or look at for years. This bike is meant to be ridden and has an amazingly supple ride quality but it is also just stunningly beautiful.
Proving that this bike isn’t just a showpiece, one was used to complete the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race.