There are a lot of very talented bike makers here in the NYC area.
Here are a few articles about two of them.
Lynette Chiang writes the blog: galfromdownunder.blogspot.com.
Read more at here.
Here is a video she shot with the perfect opening quote: “You can never have too many bicycles.”
Then in Saturday’s (3/5/11) New York Times Blog, there is a story about John Henkle and his bike building company, Squarebuilt.
From City Room:
Like thousands of other New Yorkers, Jason Henkle throws a leg over a bicycle every day and pedals to work. Unlike most of his fellow riders, Mr. Henkle built his understated single-speed bike by hand.
Mr. Henkle is among a small group of dedicated New York cyclists who have begun building their own bicycle frames. Their hand-constructed cycles are often custom made for a tailored fit and sometimes include personal touches like the small metal pi symbol Mr. Henkle affixes to his machines.
â€œTheyâ€™re pi-cycles,â€ said Mr. Henkle, making the kind of pun befitting his job as a high school math teacher. He keeps two of his bikes in his living room and often spends his evenings and weekends in a tight storage room he has converted into a frame building shop in his apartment building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Read more here.