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DeSalvo Custom Cycles
Mike DeSalvo
Ashland, Oregon

From The Show Catalog: DeSalvo Custom Cycles is a small framebuilding company located in Ashland, OR, currently producing roughly 150 frames per year. Every frame is made to order with the future owner in mind. We enjoy creating a bike that fits the owners style and taste and has a good frame fit."

"Mike DeSalvo ... has a long history in the bike business, starting as a teenage mechanic, enthusiastic about cycling. He continued working in various shops until he started teaching at United Bicycle Institute, where he taught mechanic's course and framebuilding classes for several years." "DeSalvo continues to personally see each frameset through the design, tube mitering, welding, brazing, and final prep phases. The only step not performed in-house is the powder coating, which is done by Spectrum Powder Works in Colorado."

Exclusive to The Fixed Gear Gallery by Bill Palladino.

Mike DeSalvo Mike builds both steel and titanium bikes. About 30% are fixed gear and single speed. Heís another builder that learned at the UBI frame building school, and went on to teach there too.

He loves building fixed gear bikes because the simplicity of form they represent.

Mike: "A lot of itís the enjoyment. I enjoy the process and I enjoy the machines, itís pretty gratifying to build them up."

And just to show....that not all "show" bikes are unaffordable, Mike says the black bike is $1,650 complete. Check it out.