MissionWHY CHOOSE ENGIN CYCLES?
A love of the bicycle is at the heart and soul of Engin Cycles. Our mission is to build bicycles that appeal to people both as a work of craft and as a machine that can be ridden and ridden often. Thanks for visiting the site and we hope you like what you see.
Each bicycle is built one at a time with a specific rider in mind. People are different, so each frame is different. Design, fit, tubes, construction method and aesthetics are all taken into consideration when building your bicycle.
If you choose to have us build your new bicycle, our passion for the craft and sport will be apparent in every detail...and you will have the pleasure of riding a bicycle unique to you.
Drew Guldalian, Builder and Designer
ConstructionWe are not limited to any one form of construction. We TIG weld, fillet braze and custom make lugs. If you browse our gallery, you will see that this versatility allows us to mix all of the joining methods in one bicycle and enables us to utilize different types of construction to our and your advantage. We feel our process is strong and effective and always takes you, the end user, into consideration.
MaterialsSteel is our primary material of choice. It allows almost limitless design and has a great ride quality that is used as the benchmark for all other materials. The current tubing being made for bicycles is at an all time high for quality and strength to weight ratio. We use tubing from True Temper, Reynolds, Dedacciai, Columbus and other aircraft quality material. There is no one magic tubeset and each bike can have tubes from one or all the above manufacturers. The process of designing the bike includes using the correct tubing diameter, butt profile and gauge, the end goal is a lifetime frame that is made light and strong.
The use of stainless tubing (now KVA Stainless) is available but requires the lugs made from scratch. It is our signature design and we are very proud of the fact that this bicycle has won "Best Off Road" twice at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (2008 and 2010).
We are currently working with KVA Stainless to eventually offer a completely stainless MTB. The goal is to have the project complete by the end of 2011.