Before there were frames, there was a moth attack. Or at least a moth infestation one morning in the Los Angeles kitchen of Megan Dean. It was one of those situations where one could either get annoyed or motivated, and Megan choose the latter. Launching Moth Attack after perfecting her skills with master frame builder Koichi Yamaguchi, she now applies this knowledge to lugged and fillet brazed steel frame sets. Each one custom made with purpose, fit and love in mind. When not fabricating frames, Megan is often track racing, road riding, or working part time at the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition. Being immersed in bicycles all day in multiple ways translates into an omniscient approach to building that is reflected in every detail of her finished work. Megan’s break from the cycling world is spent with her big dogs that share her love of the artesian life and a good walk.
Moth Attack will be one of the custom frame builders that will lead the educational booth. Click here for more details!
Nick Giannini’s art doesn’t make some bold statement about culture or society and he wouldn’t begin to tell the viewer how they should interpret his art. His work doesn’t explore the hidden realms of the human psyche or dictate his views of our world. Instead, Nick offers a fun house of images that melt the real with the surreal making ludicrous, intriguing, and abstract art. Nothing is what it seems in his absurd world – an elephant is not just an elephant; a city is more than just a city. The goal is to have the viewer experience their own interpretation of Nick’s artistic frenzy, to find a piece of themselves in his work and use his characters and landscapes to spark their own imagination and creativity. Nick is not one to dip his paintbrush in emotions and splatter it on a canvas, but rather to paint surreal concepts to stimulate the viewers.
All the marketing hype in the world won’t make a poorly designed bike handle well. Likewise, all the 3-D modeling software and metalworking technology in the world won’t amount to much unless the people directing it are serious about building truly great bicycles.
Call us misguided, but at Santa Cruz Bicycles we believe that to build a good bike, you have to first really love riding bikes. That’s an asset we have in spades here. Our engineers are mighty good at working Pro/E, but they are riders first and foremost. Our builders can rail dirt better than most. Our painter can catch more air than you can. Our sales office is filled with bikes that get ridden every day. From the people packing bikes into boxes to the owner of the company, our main obsession and our common bond is riding.
Ranging from our sophisticated VPP downhill weaponry to the Spartan simplicity of our new cyclocross frame, the bikes in this catalog are the bikes that we ride. They reflect our passion for riding, and they stand as a testament to our ongoing desire to make our rides better. We’re damn proud of them, and we hope you like riding them as much as we do.
In Buddhist philosophy, the Shishin are the Guardians of the Four Directions. As a whole, they protect the entirety of the globe. Born from Audiopharmacy Prescriptions (SF based Intl. Music/Art Collective,) Shishin Apparel strives to unite world perspectives, interweaving the influence of ancient indigenous cultures with present inner-city life through poetic fashion.
Tireless Hearts is an upcycled cycling goods outfit from right here in the Bay Area. The flagship product is an individually handcrafted charm made from reclaimed inner tube rubber and carefully selected small hardware. These little pendants were soon joined by other bicycle-based jewelry designs, and now I make everything from lovely and delicate plum-blossom earrings to rough and tough pet collars – all artfully fasioned with materials reclaimed from Bay Area bike shops.
The 4th Annual SF Bike Expo is designed to take you back in time from when you first started riding a bike to the latest in offerings from bicycle companies to gravity defying feats of fearless riders to customs to classics. It gives exposure to small companies, provides competitions for kids, allows non-profits to deliver key messages and for many …. it is their start into the world of cycling. Keep it simple! You may start on BMX and end up on road bike. Its all about the bike and the people that ride them.
This year’s expo will be on November 12th & 13th at the historical Cow Palace. We are going into our 4th year of the event. Last year we had nearly 5000 attendees in one day and we are projecting 7000 as we are moving to a two-day format. The SF Bike Expo is structured around various events that provide interaction, demonstrations and competition. The planned events are:
Marin Factory Store Party – Meet Andrew Taylor, Greg Watts, Cameron McCaul, Tyler McCaul, Cam Zink and a handful of international riders. Free beer and pizza provide by Marin Bikes 1090 Folsom St. SF, CA.