37 years ago, Philadelphia, PA….. I assembled Rollfast, Varsity’s and Sting Ray Crates, On the other side of town was a shop that carried British, French, Spanish, Italian IMPORTED bikes And their frame tubes whispered, “FIVE – THREE – ONE” Campagnolo was spoken there, so I went and listened Lug edges delighted my eyes; stories of men wielding torches and files grabbed my imagination Saw my first Masi, Eisentraut and Gordon Man, I’ve got to build frames like that
Our saga begins in 1983, Bilenky Cycle Works started as Sterling Cycle Co. with the introduction of the Metro 5, a British roadster-inspired commuter bike featuring a Reynolds 531 lugged frame and Sturmey-Archer alloy internal five-speed hub. In more than three decades, I’ve honed my craft, gained a depth of experience and trained many talented frame builders, painters and mechanics.
For 2008, I’d like to dedicate our 25th year in bicycle building to my family, past and present employees and customers who have made our existence possible. We’ve assembled a team with the breadth of skills, design experience and industry knowledge, and desire and vision to create the handcrafted bike of your dreams.