WHY 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
We 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.
Steel is currently 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 titanium bikes are available in all categories and are made with as much domestic CWSR titanium as possible. All titanium bikes are finished with a media that produces two types of finish. Satin or "rough". The rough finish is the darker gray color that is more of a peened finish. The satin finish is just that and can be touched up over the years with a scotch brite pad. The titanium bikes also include two types of decal options. Etched or stickers. While the etched is classy they do not add any color to the bike. The stickers will allow for a wide range of colors and a bit of personality to the bike. The weight of the titanium bikes differ per person but on a whole they are 25-30% lighter than a similar bike that would be made out of steel.