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    Pennsylvania based bike company

    Is there a mountain bike company that makes frames or other bike parts based out of Pennsylvania, or from PA? Just curious.

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    quite a few actually.

    here is one from philly:
    Engin Cycles

    nother from philly:
    http://www.bilenky.com/

    if you like you bike truly hand built (no powertools) here ya go:
    Oswald Cycle Works...custom bicycle frames handmade by Tom Oswald

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    EWR...if Kenn is still at it.

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    If I'm not mistaken, Kyle from Cycles Bikyle can build frames. Not sure if he's still at it or not. He's based in Philly though

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    Rich Adams, who works out of Around Town Bikes in Wilkes-Barre, has been doing some nice stuff in steel frames.

    Rich Adams | Mountain | Custom Bicycles & Frames

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    I would Love to get an EWR....Last I checked they were looking for a Frame Builder. I hope they found one. Their bikes are PURE PA!

    Never Knew about Rich Adams Bear, they're pretty sweet frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by max-a-mill View Post
    quite a few actually.

    here is one from philly:


    if you like you bike truly hand built (no powertools) here ya go:
    Oswald Cycle Works...custom bicycle frames handmade by Tom Oswald
    Wow Oswald makes some beautiful bikes..
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    Bilenky makes super nice stuff, and Rich Adams too. Are EWR frames still made by Bilenky?

    Someday I'll have a frame made by Bilenky or Rich Adams. I am thinking of waiting for my 40th birthday lol
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    I don't think Bilenky makes EWR anymore. I was going to get EWR to make me a Belt OWB 29er. But when I called to finalize an order, I was informed that Bilendy got busy and could not accomodate EWR anylonger.....and they were in the process of looking for a new Manufacturer. I haven't heard anything since then. But I'd still like a Belt EWR, I hope they get everything ironed out, I'll be ready again in a year or two.
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    I believe THICK is still making bikes out in Pittsburgh.
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    I don't think Thick Bikes makes custom bikes anymore. See below link:


    Thick Bikes - Custom Builds
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    I stand corrected. Been a while since I checked in on them. I saw Joe Williams of Williams American Cycles at the end of summer and he said he hasn't made a frame in a LONG time....
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    No, Chris at Thick isn't doing frames anymore.

    However, if you're looking in Pittsburgh, check out Maestro Frameworks: Maestro Frameworks, LLC | Custom Handbuilt Steel Bicycle Frames from Pittsburgh, PA

    Dude makes some nice stuff.
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    if anybody is 6'2" or taller, I will be selling my 29 EWR OWB XL. PM me here if interested. I live in the Philly area if anybody is interested in a test ride.
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    Sadly I'm 5' 10 Nothing.....
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    love my engins.....and in ti they are even sweeter!

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    How about Hubcap Cycles, from the Williamsport area (I think). They raffled off one of these at the inaugural Dirtfest and it was a thing of beauty. I always told myself that I would get a Hubcap built when I didn't know what to do with all my extra money.

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    Will any of these places modify an existing frame? I'm looking at having my vintage Columbus tubed roadie turned into a 700cX40 citybike along with the dropouts turned sliders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    Will any of these places modify an existing frame? I'm looking at having my vintage Columbus tubed roadie turned into a 700cX40 citybike along with the dropouts turned sliders.
    Maestro in Pittsburgh does repairs/modifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lampeterbiker View Post
    How about Hubcap Cycles, from the Williamsport area (I think). They raffled off one of these at the inaugural Dirtfest and it was a thing of beauty. I always told myself that I would get a Hubcap built when I didn't know what to do with all my extra money.
    Nice, im pretty close.

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    Hubcap is outta business according to their website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    Will any of these places modify an existing frame? I'm looking at having my vintage Columbus tubed roadie turned into a 700cX40 citybike along with the dropouts turned sliders.
    i am sure any of these guys would do that if you threw enough cash at them.

    but i'd bet those mods will cost more than you think and probably wouldn't be cost effective???

    only way to know would be to call around.

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    I'm going to call around this summer....might want to change my Fat Bike to an IGH with a Gates Belt. Will need to split the chainstay for that.
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    Anyone remember Bone Head Bicycles? I bought a Bone Head Horse sometime in the late 90s from the bike shop in Franklin, PA (I think), raced it for a few years, then traded it in at the bike shop in Grove City. I loved that bike...

    Think they were made in Freedonia (?)

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    I still have a Bone Head catalog around.... Dirt Rag reviewed their frame. Around the same time that Smorgasbord came about if I remember correctly. Alu...
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