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Winter is here

Winter is settling in and I have not updated the website in quite some time.  Here are some pictures from this years projects.

Custom wheel build

Custom wheel build

chicago monark

bike cad

custom bike build

frame tacked

front triangle tacked

frame jigged up

frame jigged up
custom build clean up

custom build clean up

Detroit bikes

Home Work

July 17, 2013 Posted by admin in bikes

Wheelman Truck

The boys and I got to test ride three of Coker Cycle Company's Wheelman truck bicycles this weekend.  It's 36" wheel takes some getting use to but once you make a few turns the wheelman trucks are a blast.  Our posse hit the streets in style and it only took a block before a unsanctioned race broke out, and yes these bad boys freewheel.  Helmet highly recommended.

Wheelman truck

Wheelman truck


In The Rack... or on car jacks

We recently finished repairs on a pair of pedi cabs.  Not often we need car jacks and stands to do bike repairs but they were slightly to large for out traditional bicycle stand.  Not the easiest repair considering the shop is slightly over 300 sq ft but the test rides were a blast. image

The "other" guys...


Detroit Bikes - A-Type review

For the past two years I have been working with Detroit Bikes to design and build an affordable bicycle made here in the motor city.  Here is a review of the A-type  that will go into full production in July.


Detroit Bikes launches web store

Detroit bikes is now live and taking online pre orders.

We build a bike for people who haven’t forgotten how to ride one, and by that we mean everyone. We build it in a city with manufacturing expertise and deep traditions that include bicycle production, touring, recreational riding, commuting & racing. The prototype was constructed in a coach house off Woodward Avenue, a couple of blocks from where Henry Ford once lived. We manufacture every frame at our factory in West Detroit. We weld them here. We paint, assemble and package them here.

Detroit bikes Type A

Detroit Bikes Type A


Bicycle Events.


The Detroit Creative Corridor DC3 Gallery presents an exhibit of art and design related to bicycles and bicycle culture in Detroit.  Opens Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Hub of Detroit

WINTER BIKE-A-THON Starts: 12:00 am Ends: January 7, 2013 - 12:00 am Location: The Cass Corridor

" Hey ya'll, We are going to be biking to raise money for Back Alley Bikes. Some folks are riding for just a bit, some are riding 50 miles and others are trying to go 100 miles! We are going to do it all in the bitter cold. So help us out! Make a flat donation, pledge by mile or come cheer us on! More info at "


Anatomy of a Detroit Bike

BicycleIt has been a busy year for Detroit Bikes, setting up a factory on Detroit's west side all while keeping up production to get the bikes finalized for a spring launch.

March 1st is the anticipated launch of the website, at which time orders can be placed.  The Detroit Bikes bicycle is a basic commuter style with a relaxed  upright geometry for comfort. It is combined with a slightly shorter  wheelbase for quicker response and extra maneuverability.  Made from .035" walled 4130 chromoly steel, the frame is extremely light and strong, which is an extra bonus if you have to lug it up a flight of stairs.

The front fork was designed to have a slight industrial look by using flat plate mild steel for the bridges and dropouts, combined with true temper  chromoly tubing with a mild bend to help absorb vibration on rough roads.  The bike is made to be simplistic and appeal to the average consumer who is looking to get from point A to point B. The bicycle comes with a nexus 3 speed coaster break hub that is easily adjustable, eliminating  the need to know the inner workings of a derailleur system for proper shifting.

bicycle rackThe Bicycle is designed, tig welded, and assembled in the city of Detroit and will make its debut in local bike shops soon. Standard sized parts (ie bottom bracket size head tube and fork steer sizes)  are used to allow for easy aftermarket upgrades.  Currently the frame, fork,  rear rack, chain guard, and fender stays are made at Detroit Bikes.    The frames are all powder coated, providing a very durable finish to the steel.  Powder coating is done on site under tightly regulated conditions to provide optimum finish and longevity of the bicycle's frame.  As production increases and manufacturing techniques improve, more parts will be created in house or sourced locally.

Keep up with Detroit Bikes via Facebook for updates and order information or at  that will be up and running on March 1st.


Detroit Bikes

Here are some forks that we have cooked up over at Detroit Bikes in the 18 foot easy bake oven!


Vintage Bicycle License Plate

Here is doug's Vintage Detroit bicycle license plate.

Bicycle registration.

Thunderdrome 2012

Mark your calendar DORAIS VELODROME: JUNE 30TH, 2012 Thunderdrome logo


In the rack 5-25

Currently in the rack is Detroit bikes prototype #4 ready for parts.


Made in Detroit.


Detroit Bike City

Heading down to the swap meet this weekend.



Check out the folks over at goCRUSIERgo they make hand-made custom stretched beach cruisers and accessories here in Metro Detroit.  Contact Stacy at

check their Facebook page for more info.


info from their web store.

Stretched Beach Cruiser including custom hand built frame designed and made by goCRUISERgo.

Made-to-order custom built stretched beach cruiser (photos are an example of a previously sold bike). All of our frames are hand built on a frame jib to ensure straightness. Customizations for this model ("Herman") include molded sheet metal detailing hand hammered on a form, wheels, tires, seat, grips, upgraded chain, customized handle bars and hand built frame by goCRUISERgo.

Additional/less customizations as well as a frame only (unpainted) options are available, please inquire. (pricing may vary)

Local pick-up available (Metro Detroit, MI Area). Shipping costs may vary depending on location.

Please do not hesitate to message us for additional information and or details.

Thank you for your interest -

Todd and Stacy goCRUISERgo

check their Facebook page for more info.


Detroit Scraps Light rail.

Rapid bus system. Is this what south east Michigan needs?

via craig fable show Facebook


Detroit 874

Just received my pair of Limited edition Detroit 874 pants from Dickies!