Stinner Frameworks making American Bikes Again!

Stinner Bikes

When Jane Faulkner, a UCSB librarian and former competitive cyclist, bought her first bike from Goleta-based Stinner Frameworks ​— ​one of the first made for a paying customer ​— ​she was supporting her local builder. By the time she bought her third, she was supporting an internationally recognized brand. This became evident to her last summer as she and her husband, Kim Bleth, sipped coffee at a café in the popular road cycling destination of Girona, Spain, and a group of admirers began to crowd around her bike. It turned out those oglers were from Singapore, where their shop had just begun selling Stinner bikes.

The burgeoning success of Stinner Frameworks was something I had noticed closer to home. As I began to see more and more of their machines invading Santa Barbara trails and roads, I couldn’t help but wonder what accounted for the company’s popularity.

Sure, I’d heard superlatives about the bikes from owners, but there are plenty of talented bicycle fabricators who never make the leap from part-time hobbyist to full-time business operator…

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Thomas Lemarche a fabricator for Stinner Bikes

Hey Tom!

Merckx Monday: With a little bit of help from our friends!

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Anybody know where this image is from?

Here is the photo flip flopped!

Building a custom Red Hook Crit race bike for Juliet Elliott!

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After working with Charge Bikes for as long as I remember (8 years maybe?), last year we decided to part ways as our paths had diverged to such an extent that it didn’t make sense to continue. Charge were my first bike sponsor and I’ll forever be grateful to them for supporting me and being so fun to work with but with me increasingly riding carbon road bikes, full suspension mountain bikes and track bikes, none of which they make, it was time to move on.

So this year, I wasn’t sure what bike I was going to race on at the the Red Hook Crit as for the first time I was free to ride anything I wanted. I’ve had several offers from teams I would genuinely really love to be a part of but with ASSOS being my priority these days, I had to turn them down as I’d never be able to wear a team skinsuit rather than my ASSOS one.

Enter Hartley Cycles!

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I’m really looking forward to seeing the completion of this project!

Two living legends…who I <3 very much!

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We have Bailey from Comrade Cycles in Chicago, and my personal favorite Instagram Super Star J. Bené Romanceür!!!

Such a rad photo!

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