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I was wondering what bicycling company's are in the SF Bay area?

As far as I know:
SOMA
WTB
IRD
Marin

Any others?
 

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Geographically speaking...

diiulio said:
I was wondering what bicycling company's are in the SF Bay area?

As far as I know:
SOMA
WTB
IRD
Marin

Any others?
I guess Santa Cruz isn't technically in the Bay area proper, but you could spit and hit it.
 

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I bought a bike from Gary Fisher up there in Marin when I lived there...

Of course that was the 80's. He has probably been integrated into the borg by now...
 

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Soulcraft, Petaluma, CA
Ventana, Rancho Cordova, CA
 

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If you want to include old school builders there's Otis Guy in Fairfax:

http://www.otisguycycles.com

Bernie Mikkelsen in Alameda:

http://www.mikkelsenframes.com

Ed Litton in Point Richmond:

http://www.littoncycles.com/

And Eisentraut in Oakland (still I think, not by Albert but his son(s) maybe):

http://www.eisentraut.com

I don't know much about Chris Zanotti in Fremont:

http://www.zanotticycles.com

Not for technical off road, but Bruce Gordon in Petaluma:

http://www.bgcycles.com

If we can we count southerly locations there's Rock Lobster in Santa Cruz, Kestrel in Watsonville, and Calfee in Scotts Valley makes a CX bike. Can Bontrager still be considered from Santa Cruz?

I've probably missed a bunch. I also assume the original post was in regard to places associated with mountain bikes. If you wanted to include any kind of bike, the list would get even longer with such interesting builders like Richard DiGennaro at Solo Velo in Albany:

http://www.angelfire.com/ca6/solovelo/

I suppose professional level wheelbuilds don't exactly make a 'bicycle company' but there's also Steve Gravenites at Gravy Wheels in San Anselmo:

http://www.gravywheels.net

ps Technically I think I'd call Wrench Science/Medina Cycles a custom bike assembler (admittedly with a stunning amount of eye candy lying around)
 

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Oh, come on, there's so much more

like:
Hunter Cycles, Rock Lobster Cycles, Kestrel, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz area)
Specialized (Gilroy?)
Calfee Design (La Selva Beach not sure where that is but the zip code is nearby...)
Steelman (Redwood City)
Kelly Bike just moved from East Bay but still in Nor Cal (Nevada City?)
Phil Wood (San Jose)
Jericho (Berkeley?)
Castellano Designs (Berkeley?)
Bruce Gordon Bicycles (Petaluma)
Wheelsmith (Palo Alto)
mtbr.com (Los Gatos?)

Now, if we're gonna put bike shops like Wrench Science on here, the list is gonna be a lot longer...
 

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I like this one alot! Very handsome bike...

dirtpaws said:
Momo Velo in Berkeley.

They create custom builds based on naked Surly frames.

Nice old school European looking builds.

 

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I never would have thought there were so many companies in this area! I was looking for more of manuf./fabricators, so they are all basically what I am looking for.
This list is great thanks alot, and keep 'em coming if you've got more.
Thanks.
 
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