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Bilenky Cycle Works
NAHBS Booth: #937
Lugged stainless belt drive Rohloff, baby!

Tucked into an obscure corner of North Philadelphia, Bilenky creates world renowned custom bikes for touring, racing, hauling and more. Stephen Bilenky founded the company in 1983, and has built up a sterling reputation based on beautiful, well engineered machines ever since.

We specialize in steel, though we do make the occasional titanium frame. Each bike is built specifically for a customer- no two are alike.

We also specialize in S&S couplers- last time we checked, we’ve installed more than any other company. Almost ten thousand, in fact!

On a typical day we could be fillet brazing tandems, welding cargo bikes, cutting fancy lugs, planning the Philly Bike Expo, or setting up our infamous Junkyard Cyclocross. Nothing at BCW is normal, and we like it that way!

This year at NAHBS we’re offering an exciting special– order a bike at our booth this year, and we will display it at NAHBS 2014. So if you’ve always wanted to see your bike ogled and admired by the cycling aristocracy, now’s your chance. Just don’t all order triples– the booths aren’t that big!

Check us out at www.Bilenky.com

Award Winner:
Ephgrave Tribute Road (Award for: Best lugged frame):
We modeled these lugs after Ephgrave's rococo road racers. We fabricated the blanks and hand cut them with a jeweler's saw. It took one of our builders several weeks to carve them all.
Award Entries:
Ephgrave Tribute Road (Entry for: Best lugged frame):
We modeled these lugs after Ephgrave's rococo road racers. We fabricated the blanks and hand cut them with a jeweler's saw. It took one of our builders several weeks to carve them all.
WONDER WOMAN TRACK BIKE (Entry for: Best theme bike):
We built this tiny track frame for a cyclist in Upstate New York. When we contacted her to talk paint, she discovered that our painter is a fellow Wonder Woman fanatic-- and the rest is sparkly, reflective history. Dozens of hand cut stars, specially made Mylar decals, and bright components make this bike the loudest we've ever produced (so far!)