Monday, July 20, 2009

The Discipline of Steel

Dan Polito builds bicycle frames by hand out of steel, right here in Cleveland, Ohio. Who knew? Well, you did, if you've been following this blog and our coverage of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Many more people around the world know it as well, after Dan won the Best of Show Award. Now the readers of Cleveland Scene magazine know it. You can read the profile of Dan and the growth of his local business Cicli Polito here.

My favorite part of the article is Dan's way of comparing the different bike frame materials: "An aluminum bike is like riding a two-by-four. Riding a carbon fiber bike feels like paddling a kayak in the water. A steel bike feels like the road."

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