This blog was created to archive all the bicycles that my father Dan and myself, Tomas have rebuilt, reconditioned, and have customized within the last two years. What started out as a small interest in simple single speed conversions flourished into a thriving hobby we recently decided to call “Ectypebikes”.
Our operation is based out of Elgin, Il but the majority of our sales are in Chicago. We sell to bicycle commuters, recreationalists, and enthusiasts. We have an obvious inclination towards single speed conversions but we try to bring what we see as the best out of each bicycle.
Rebuilding and selling bicycles has taught us a lot about the culture encompassing recreational, performance, and utilitarian purposes. We’ve built countless bicycles with a focus on functionality and safety as well as affordability, attractiveness and fun! Albeit, we do not consider what we do as a business per se, we do have a strong list of satisfied clients and look forward to help others onto the saddle.
Thank you for viewing this blog and ride safely!