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When we started Co-Motion Cycles in 1988 we gave a lot of thought to the name and purpose of our company. “Co-Motion” can mean a lot of things, but what our name means to us is the unique relationship between people and their bicycles: Our bicycles. We want to make this bond between you and your machine stronger. By designing and building bicycles of substance, we’re working hard to help you develop that spirit of teamwork whether your Co-Motion is a tandem, road bike, travel or touring bike, or a custom Co-Motion built just for you.
In November 2000 we moved into the beautiful new building pictured below, designed specifically for the production of handmade bicycles. If you ever find yourself in our area, please give us a call and stop by the facility. We’d love to show you why we think ths is the best framebuilding shop in the country.
Back in 1988 we didn’t give much thought to the idea that we were starting a company that would be going strong in 25 years. In our mid 20’s, we were less possessed by vision than with audacity. We knew we had some good ideas, and we had the audacity to try them. Although it didn’t occur to us at the time, being able to work an exhausting schedule for no pay was about the only real asset we had to invest.
Looking back over Co-Motion Cycles’ first 25 years, we feel truly honored to be entrusted to do what we love to do. Not only is it a privilege to create the bicycles that become part of our customers’ lives, but also it is a real pleasure to see where our bicycles have taken you. Like proud parents, we feel like a part of us joins you on every journey your Co-Motion takes.
A cross-continental tour. A small child’s first ride on a tandem with her mother builds the bond they share. A paralympic athlete’s triumph. A young racer making it to the pro ranks. Disability disappears and freedom is reborn on the back of a tandem. Couples reconnecting by pedaling together. A new resolve to cycle to work every day. When injury, health or physiology makes bicycles unrideable, we make cycling possible with exceptional custom bicycles, bringing joy and freedom to new and renewed cyclists.
Thank you for browsing our website. We know there are many choices available and we hope to earn your business with our honest and quietly innovative approach to everything we do. If you ever find yourself in the area, please give us a call and stop by our facility. We’d love to show you why we believe we operate the best framebuilding shop staffed by the best people in the industry.
- Dwan Shepard and Dan Vrijmoet
A pair of skilled hands turns the handles of a custom-made bottom-bracket facing tool. Nearby, the sound of a single strap of emery cloth polishing and gently shaping a brazed joint can be heard. To the left, the slow pulsing flash of a carefully controlled TIG welder can be seen. A few steps away, mill and lathe operators execute the precision cuts that make our custom-drawn butted tubing into the integral parts of a Co-Motion bicycle frame. Just beyond, skilled artisans carefully take turns preparing each frame for paint, or painting in multiple stages in our world-class downdraft booth just beyond.
Craftsmanship- it’s a work ethic and a philosophy that’s often touted but seldom adhered to elsewhere. Producing the finest bicycles in the world isn’t about automation. We believe craftsmanship defines the personal connection between our bicycles and ourselves. Our commitment to the hard work and to the details of making better bicycles is evident not only in our bicycles, but in the people who work here as well. A visit to Co-Motion Cycles illustrates our open and honest style. We take pride in what we do because we know we’re doing it right.
Take a tour of the shop with this video, Quicktime Version and Windows Media Player Version.