John Caletti

Framebuilder

I’m John Caletti and I handcraft custom bicycles in Santa Cruz, California. I truly enjoy the challenge, reward, and process of building bicycles. I’ve been a rider since I was a kid, the passion just got deeper as I’ve gone along. My own first custom bike was a revelation – it fit better, it worked better, I had more fun. I loved working with my hands, creating, especially projects that involved welding and machining. When I discovered handmade, custom bicycles, a seed was planted. It took a number of years before diving in–working in bike shops, sales, fittings, and then a lot of wrenching, along with welding courses and eventually learning to build bikes. In 2004 I got going, and it’s been a challenging, rewarding and fun ride. I love what I do, I continue to be engaged and excited about creating unique bicycles for passionate riders.

I take building bikes seriously, and I take the way I run my business and the impact it has on the environment seriously as well. Part of that is building a bike you will love and want to keep, and part of that is making it durable by using top quality materials and careful workmanship. Both my chosen frame materials (titanium and steel) are recyclable if needed.
In addition Caletti Cycles is a member of 1% for the Planet—donating 1% of sales to groups working to preserve and protect our environment.
Thank you for visiting the website. Please feel free to call, ask questions, and discuss ideas about your next bike.

Happy Trails,

John Caletti

Peter Thomsen

Peter Thomsen

Global Marketing Director

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Our Workshop

In March of 2015 we moved to our new live/work space on the westside of Santa Cruz. We are thrilled to be one of the first tenants in the Delaware Addition project, which is one of the few projects in the country to be awarded LEED Neighborhood Pilot Project by the U.S. Green Building Council, and the building is a certified “green building.” Our cycling caps are off to the Redtree Partners for exceeding our expectations. The space is amazing. It’s already making production more efficient and working out as a great ride rendezvous point. Please come by to visit—we’d love to give you the tour!