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.
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