Make Every Ride Better

John Caletti | Framebuilder

Custom titanium and steel bicycles

Handmade Specifically for You, by John Caletti in Santa Cruz, CA Since 2004

Custom-tailored, Purpose-built Bicycles

Thanks for your interest in Caletti Cycles. I would love to build you the bike of your dreams. My process and technique will create a bike that is uniquely yours. I accomplish this through rider specific design. Custom geometry and fit, combined with hand-selected tubesets and curated build-kits, create the ultimate ride experience. Custom Geometry and tubing selection is included in the frame price. I will be your expert guide through the process – it’s a fun way to get a special bike that is uniquely yours. Let’s get started!

*Current lead time is 15 months for satin/anodized titanium frames. Steel and Painted Titanium frames require an additional two months for finishing (paint, powdercoat).


As of February 2022 we are not accepting new bike orders for a while. We’ve been getting new orders faster than I can build them, the pandemic has caused massive parts delays and therefore far more labor to keep our complete builds on track, thus lead times have gotten out beyond a year. At this point we are pausing new orders so that we can focus on our current customers and getting their bikes out to them on time. As we get the lead time down we’ll open it up again. Thank you for your patience, support and understanding. It our mission and pleasure to make all you wonderful people bikes that are as unique and special as you are and make your time on the bike that much more enjoyable.

You can join our e mail list and we’ll let everyone know when we open up the orders again.

Thank you,

John Caletti

“Loving loving loving loving loving loving loving the RRS!”
- PhillipSteel Road Race Special@phillip.c.mcnamara

“Thanks so much for all your great work and creativity on the bike.  It looks great and rides fantastic.”

- GeriSteel Scrambler
“What an amazing machine you’ve made me John! This bike is absolutely incredible – fast, comfortable, stable, and so much feel.”
EdSteel Adventure Road

“Man this thing can descend! The way the frame and wheels soak up bad road is unbelievable. I found myself going faster AND feeling way more confident on the descents.”

RyanTitanium Adventure Road
“I am delighted with my beautiful new bike! It’s more comfortable for my elbows and wrists—and yet it also climbs very well. The descents are fun, and feel lively yet secure. Thanks!”
HarrySteel Road Bike

“The more I ride the more I appreciate how the bike just seems to flow.”


“The RRS performs flawlessly… this is the best bike I’ve ever owned.”

PhillipRoad Race Special

“… this thing is a dream. Snappy, comfortable, and sexy. Totally love it, thank you!”

AlexRoad Race Special

“I absolutely love the bike, it is a dream to ride. On my commute it is ridiculous fast, and super comfortable, and it gets a ton of comments at stop lights. Thank you so much, this is just fantastic work.”

GeorgeSteel Adventure Road
“Easily the best bike I’ve ever ridden! It’s light, fast, comfortable, and very beautiful…it makes me happy every time I’m on it.”
RickRoad Race Special

“I love the ride quality of titanium, it seems to be the perfect balance of response and comfort.”

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