We all have our secrets.  Brooklyn has Rosko, Santa Barbara has Stinner and those of us in SF, by the good graces of the fog and hills, have Falconer Cycles

A Bay Area native, whose decades of kicking up dirt and grime on and off the road, have led him to a relaxed but energized life of making custom steel frames. From 26” cruiser to 26” mtb crusher, cargo to cross (and really whatever you want to ride), his TIG welded works are always a breath of fresh air.

Cam’s frame have a simple, subtle beauty that is as natural as the steel they’re built with.  Absent of fancy lugs, with an emphasis on function before form, a Falconer is made to be race ready or to explore that fire road which was previously impassable.

Cycling in the Bay Area is notoriously homegrown and DIY.  Pioneers making it work for themselves and in turn, creating a culture that is inherently as strong and pure as the creators themselves. Cameron falls under this category.  A humble and intelligent individual who’s craft has been honed but by no means is he done growing.  Like the exact machines he uses, Cam always measures twice and cuts once, but the difference is that not one of his cuts is ever the same.

(via thefalltrades)


Custom Painted “Catcher in the Rye” Shoes by Kjersti Faret

Back in high school and early college I did a bunch of custom shoes for $$$. Every now and then I still get a custom shoe e-mail request. This customer saw a very early pair of Catcher shoes I did with marker and they’re pretty embarrassing but now I have this nicer version in paint. Just finished and shipping out tomorrow!

If you’re interested in a pair you can e-mail me kjersti@faret.net, but I  won’t be able to start custom orders until end of May / early June. 

(via vastnesses)

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