Detroit Bicycle Company

Detroit Bicycle Company

Steven Bock seems intent on helping to restore Detroit’s sense of dignity, whose reputation as the ‘Motor City’ has suffered in recent years. Detroit’s new tag as ‘The Renaissance City’, is bolstered by beautiful bikes created by the Detroit Bicycle Company.

This is the Madison Street, which has been popping up on bike and style sites from Culture Cycles to The Cool Hunter over the last week. It isn’t Steven’s only frame, there’s four more complete bikes on his site, each named after a street or avenue in Detroit. Each one is an eclectic yet tastefully compiled bicycle that has, at their core, a hand-built frame by Steven. On either bike, you can expect to find anything from wooden Ghisallo rims, pre-war Schwinn Paramount hubs, vintage Campagnolo Record or Superleggeri, topped off with a smattering of Cinelli and Brooks.

Steven’s Columbus SL frames are offered in a variety of finishes such as brushed, polished, chromed or nickel-plated, as well as paint or powder-coated. The Madison Street has been copper plated, which will weather superbly, as has the vintage headlight, which is a detail that hearkens back to the golden age of Detroit’s automotive industry.

Detroit Bicycle Company
Detroit Bicycle Company
Detroit Bicycle Company
Detroit Bicycle Company
Detroit Bicycle Company
Detroit Bicycle Company
Detroit Bicycle Company
Detroit Bicycle Company

  • RJ

    Hopefully it won’t go the way of most copper pipes and wires in that city- stolen and melted for scrap

  • chris

    it’s so belle epoque, i absolutely love it

  • Huntbarrows

    gorgeous

  • tom janneck

    way kool!!1

  • Will

    love the headlamp

  • craftesman.

  • Jeremydamaske

    well RJ if you use a decent lock and are not an idiot about where you leave your bike it should be no problem.  plus there probably is not very much copper on one of these bikes.  

  • This is gorgeous. the lugs…… well i guess everything is pretty damn amazing.

  • Adelina

    Congrats , how original !

  • Beautiful bike!

  • copper on black is great.!. more use of copper on bikes would be nice…

  • JT

    Is this business even located within Detroit city limits?