DIFFERENT BY DESIGN
How It All Started - Less Posh, More Punk!
Rewind the tape! All the way back to the 70s and you’ll spot a little punk on a bicycle. Yellow Schwinn Stingray hammering towards a rickety wooden ramp precariously sitting on top of a fruit crate. Launching off that ramp felt like I was 10 feet off the ground and traveled 50 feet before hitting the dirt again. Slam on the coaster brakes and head back for another stuntman run at that ramp again. Hammer, launch, repeat until the sun went down. That was my life.
When I got a little older, it was skateboards, motorcycles, punk rock and metal. Trouble here and there, but hey, who doesn’t get a little ahead of themselves at that age?
Those first 15 years of life would send me on my way to a lifetime of involvement in cycling, skate culture and music. Really, it was all I cared about. If I wasn’t riding something with wheels, I was looking at something with wheels.
I had the good fortune to be able to stay involved in cycling as I got a little older. Sponsored rider, owner of an American bicycle frame manufacturer, and now launching Dispatch Custom Cycling Components.
In 2018 I started thinking about skateboarding and cycling and how they have a lot in common. One obvious difference: The cycling world was too homogeneous–and that certainly can’t be said of the skateboarding world.
I’ve sought to bring more of the skate & moto ethos to cycling.
Wear this. Ride that. Who needs that sort of thing? Do it your way!
Make Your Bicycle Yours - Purveyor of Fine Cycling Goods
I wanted to give our customers a chance to really make their bicycle their own. One of a kind. Engrave something that makes them laugh, think or get pissed. Whatever it is, it’s theirs!
I also didn’t see cycling as this soft multicolored yellow, pink and green cycling kit world we too often associate with the sport. It can be hard. It can be tough. It can be dark. No amount of pink kits is going to change that.
I started working with some extremely talented illustrators to bring on some super cool custom bicycle headset caps and parts and some kick-ass lifestyle goods.
We also give our customers a chance to design their own headset caps for that extra special touch. I’ve seen it all. Marriage proposals, motivational quotes, memorials and good laughs. (You guys really are the creative soul of Dispatch.)
Every item is engraved or printed here in Colorado. We’ve done thousands now and I fully expect we’ll hit over a million in the next few years.
I hope you'll love your customized bicycle component as much as we enjoy making them. Thanks for being part of my journey!
Ride Your Ride!
P.S. If you need a custom creation for your race team, cycling event (race or fun ride) or finisher's medal for your race, contact us. We are easy to work with and always enjoy making something just for you. We've made thousands of custom bicycle stem caps for events all over the world.