2015 NAHBS – March 6-8 - The Kentucky International Convention Center
Bilenky Cycle Works

Stephen Bilenky has been in the bike industry for 44 years. He began framebuilding in 1983, when he started brazing bikes together in the basement of his repair shop. Thirty years on, Bilenky Cycle Works has moved above ground to North Philadelphia with a full time staff of four. We have won numerous awards and acclaims, including rave reviews in Bicycling Magazine, Bicycle Guide, Tandem Magazine, Bicycle Quarterly and more. We won Best Road Bike (2010), Best Lugged Bike (2011), and Best Lugged Frame (2013) at NAHBS.

For the past four years we have organized the first ever annual Philly Bike Expo, bringing together bicycle makers and enthusiasts from around the country. We also host the world’s only Junkyard Cyclocross, where riders brave a course through our neighboring junkyard – over cars, through toxic puddles and around broken glass. It’s in its eighth wildly popular year and turns our hair grey(er) every time.

Bilenky Cycle Works is more than just a shop. It’s an enduring institution that is committed to enhancing the world of cycling, one handbuilt frame at a time. Contact us to design and build your dream bicycle.


Bilenky Graveleur on the Tour D’Afrique:

Last year, Bina Bilenky took some time away from the shop to ride the Tour d’Afrique from Khartoum to Cape Town. A special trip demands a special bike – so here’s a rundown on the custom Bilenky that Bina rode on the journey — a cross between an agile mountain bike and a traditional touring bike. Unofficially called Le Petit Graveleur. It’s a Signature Bilenky — literally.

  • True Temper heat-treated downtube with an ovalized profile. Undersized thin-wall toptube.
  • Custom top-tube kept low to allow an easy standover clearance.
  • Room for 2″ tires to handle any type of surface.
  • Wide curved stays and a bi-plane fork crown.
  • Custom cable-run on the toptube allows us to go between the seatstays (a benefit for smaller bikes) and visually follows the curve of the toptubes and compliments the lines of the frame.





Award Entries:
Townie Tandem (Entry for: Best tandem bike):
650b town tandem
Lil’ Chuck-E (Entry for: Best city bike/ Utility bike):
Short wheelbase front loading cargo bike