Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ellis Cycles in the Press

 Dave Wages, owner of Ellis Cycles, works on brazing a bicycle fork to be used on a street bike in his workshop in Waterford. A custom builder, he has frames costing as much as $6,000.
A nice shot of me brazing a fork by Mike De Sisti as seen in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

There's been quite a bit of interest in Ellis Cycles lately, and I've done a few interviews and had photographers struggling to set up their equipment in my relatively small basement shop. 

About a month or so ago, Tom Held visited from Wisconsin Trails magazine, they were doing an article about Wisconsin framebuilders and wanted to do an interview and photo shoot.  We talked for about 1 1/2 hours and I gave him my whole career history, not sure how much of that will make it into the final article.  I understand that folks with a subscription have already received their January issue, but I'm still waiting for it to show up on the newstand so I can get my copy!  (I hear there's a picture of yours truly on the cover.)  Here's a link to their website, I would imagine the new issue should be up any day now;  Wisconsin Trails Magazine

Next I had the pleasure of chatting with Diane Lees, (The Outspoken Cyclist) for their broadcast on Dec. 15th.  It was fun recalling the years I spent learning the craft at Serotta and Waterford and the last 5 years of Ellis Cycles as well.  You can check out this interview here;  Ellis Interview on the Outspoken Cyclist

Finally, I got a call earlier this week from our local newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, they also wanted to highlight some Wisconsin based framebuilders.  So, we did a quick interview over the phone, and then on Thursday I got a visit from a photographer who shot some pics of me brazing a fork and then we headed outside for a shot with me and my stainless rando bike from last year's NAHBS.  I picked up a copy of the paper this morning and I also found the article online at the Journal's website here;  Journal Sentinel Article


1 comment:

Riley said...

Good stiff there Dave!