Book Project: Mark Reilly of Enigma Bicycles

December 3, 2012

in History, Interview, Press

We had a great visit today from Mark Reilly of Enigma Bicycles.  He came to Seven Cycles not for any reason that might seem intuitive.  He visited because he’s working on a book about bicycle framebuilders.  We’re fortunate to be included in the project; we’re one of only three framebuilders from the US that he’s including.  Seven is flattered, particularly given that I’ve never met Mark before today.  He chose Seven because of his perception of Seven’s place as a contemporary framebuilder.

I can’t say too much else about his project until it’s just about ready for print.

Mark Reilly photographing Skip

Mark’s been building frames for 25-years.  He was really nice and frank.  It was fun to talk with a framebuilder and commiserate about similar challenges.  And in some ways were very different.

Enigma Bicycles is based outside of London.  I’m hoping to visit his facility in February.

I can’t wait to see how it all turns out – late next year.

Project timeline in reverse:

December 3  |  Met today with Mark Reilly from Enigma Bicycle today about a book on which he’s working.  He traveled from the UK and Seven Cycles was his first visit.  The book is about the twelve best bike builders in the world, or something like that.  He was a really nice guy and had a lot of interesting stories about his 25-year framebuilding journey.  He and I started framebuilding at the same time.  But we have a lot more in common than just that.

November 28, 2012  |  Seven Cycles was invited to participate in a book project today.  We’ll see where this leads.  Interview happens on Monday.

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