We all have our secrets.  Brooklyn has Rosko, Santa Barbara has Stinner and those of us in SF, by the good graces of the fog and hills, have Falconer Cycles

A Bay Area native, whose decades of kicking up dirt and grime on and off the road, have led him to a relaxed but energized life of making custom steel frames. From 26” cruiser to 26” mtb crusher, cargo to cross (and really whatever you want to ride), his TIG welded works are always a breath of fresh air.

Cam’s frames have a simple, subtle beauty that is as natural as the steel they’re built with.  Absent of fancy lugs, with an emphasis on function before form, a Falconer is made to be race ready or to explore that fire road which was previously impassable.

Cycling in the Bay Area is notoriously homegrown and DIY.  Pioneers making it work for themselves and in turn, creating a culture that is inherently as strong and pure as the creators themselves. Cameron falls under this category.  A humble and intelligent individual who’s craft has been honed but by no means is he done growing.  Like the exact machines he uses, Cam always measures twice and cuts once, but the difference is that not one of his cuts is ever the same.

Fort Point - San Francisco, CA - Mamiya 645 PRO - Kodak Portra 400 - Arthur Alvarez

Wandered Fort Point the other day, and explored pretty much every angle of the place. Beyond the beauty of the obvious view of Golden Gate Bridge and stunning 1800s era architecture; is a fascinating fortress frozen in time. At 153 years old, there’s nothing else quite like it in San Francisco.

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The rack life essentials.

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The rack life essentials.