Carbon frames strengthen bikes, builder's business

  • Article by: TODD NELSON , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 24, 2012 - 4:48 PM

Matt Appleman has built the business he loves, but can he go beyond one size fits one? Bicycling and engineering converge at Appleman Bicycles, a Minneapolis shop that builds custom bikes out of carbon fiber

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love101Jun. 24, 12 3:29 PM

Matt's a great guy. He helped me fix my cracked carbon fiber bike last year. He did an amazing job repairing it, can't even tell it was ever broken. While I was at the shop, he let me take his personal bike for a spin around the block; sooo nice. This guy does it right.

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minneg56Jun. 24, 12 8:06 PM

I know there's a market for everything and these bikes look really cool! But in 1964 I paid $64.95 for my Schwinn Varsity ... including chrome fenders! Good luck Matt!

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ecofmnJun. 25, 12 2:42 PM

I'm not a biker, but props to this guy for realizing his dream and utilizing his talents to start his own business. The entrepreneurial spririt is alive and well. Hopefully he can get his business going good before federal regulations strangle it.

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