Aaron Dykstra

Aaron Dykstra.

Aaron Dykstra.

Back in the late 1990s, Aaron Dykstra was a self-described “severely ADD” bike and skater punk who got kicked out of two private Christian schools in Roanoke for being a smart aleck.

Now, from a small basement studio on Campbell Avenue, Dykstra, 27, is wowing the custom bicycle world. His prize-winning handcrafted frames are bringing in orders from across the country and overseas.

For two years running, Dykstra has won big honors at the North American Handmade Bike Show, pretty much the Woodstock of the custom bike industry.

In 2010, at the show in Richmond, he took Rookie of the Year. This year, at the show in Austin, Texas, he walked away with the award for Best Track Frame.

http://www.roanoke.com/columnists/casey/wb/281506.

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

7 thoughts on “Aaron Dykstra

  1. Aaron’s a cool guy who builds killer stuff. His bikes are a sight to behold. Very cool to have him here in Roanoke

  2. …nice story but how’s about a link to his work, not a newspaper ???…

  3. …triplef…see how easy it is to get other people to do the work for you…tom sawyer moment – thanx, now where’s my dead cat ???…