Crazy Collaboration: Mosaic Bespoke Bicycles, Search and State, Black Oak Velo & Spectrum Paint

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Mosaic Bespoke Bicycles

“The tangible act of turning practical performance goals into a bike of singular personality and beauty. This is Mosaic Cycles, not confined by self-imposed limitations but rather working to embrace each rider’s aspirations.” – Mosaic Cycles

“Underpinned by Mosaic’s values, each project is an expression of the Mosaic philosophy; one forged over many years of fabrication, right here and now, the limitations of factory bikes no longer exist.”

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Mosaic GT-1 in Black Oak Velo Livery

Search and State

“Our story is a simple one.  We design and manufacture some of the world’s best performance and lifestyle apparel.  We know this because it’s what we hear from you, year after year.  We’ve won awards and won over loyal customers who recognize our attention to quality, fit, styling, and an unmatched selection of luxury performance fabrics.”

“We produce every piece in Midtown Manhattan, the home of New York City’s original garment district.  This is our home and where we learned the craft but we work here because you could search the whole world and be hard-pressed to find better talent and craftsmanship for garment making than in New York City.  There is also no substitute for watching every single piece being made to ensure it flawlessly matches our original design intention.”

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Mosaic GT-1 in Search and State Livery

Black Oak Velo

“These bicycles are n+0. Perfect for each rider. Tailored for each body, each riding style, each aesthetic, and designed to make you go to the garage repeatedly, for no reason other than to look at it again and again.”

“Our intention is to bring you the best possible experience from beginning to end. Imagine your next machine, involved in its creation, anticipating its delivery, and then savouring every moment as you carve up the road. Black Oak Velo is with you at every turn.”

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Note the custom painted Silca Pump

Spectrum Paint & Powder Works

“Proudly taking the torch of an established bike-industry go-to and making it our own. With polished process and renewed passion. It’s fun. But it’s also art. And we take this stuff seriously. Your satisfaction is super important. But so is ours. We’re proud to say we currently handle paint (wet coat) and powder coat for more highly regarded bicycle brands than any other paint and powder coat service in the US. We do our share of drool-worthy bikes for the annual North American Handmade Bike Show.”

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About the Bikes

These bikes are the result of a collaboration between Mosaic Bicycles, Search and State, and Black Oak Velo. They were due to appear at the 2020 NAHBS show (North American Handmade Bicycle Show), but as with everything touched on by the Covid-19 pandemic, NAHBS was canceled. The work of the three collaborators focused on their respective areas of specialty; frame by Mosaic, paint livery and design by Search and State and the all-important build by Black Oak Velo.

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The Search and State bike was painted in a desert camouflage livery and the Black Oak Velo bike, in the shop’s colors. Paint was handled by the boffins (really smart people) at Spectrum Paint and Powder in Boulder, Colorado.

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mosaic cycles search and state collaboration

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