About Us: The Naked Truth

We are a custom bicycle manufacturing company creating custom frames one by one with love, logic and elbow grease for since 1998.  The bicycle is the most amazing thing to us. We work with them and ride them every day and yet they never cease to amaze. We love that with a few simple tools, we can create something that will take you around a velodrome in only a few seconds or around the world at just the right speed. It is our goal to build bikes that not only get you from A to B, but make sure you arrive out of breath and with a monster size grin on your face.

 

Sam Whittingham

Founder, designer and builder for Naked Bicycles 
Sam has worked in bike shops and learned to weld, design, machine and paint long before he put together his first frame. He has spent years racing and perfecting bike fit and riding analysis for various disciplines. The first Naked frame was built for Sam’s good friend  in 1998, and that bike is still being ridden daily. Here are some of Sam’s thoughts:
I spent many beautiful days riding my bike as a kid and the joy has never left me. Racing found me when I was 15 and led to many accomplishments. I have tried my hand at road racing, mountain bike racing, recumbent racing and track. I have done RAAM, triathlons and extended touring.
I worked as a bike mechanic for years in my late teens and early twenties so I definitely know my way around the back end of even the ugliest bike part.
I was born and raised on Quadra Island where I now live with my own family. Come visit, we’ll go for a ride.

Andrea Blaseckie

The real power behind the throne is, of course, Annie. A bike nut for many years from racing to extreme commuting. Before embarking full time with Naked, she was renown for her ridiculous daily commute which involved 3 hours riding, one ferry and 5000 feet of climbing . Andrea runs the day to day doings. Everything from marketing and advertising to shipping and accounting. She’s also responsible for keeping y’all up to date on the goings on in the Naked world through social media.

Dave Lounsbury

Easily recognized by his teal dome, Dave does it all from riding everything to racing everything – and with style. Dave can be found in the shop fiddling with your bike. From frame prep to assembly and hand building your wheels. An all around kinda guy.