kesho / kay-sho / swahili (n.) tomorrow 

Kesho Bicycles are built for people who are optimistic about tomorrow.  

They know tomorrow can bring anything. From the feeling of accomplishment from success on a 
mountain trail, to a smile when passing yard art on your morning commute.  

At Kesho Bicycles, we want to help you get the most out of your tomorrow by designing and building a bicycle just for you. Limited only by your imagination. Check us out on Facebook and see what we've been doing and what we've been building.

Thoughts From The Builder

Building custom steel bicycles has been a natural progression for me and my love of bicycles.  I started racing bicycles in 1991 in local cyclocross races.  Immediately, I fell in love with the sport and have continued to race in as many races as I can get to each fall.  Beginning in 2010, I started building my own frames and formed Kesho Bicycles. 

Kesho means “tomorrow” in Swahili.  I try to focus on the positive side of tomorrow and in my life.  Bicycles are an important part of my tomorrow.  The people I know through cycling also tend to be positive and optimistic folks. We focus on the fun of riding bikes, the feeling of transporting yourself over a distance and arriving feeling refreshed and with a smile.  I feel riding a bicycle which was designed for your body and your style of riding brings a unique joy that is difficult to describe but easily felt.

In my opinion, a custom steel bicycle is the perfect bicycle for the sport of cyclocross.  A bicycle that fits the rider perfectly, handles the way the rider wants and offers a smooth ride will be an enjoyable bicycle to ride and race.  For me, riding and racing has to be fun and a bicycle that is enjoyable to ride helps make the experience even more positive. I also build custom steel road and mountain bikes.  I rotate between all three types of bikes on a regular basis with my own riding for fun and fitness.

The process and experience of ordering a custom bicycle is an enjoyable experience, and offers many benefits over a mass produced bicycles.  I look forward to working with you to fine-tune the geometry and dimensions of the frame, and the tube selection, before picking up the torch.  I love considering the limitless options for paint and components that make your bicycle unique and exactly what you have wished for.  I do my best not to rush anything.  This is your dream bike that you will be riding for a long time, so it has to be right.  Feel free to call or send me a note if you have questions, want to learn more about the process or just want to talk about bikes.  I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for your interest,
John McCaffrey