In 1974 Jim "JFC" Cunningham was painting bicycle frames for local riders and dealers. This lead to a position as the painter at Masi USA in Carlsbad, CA. There he met Master builder Mario Confente. Jim worked with Mario in Custom Bicycles by Confente until Mario's death in 1979. CyclArt continued, offering painting services to other builders, and refinishing services. Jim's wife Susan joined the company in 1979 and they continue their partnership there today. Above, they work out paint schemes and decal designs for large OEM accounts.
Jim's 64CM frame size has spared him somewhat from the occupational hazard of acquiring too many cool bikes. He has just 15, including his 1971 Alex Singer.
Here's Susan "framed" by a Cinelli refinished to it's original Robin's egg blue color.
Ruth has worked at CyclArt since 1989, she has mastered all the techniques and materials to produce the world's finest frame painting.
Greg Reiche is a dedicated cyclist who rides to work daily, in any weather. He competes at the San Diego Velodrome and rides recreationally both and off road. He has owned an managed a bike shop,and worked in Porsche restoration shop, as a bike "wrangler" on major film and a tech on Microsoft campus. At CyclArt, Greg applies his technical mastery of bicycle technologies with uncommon thoroughness, and a thoughtfulness that exceeds all expectations. Wheel building, frame repair, metal works and fabrication are all in his hands. Greg's experience encompasses extensive structural repairs, rebuilding and restoration of bicycles from the 1870's to tomorrow.
Aureliano Cruz has been painting a CyclArt for almost 20 years. His precision and care produce excellent results!