About Me

About Me

My name is James Romero and I run a small operation in Portland OR. and I make handmade bikes. First off I use NO JIG. It is a style that goes back a hundred years. “The builder must be highly skilled, his accuracy depends on cratsmanship, not tooling. Because no fixture is used”, the lugged joints I use give each bike its unique look. The hand built bike that you get from me will not be mass produced and it will be just for you. Now this limits the numbers of frames I build per year. So I promise out a bike in 6 months time. Now the fit of your custom frame is one of the most important elements in the custom process. I will do a proper fit for you to insure the fit of your new custom blackswift bicycles is the best for you.