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Custom Built Bicycles

Over 20 Years of Bicycle Customization Experience

Topanga Creek Outpost has been building quality custom bicycles for many years since we opened our shop in Los Angeles in early 2000. We pride ourselves in offering customized bicycles crafted with the highest standards based on your needs, budget and style to make each bike uniquely yours. People come to us from around the world because they trust us for our craftsmanship, professionalism, aesthetic abilities and high degree of personable service. Our goal is to make bicycle riding a great experience for you so you continue to ride and feel proud of your bike.

When you decide to work with us and vice versa, it's important that you feel comfortable and have a great overall experience as we help you design your bike. The moment you step into our shop in Topanga you'll feel relaxed because of the retreat-like forest surroundings. We are personable and will help guide you through the entire process from initial design to component specification to work completion with straight approach and open communication. We will tell you what works, what doesn't and never over promise.

Types of Customization We Offer

Full custom build from the frame up

Frame is the soul of a bicycle. In order to find the right frame that suits your riding style and needs, we work with many highly regarded frame manufacturers from North America. For comfort, function and durability, most touring bikes are made out of steel for plush long distance rides. For those who desire the ultimate in strength, weight saving and stiffness, there are titanium frames that will meet your needs as well.

Being a designated Surly's Destination Shop, we can build up just about any Surly bikes to meet your expectations. Whether you want a legendary Surly Disc Trucker for pannier road touring or a do-it-all Surly Ogre for some serious backpacking, we have the experience to help you design the perfect bike for you.

Small modifications on a complete bike

Sometimes a small modification or component upgrade of an existing complete bike can make a big difference in ride quality, handling, and comfort. Depending on the individual's specific riding style and purpose, we can help transform a bike into something truly unique and special to fit the needs of the rider.

For those who want the ultimate experience for cycling expedition and not lose the modern convenience of a charged cell phone and lighting system, opt for the best of the best upgrade — Rohloff internal hub paired with SON dynamo hub and Sinewave USB charger. We have years of experience installing this "dream combo" to help turn your bike into one incredible riding machine.

SON hub with Sinewave Reactor USB charger

Make an Appointment For Your Purchase

To provide you with the best experience possible, we encourage you to make an appointment online for your next custom build bike purchase. Appointment allows us to dedicate time to go over your purchase needs and conduct complimentary bike fitting if needed.

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