Company History

Metal Guru

Metal Guru provides its services for the bicycle industry including frame fabrication, finishing, industry consulting, as well as educational instruction in the study of bicycle manufacturing.

Classes are welcome to all, no prior experience is necessary. They are offered throughout the year and conducted at Vicious Cycles’ World Headquarters in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. The classes are comprised of lectures,demos and hands on learning.

We are thrilled to be a supplier of frame building raw materials, tools and components, each personally selected by Carl, providing access to highest quality premium goods to our customers, from hobbyists to professionals.

Vicious Cycles

Founded in 1994, Vicious Cycles has carved out a place in the very competitive world of the bicycle industry.  The company’s success is due to well designed, and meticulously manufactured products that inspire riders to reach new levels of personal performance, and products that fill niches overlooked by larger, less dynamic companies.

The Vicious Cycles' facility is a fully equipped factory with the production capacity of several hundred frames a year, busting at the seams with CNC and specialty machines, tubing benders, alignment tools, welding jigs, and a paint department.

Carl 'Snarl' Schlemowitz

As founder of Vicious Cycles Carl has devoted himself to creating handmade bicycle works of art. At the vanguard of niches and innovations, Carl has been called a “mountain bike artisan”, his clients are super enthusiasts, who are discriminating in what they choose to ride.

Carl rides to a mud bog victory.