National Day of Listening 2012: From their hands to yours at Mosaic

  • By Matthew Beaudin
  • Published Nov. 23, 2012
Aaron Barcheck, the owner and master framebuilder at Mosaic, mills down titanium on Tuesday. Photo: Matthew Beaudin |

BOULDER, Colorado (VN) — Titanium shavings gleam on the floor, a tattooed, bearded man hovers over a laptop and Kanye West spills from the stereo. Machines blur the spaces between thoughts and conversations, and beautiful, hand-built titanium bikes decorate hooks on the wall.

It’s Tuesday morning at Boulder’s Mosaic Custom Performance Bicycles, a custom bike company located in the industrial area north of downtown. Founder Aaron Barcheck and his right-hand man, Kevin Batchelor, saw down with us for an hour to discuss making bikes, group rides and their favorite moments in racing. We hope you enjoy the chat — we certainly did.


Matthew Beaudin

Matthew Beaudin

Matthew Beaudin was a VeloNews reporter from 2012 through 2014. He currently works at Rapha and contributes periodically. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder's journalism school in 2005, he immediately moved to Telluride, Colorado, to write and ski, though the order is fuzzy. Beaudin was the editor of the Telluride Daily Planet for five years. He now lives in Portland, Oregon. Music. Coffee. Bikes. That about sums it up.

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