About

650B river

ANT is a small bicycle fabrication shop run by Mike & Betsy Flanigan in eastern Massachusetts. We are dedicated to building bicycles for touring that have a vintage style, but modern function. Mike has been in the bike trade since 1983 and joined the Boston bicycle frame building scene in 1989. Betsy takes care of marketing, the website and is the bright force in Mike’s life :)

Since 2001 ANT had been dedicated to building bikes for transportation and was the first handmade bicycle fabricator to focus solely on transportation.  After 14 years of influence on the bike commuting market, we can say that ANT has helped turn around the bike industry’s focus away from the sport market to transportation.  All major bicycle companies and many hand-built bicycle shops now have a product line that has the ANT style.

Mike now works full time TIG welding frames at Seven Cycles in Watertown MA. Seven is most known for their wonderful Titanium frames, but also makes steel and Ti-Carbon fiber bikes. 

However Mike makes time to build these brazed frames in his home workshop on a part time basis. Maybe one for you :)

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Favorite quote: “When I see an adult on a bicycle I do not despair for the future of the human race.”–H.G.Wells

Thank you,
Mike and Betsy