I enjoy inventing, riding and sharing my technology with our customers. Our goal is to help make your cycling dreams come true – Welcome to American Classic.Bill Shook, Company President and Engineer
The Spirit of Innovation
We are actively shaping the future of the bicycle industry and not sitting still to react to what others do. We remain true to that chosen path. We strive for excellence and pave the way for a successful tomorrow with big picture creative thinking with you, the cyclist, in mind.
Riding at the age of 14. He trained hard and became a champion road and track cyclist, earning a place on the US National Team. While racing, Bill started his design career building his projects in his Dad’s garage.
In the US, fine equipment was hard to find and that is what sparked the idea of American Classic — a place where Bill could design and distribute high performance components for riders every where.
The first products were new concepts, the lightweight water bottle cage and the revolutionary lightweight adjustab- le seatpost. The rest is history.
He created and fabricated the first large tube aluminum bicycle in the world and raced it all over the country. While racing professionally, Bill strove to find the best equipment, the ligh- test tires and rims.
From a successful racing career, Bill received a master’s degree in mecha- nical engineering from Ohio State University. Now he had the engineering expertise and everything was in place for American Classic to become a reality.