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Teddy Wieleba - Velo Esoteric

Teddy Wielba - Warranty manager, Campus WheelWorks - Buffalo, NY

What bikes do you ride?

Jamis Icon Race

Meccanio Giro NJS Track

Custom Tiemeyer pursuit track frame built for US Women’s champion Tove Shere

How did you get into cycling?

I was surrounded by biking growing up both of my parents enjoyed cycling recreationally, one of my uncle commutes by bike and another uncle races and participates in Iron Man events. Cycling came naturally because of all these things is not only a personal interest but also a family one.

What is your favorite bike ride?

Mattamy National Cycling Centre

What winter activities do you participate in?

I exist, and I commute.  I wear an OR Super Layer Jacket, Meteor Mitts, Smart Wool Socks, and and Outdoor Tech Yowie to get me through the winter.

What do you do when not at the bike shop?

I collect and restore fountain pens, mainly Parker and Sheaffer, research obscure and vintage bicycles and components. I’m a student and researcher in the Art History Department at Buffalo State College focusing on contemporary art. I keep my instagram game off the charts.

What pets do you have?

An Axolotl, African Dwarf Frog, & a Doggo