Our Staff

 

Paul Komanecky – Co-Owner

Quotes:  “Such a long, long time to be gone and a short time to be there” – Lesh/Hunter

Time at Syracuse Bicycle: Since Syracuse Bicycle was spelled Wayne’s Bike Shop.

Specialty: Feeding

Bikes I ride: Moots Vamoots RSL, Moots Psychlo-X, Trek Farley 9.9, Trek Superfly SS, Trek Boone 9…and whatever we get stuck with in a 54cm.

Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me: I live in a small town…It seems the people know more about me than I do.


 

trishTrish Dugan – Co- Owner

Quote: “I get up every morning determined both to change the world and to have one hell of a good time. Sometimes, this makes planning the day difficult.” – E.B. White

Time at Syracuse Bicycle: Since August 2007, but it feels like just yesterday.

Specialty: Helping people have fun on their bikes!

Bikes I ride: Trek Madone 6.9SSL, Trek Superfly SS 29er, Trek Ion Cyclocross bike, and a Surly Pugsley fat bike.  I collect bikes like most women collect shoes. jewelry or handbags. Whatever bike I’m on is always my best accessory.

Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me:  1. I will soon be the shortest member of my family – my four kids are really tall!  2. I doubled majored in Russian language and Biology in college about a thousand years ago, but now wish I had taken a few business classes. 3. I’ve traveled to over 15 foreign countries and lived in 4 different states before settling down here in beautiful Syracuse, NY – my home since 2001. 4. I come from a huge family – 6 brothers and 2 sisters – and now have 20 nieces and nephews. 5. I worked as an intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency for 5 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom for close to 15 years….I think I have better stories to tell about raising my four kids than working for the government!


 

davidDavid Dow – Fit Manager and Sales

Quote:  “I think its pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it” – Ron Swanson

Time at Syracuse Bicycle: Since 2013

Specialty: Bike fitting

Bikes I Ride: Trek District SS, Cannondale F29 Carbon

Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me: 1. I like wood and building things. 2. In a past life I worked on cars and was pretty good at it. 3. I don’t own a TV. 4. I don’t like cheese. 5. I carve a ridiculous amount of pumpkins every year.

 


 

jimJim Lampman – Sales

Quote: “Vegetarian” is an old Indian word meaning “I don’t hunt so good.” – Reg Hunter, The Red Green Show

Time at Syracuse Bicycle: Since 2010

Specialty: Inventory guru and Chief Knowledge Officer

Bikes I ride: Mid 90’s Giant Upland Cro-Moly Rigid Fork Blue and 2015 Trek Domane 5.2 Black (only ones owned after age 14)

Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me: 1. I have an affinity for dark chocolate chip cookies and watermelon. 2. I once ate my weight in bananas, in a two and a half month period, one of my goals sophomore year of college besides Dean’s List. 3. I went about a seven year period without riding a bike any kind of significant distance after living on a bike for a decade. 4. I have a strong dislike of new things, I’m basically a 70 year old man in a 31 year old man’s body. 5. I do 100-mile and further foot races, and have completed more than 40 of them


 

brianF. Brian F. Hidy – Sales and SB Educator

Quote: ‘Shut Up Legs!’ -Jens Voight

Time at Syracuse Bicycle: about 3 1/2 years (I think?)

Specialty: Jack of all trades master of none! Resident educator.

Bikes I ride: mainly my Joe Murray Voodoo Wazoo Columbus steel cyclocross bike, but I’m riding a lot of single speed CX lately

Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me:  1. I’m a sailor, it was the only sport I competed in for my college, and the most interesting place I’ve ever sailed is on the Nile river in Egypt 2. I used to be an avid rock climber and winter mountaineer, the coolest winter climb I’ve completed was ‘Dead Dog couloir’ on Grey’s peak in Colorado. 3. I broke my back in a competitive downhill ski race after racing for nearly 20 years without incident. 4. I am a better swimmer than I am cyclist and I occasionally compete in long distance open water swimming races 5. I race cyclocross (Cat 4 and single speed) entirely as an excuse to hang out with friends and drink.


 

mattMatt Schilling – Mechanic

Quote: “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.”

Time at Syracuse Bicycle: Since 2013, 9 years in the cycling industry

Specialty: Wrenches and smiles

Bikes I ride: Surly steamroller / FBM steadfast

Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me: 1. I love venison!  2. I enjoy playing musical instruments 3. My mom is a blackbelt in karate, be nice to me! 4. I love listening to thrash! and bluegrass. 5. My dog will give fist bumps when properly motivated.

 


 

derekDerek DeFrees aka Whitesnake – Mechanic

Quote: still thinking about it

Time at Syracuse Bicycle: Since 2014

Specialty: Your local mountain bike guru

Bikes I Ride: Shreddin a mean BMC trailfox TF02

Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me: 1. When I’m not working at a bike shop I’m busy being a pizza chef. 2. I have a cat named Steve. 3. I was on a CNN special when I was 5 for drinking salty kool-aid. 4. I have a brown belt in karate. 5. I can walk on stilts  like a pro