Saturday, January 17, 2009


Our factory was located in Loxahatchee, Palm Beach County, Fl. Who said everything worthwhile has to come from California? Not true!
Bert Calderon, owner and President of Bonzai© would not accept this. He and other Fl. based manufacturers have proven this as untrue. Florida has had many innovative BMX distributors and frame manufacturers such as MCS, Unique, Trailmate BMX, Gold Coast Cycles, Bonzai©, East Coast Cycles, and many others.

Our factory was headed up by Roger Smith "Smitty", an innovative welder, machinist, and inventor, credited with many race car innovations such as quick release on auto race car wheels, and steering wheel QR, as well as numerous other inventions. Here is where we had our deliveries of 6061 T 6 Aluminum both in standard sizes and our specially extruded ultra thin ovalized tubing used on our UK frame designs, UL forks, etc. All tubing was cut and machined for a perfect fit to specification for our different frame sizes, then placed in its appropriate jig, tig welded to perfection, checked for perfect alignment and tracking, then prepared for shipment to Lindberg Heat treating for annealing, heat treatment, and sealing. Brought then back to our factory for final preparation of polishing and/ or painting.

Then when ordered frames would be stickered and packed with love and attitude ( the winning attitude), then shipped to our future Bonzai© winning racers.

That's our story and we're sticking to it!!

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