AARON PANONE IS A DESIGNER AND ENGINEER specializing in mechanical design and creative solutions. Aaron is big on quality, local, and small. All of his products are proudly manufactured in the USA. This site contains select featured works.
Aaron is a co-founder and member of Fringe in Somerville, Massachusetts.
A collaborative effort with Geekhouse Bikes, the Oregon Manifest competition bicycle featured unique designs for custom bent tubing, dropouts, integrated front and rear fenders, integrated front and rear LED housings, and the first generation of a flat-pattern formed sheet metal chainguard. The sheetmetal components (fenders and chainguard) were CNC milled and formed in-house from 3000-series aluminum sheet stock. LED housings were turned from 300-series stainless, and fit with high-output surface-mount LED clusters and lenses. One bicycle was produced with these components. The bicycle was purchased shortly after the show by a private collector.
The dropouts for this bicycle were based on an earlier design for an allen-key through-axle a developed for Geekhouse (shown bottom right). This bike is tangentially associated with the Regular Pattern design series.