Thursday, May 3, 2012 , Updated 5:00 p.m., May 4, 2012
Dallas custom bicycle company to appear on ABC’s Shark Tank
Fleetwood Hicks hopes Mark Cuban will take Villy Customs to the big-time.
This Friday, May 4, Dallas entrepreneur Fleetwood Hicks will appear on ABC’s hit television show Shark Tank to pitch his luxury cruisers business for a chance to get funding and get his business to the next level.
Shark Tank has changed several budding entrepreneurs' dreams into money making reality by giving them the opportunity to pitch, market, and even develop their dreams in front of eager investors.
Many business owners are using custom design to allow customers to express their personalities and make products their own. Why should a bicycle be any different? Cue Villy Custom Luxury Bicycles, a Dallas-based company that knows expressing yourself can be as freeing as the feeling of wind in your hair as you coast about town on a luxury cruiser. Villy Customs is supported by Deville, the owner’s Bullmastiff and company’s namesake, who proudly sports his mug on every custom design.
Deville, as well as the owner Fleetwood Hicks, understands that fashion should not be limited to art you wear, but that fashion can be ridden as well. Fleetwood has combined his love for fashion and style to develop his vision of providing luxury cruiser bicycles to those interested in transforming an age old activity into a piece of moving art. It is this vision that Fleetwood aims to inspire investors with on the upcoming Shark Tank episode.
Villy Customs provides its fashionable riders with a myriad of color palettes, from sunny tangerine to rose petal pink. They have an innovative website that allowed me to design a custom cruiser bike to fit my style.
These fun bikes quickly bring back a feeling of childlike nostalgia. With the turn of a pedal I quickly recalled the essence of my first sweet taste of freedom cruising down my block as a kid. A Villy Customs Luxury Cruiser may not be a bicycle built for two, but it will certainly be one that is built for you! These fun bikes will certainly turn heads.
You can choose different colors for handlebars, neck stems, seat post, seat post clamps, fender braces, seat hardware, wheels, and more. They offer brightly colored “balloon tires” in 12 colors choices, custom fender pin-striping combinations, seatcovers, different chain colors, luxurious screw on grips, sweet accessories, and more.
While Villy Customs is headquartered in Dallas, luxury cruisers can be designed and ordered directly online at www.VillyCustoms.com, a fun, interactive website that allows you to easily create and mold your vision of a dream bicycle into a reality. Tune in to ABC to support Fleetwood as he jumps into the tank on Friday, May 4.
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