January 2015 - Present
Julian is a self-taught, seasoned mechanic with 5 years of industry experience in Vancouver. Excited to be in the heart of Cyclocross Country, Julian is looking forward to wrenching and riding as much as possible in preparation for competition in the fall. Practiced in a diverse set of media arts, web development, and educational skills, Julian is thrilled to utilize these in the service of providing Hub City Cycles more than simple mechanics. When not on the bike or wrenching, Julian can be found playing music, cooking up a storm, skateboarding, and building sustainable systems for self-reliant lifestyles!
Mechanical Operation- Wheel Building
Food- Pad Thai
Musical Genre- All of them (including Country)
Local Trail- Secret Ninja
Paved Road- Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, WA; or Red Road, Big Island, Hawaii
Nico Damiani has a background in construction, having worked for gas pipe fitters and duct workers, carpenters, and a brief stint with plumbing. He has also worked seven or so years in kitchens and hotels in various regions across Canada, and has some experience breaking his cars worse than they were before he touched them. After hearing about a log and timber school on Gabriola Island from a Swiss man while eating fresh-caught whitefish over a fire beside the Klondike River, waiting for his clean laundry to dry on some nearby rocks, Nico finally made it to Vancouver Island in 2016 to attend the school. While attending the school and working odd jobs around the Island, he was presented with an opportunity to work on the Board of Directors at Hub City Cycles. Having been a cyclist his whole life, and having haunted the bike co-ops of Montreal for years, he couldn't turn down the chance to learn larger parts of the picture. Nico brings a plethora of unkempt and partially developed skills to the Cooperative, tying them all together with his passion for alternative forms of learning, teaching, business, and transportation (i.e. bikes).