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Daily Inspiration: Meet Joey Clemons

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joey Clemons. 

Hi Joey, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I’m from Missouri, born and raised, and grew up riding bikes since I was 5 years old. I moved out here to California about 8 years ago for a job offer in finance, but bikes are my passion. I started creating my own lighting for my personal bikes about 5 years ago and kept having people asking me to light their bikes too, which I was reluctant to do because I work a full-time job, but I kept getting asked so much that I eventually said yes and thus my @customLEDbikes business was born! 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The biggest struggle is juggling a full-time job while working on my business at the same time, which creates many hats you have to wear. Not only do I create and build my lights, requiring wiring and soldering, I have to install it on the bike, run social media and marketing, customer service, reply to client messages, troubleshooting, inventory and supply ordering, client scheduling, budgeting, and accounting. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
My small business specializes in customizing bikes with award-winning led lighting which is both practical for night riding safety and fun at the same time. I’m most know for customizing electric bikes of all types with epic LED lighting on frames and wheels. I am most proud of my personal custom ebike that I’ve built from the ground up…I mean, every part and bolt has been put on this bike by me in my livingroom, I affectionately call it the #HellbirdBanditBike 🔥🦅. What sets me apart from others is my quality of work; it’s the first thing everyone comments on when they see one of my builds in person. 

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc.?
I use Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, showcasing the bikes I customize, and was recently a special guest on the Pedals Up Podcast for my Custom LED Bikes business and for my custom-built Hellbird ebike, which has won a few 1st place trophies and is in the top 12 custom bikes in the world competing for the number 1 spot! 

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