FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Meriwether Cycles has created the ultimate trailside safety tool for your bike, hidden in plain sight. It replaces your current headset top-cap, providing easy access to a precision machined pipe, and your weed in a hidden compartment for trailside safety breaks. Machined out of aluminum and stainless steel in Northern California, it... Continue Reading →

Velo Cosmos

Last Saturday I attended the inagural Velo Cosmos event put on in Grass Valley, CA. There were a bunch of historic bikes from collectors and custom bikes from a handful of Northern California framebuilders, local artwork & photographs, and copies of the Jobst "Ride Bike!" book available for purchase from Tom Ritchey himself. In the... Continue Reading →

MW-1: A tribute to the XO-1

I haven't been able to ride my new mountain bike this Fall because of continuing knee issues, same knee I've moaned about for a couple of years. After a great 3 hour ride with Mike on August 6th my knee swelled up so much i had to use a crutch to walk and it wouldn't... Continue Reading →


Do you have a 22mm Ti or steel handlebar and want to mount your GPS, iphone, light, or other accoutrement on either side of your stem? You need a Shimzilla! Made in the USA by Paragon Machine Works. One side of the shim has a 1/8" hole to spot the centerline of the bar for... Continue Reading →

The Miser

To be totally honest, i almost didn't attempt this build. But since i have a thing for softails I wanted to give it a try. Mike has somehow coerced me into making or modifying a few weird frames over the years that I would likely never have tried on my own (see here & here)... Continue Reading →

Nathan’s dirtrop

Nathan went all out on this build! From frame design to finishwork and all parts in between. You can see the amount of effort we all put in for this to be his daily driver and quiver killer. The custom geometry is fit to his body, riding style, and where it'll primarily be ridden. It's... Continue Reading →

Luddite Softail

The word Luddite sometimes has a negative connotation but when you dive into it's history the origins are pretty interesting - especially for those that appreciate handbuilt products like a custom bike frame. A Luddite is thought of as someone who hates new technology but when you look up synonyms you'll find words such as... Continue Reading →

Paul’s klunkfat

Paul loves his Surly ICT with drop bars and 27.5x4" tires but was wanting to make a Ti version but with a narrower rear axle, Q-factor, and chainline. Unlike the Surly, this frame maxes out at a 4" wide tire and has a 177 rear axle spacing instead of 197. It's got sliding dropouts to... Continue Reading →

The sum of my parts

Thankfully I was able to enjoy some of the endless winter...and what a crazy winter it was! The snow just kept coming down in Tahoe with Sugar Bowl getting almost 800" before closing day. After a couple of months recovering from arthroscopic surgery and hardware removal in December, I started inching my way back into... Continue Reading →

Abe’s ultimate touring machine

AUTM. Sounds like my favorite season Autumn? Could almost be a model name. That's a big claim to be the ultimate of anything but I think Abe has solid ground to stand on. As another builder called it, this is a Swiss Army bike, there are a lot of things going on for the mountain... Continue Reading →

Adian’s 29er

This one slipped by me without writing up a post somehow. I was looking for the blue fade decals and realized i hadn't shown Adian's 29er after he picked it up in July 2022. I may have been waiting for a glamour shot / full build pic / "in the wild" photo but here's what... Continue Reading →

The old (and new) guard

I started riding mountain bikes with these guys when there were fewer than a handful of bike brands all with no suspension, only one wheel size, and three-finger moto-style Diacomp brake levers were needed to slow you down but left fewer fingers on the bars to keep you from getting rattled off. But we did... Continue Reading →

Parts for sale

If you need any of these parts email me for stellar pricing. They were part of other builds that fell through or changed after purchasing. ENVE aero road stem 90mm/12-17degree drop

Some pics from Spring

Nathan's dirtdrop in it's new homeland, out meeting the other Meriwether's of AK. Not a bad view...check out the finishwork by Agave too. Matt's allroad heading to Agave for some finishwork, more when it's built up. So much moisture, it's a boom year here New arch spotted, winter up high for awhile longer. Back at... Continue Reading →

Zach’s Slackpacker

If you told me 20 years ago i'd be building a Titanium hardtail for Zach White someday I'd have laughed out loud. Mostly because i didn't think i'd be building Ti frames right now, but also because I can't remember him ever riding (or wanting to ride) a hardtail. He is the first Professional downhiller... Continue Reading →

More of Kurstin’s 29″ Torker

This one pays tribute to the late 70's - early 80's BMX Torker brand bikes. This was a technical build with twin top tubes going from the headtube to the dropouts, a gusset at the head tube to add some flare and beef to the front end, a unicrown fork with off-set dropouts like the... Continue Reading →

tbt Chris’ klunk

Chris has a few Meriwether's but this is my favorite. Built as a 27.5plus or 29x2.5 with the seen sleeved unicrown fork. It's got Rocker dropouts, internal port in the downtube for a dropper post, and one of my favorite greens but I'd have chosen orange decals and bits 🙂

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