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The Portage Handle

In 2015 I befriended Nicholas Carman who had a blog Gypsy by Trade. I loved reading about his bikepacking travels and offered to make him a frame. I could tell he had an interest in custom framebuilding and would be a great ambassador for Meriwether at a time when i was starting out. I offered... Continue Reading →

Kevin’s Pinion fatbike

I’m catching up with posting about the bikes of 2020 I’m surprised how many were fatbikes! I’ve not had many fatbike orders the last few years but 2020 This one was a doozy! It was my first Pinion gearbox bike and that is a new learning experience in itself. From what I’ve seen and heard... Continue Reading →

Kurstin’s longtail fatbike

Kurstin was looking for a longtail fatbike that he could load up and go get lost all over Nevada. The ability to carry a lot of water and food is the main reason certain (crazy) people love longtail fatbikes. There's more storage space, they are stable when loaded up with the long wheelbase, and the... Continue Reading →

Pete’s steel fatbike

This was a long one coming for Pete and I'm honored to have him as a customer. If you don't know him he's won several ITI's in Alaska and is an overall badass and nice guy. He initially wanted this frameset and rack to do the ITI in 2021 but then...Covid. The out and back... Continue Reading →

Scott’s Ti fatbike

Long time no post! I'll get back posting bike builds and adventures this year. This fatbike was for Scott who has a couple of Meriwether's already but this one will nicely fill out the quiver on the fat end. Built for 27.5 x 4.5" tires or 26 x 5's with Fatback carbon Big Su wheelset... Continue Reading →

TBT 2009: Dela Marin

On the actual Solstice i learned Gravy had shared my 2009 post from the insularly popular Dela Marin that has been going on since 1986. More words and pics at my old blog here! I didn't even realize that old site is still up and active, pretty wild to look back at it, and that's... Continue Reading →

Year of the bike?

In a year unlike an other it's been hard to focus on the good, but a surprising trend is that it's been a good year for bikes. Bike shops sold out of everything and had month's long waits for service. It appears the definition of 'essential worker' has expanded to include bike shop employees and... Continue Reading →

Thirty-six no.2

After building my first 36er I knew i'd have to make one for myself too one day. Well that day has come and I'm wondering why it took me so long. One benefit of waiting was the new release of carbon rims made by Braun/Alchemist. They're about 630g each and 32h unlike the other alloy... Continue Reading →

Craig’s dirtdrop 29er

Craig was looking for a bike to ride around the dirt roads and trails of Nevada City, CA. He has an Ibis Hakkalugi that he was using but he was looking for something that could fit bigger tires and rode more like a mountain bike, and had more features of a MTB like a dropper... Continue Reading →

Jake’s Ti gravel bike

Jake is one of my first Sacramento customers somehow. I'm thankful for the referral from Tim at Joule Cycling that told Jake about my new Titanium offerings. Tim ordered a sea foam green segmented fork some years ago for his custom steel singlespeed. Jake wanted a bike that would be perfect for both cross racing... Continue Reading →

Erik’s Ti 29+

Erik is a repeat offender, having a matte black steel 27.5+/29er frame and fork, a blue steel 700x40 cross/gravel frameset, and now a Ti 29+ frame to rip around Colorado. He asked for some Bontrager-style wishbone seatstays and i'm happy to have obliged because i think they turned out great. I love wishbone stays myself... Continue Reading →

Scott’s Ti 650b Allrounder

Scott's is my 8th Titanium frame, built in February. He lives in Bend, Oregon and just shared some great pics of the bike while riding out in his backyard -- a mix of BLM roads and trails that seem to go on forever, lucky guy! He wanted something that would primarily be used on dirt... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday...today 9 years ago i built my first frame (outside of the class i took in 2010). Meriwether Cycles, LLC was established in 2013 and since then has produced 135 frames and 70 forks.  This year is already unlike any other for a lot of reasons but I have about 8 frames in the... Continue Reading →

Steve’s Ti allrounder

Ok I guess this is a gravel bike? I can't seem to get myself to call this style bike a "Gravel" bike. It just doesn't accurately describe what it's built to do.  Rivendell had a model called the Allrounder many years ago and I always wanted one as a 20-something retrogrouch in Boulder. To me... Continue Reading →

Friday Fatbike Flashback

Flashback 5 years to a birthday fatbike ride where a bunch headed up to Truckee to spend a few days in the sun and mountains. It was a very mild winter in 2015, as the last 3 had been, so there’s not a lot of snow and temps were up in the mid-60’s. It really... Continue Reading →

Dispelling Fat-i-tude

Continuing to update this site with blog posts from my old site...here we go with a rant on fatbikes and plus tires, originally written 10/27/2015. "Why do you want to ride something that’s slower and heavier? Granted if you’re not a good rider and you want something that you can go over stuff, I get... Continue Reading →

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