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TBT 2015. Torsten’s 29+

This was my first customer from another country, Torsten in Germany. I haven't received any new photos but these are from his first ride and then from his first tour in Oman. He wanted the frame raw and got it painted with a carbon fork near him so I never got to see this awesome... Continue Reading →

TBT 2015: Russell’s 29er

Because I switched over in 2014 to another website that i switched back from in 2018, I am going to post a TBT photo of each bike I built in that missing 4 year time period that doesn't have a Build Report (assuming i have a photo for the complete build). So here goes. First... Continue Reading →

Mike’s Ti singlespeed

This winter when i was laid up in bed recovering from surgery on my knee, I put out a call for help in finding a physical therapist that would help me get back to doing what I love to do. There are a lot of PT's and chains out there but i wanted someone like... Continue Reading →

My Instagram account was suspended because it “didn’t follow their community guidelines”… no warning just gone and I have no idea why. The first time I disagreed and someone emailed apologizing for the mistake. The second time they asked for a verification selfie holding a piece of paper with my name, Instagram handle, and a... Continue Reading →

Slow and Sandy…

Dylan wrote up his trip on the Anne Beadell Highway in Australia, a tour that's been in the making for years. I built his frame, fork, and two racks in 2018 before he moved down there and it was by far the biggest endeavor i'd undertaken so I'm happy to see it carried him and... Continue Reading →

Jay’s Klunkpacker

Jay is the proprietor of YouBet bikes in Nevada City, CA. Kurt of YouBet also got a bike but of the Ti gravel type, and I just wrote a build report of his wife Carrie's 650 steel gravel bike! Full house of Meriwether's there! Jay's bike started with some very rough hand drawn sketches on... Continue Reading →

Carrie’s 650 gravel bike

Building smaller frames is a challenge and one of the best reasons for people go custom. Seems like most my customers are at the ends of the bell curve on height. For the smaller frames especially standover matters and steepening seat tube angle actually does something more than check that box on the latest trend.... Continue Reading →

Powers new gravel ride

This bike is adding to AP's quiver of Meriwether's and likely replacing the lugged fork crown cross bike I made several years ago before disc brakes had caught on...so now she has flat-mounts and can stop! The frame is made a mix of tubing sources but the front triangle is Reynolds 853, the downtube is... Continue Reading →

Laura’s Ti fatbike

Laura's has a couple of steel Meriwether's - one blue fatbike made several years ago with a custom rigid fork, and a 27.5+ MTB in a sparkly pink & leopard outfit. This new fatbike replaces the blue one and as you can see she upped her game asking for a reproduction of the OG Rhygin... Continue Reading →

June’s steel cross-gravelbike

Before the recent Gravelbike explosion, cyclocross bikes were used to ride almost anywhere - long road rides, bikepaths, singletrack, dirt roads, and all on 700x34's which by today's standards is very small. They're not that much different in geometry except for a little lower BB height, a little longer and slacker front end, maybe a... Continue Reading →

Scott’s Ti 29er

Scott's Ti 29er is just a regular ole MTB. It's not downcountry, doesn't claim to have forward geometry, it isn't super slack or super short, it doesn't fit any new geometry trend. It's just a well-tested geometry for XC and all-around trail riding. The frame will fit a 2.6" tire with the Rocker dropouts forward... Continue Reading →

Doug’s fade to black

Doug was one of the first to buy a Meriwether Metallica shirt and thanks to Covid-cash a year or so later put down a deposit on a Ti gravel frame. He had a pretty solid idea of what he wanted for geometry and fit, wanting to improve upon his current bike and get it made... Continue Reading →

Paul’s 29+

Paul's sea foam green 29 plus bike is his 2nd Meriwether, the first being a fatbike some years ago. He lives in a relatively far away land, in the great white north, a place that I visited for the 24 hours of light bike event 20 years ago before building bikes. It's a place i'd... Continue Reading →

Kurt’s Ti gravel bike

I've never been good at coming up with names for bike models, probably why i just stick to custom frames. Hopefully the photos are enough to tell you what this bike was built to do. Kurt works at YouBet! Bikes in Nevada City and bought this as a birthday present for himself. His last custom... Continue Reading →

Breaking the leg, Part 2

My Instagram post and Part 1 of my story about skiing and breaking my leg had more interest and comments than I'd expected. I feel like I got glimpse into what people would've said at my Memorial. Thanks everyone that reached out and basically said "i'm glad you're still alive!" One of the worries I... Continue Reading →

Breaking the leg, Part 1

(This is a two part blog that I'm writing about my Friday the 17th misadventure. I'm in bed at home with a broken leg and bars sticking out of my femur and tibia bolted together with carbon fiber rods...so i have a lot of time on my hands. It's in no way related to framebuilding... Continue Reading →

Russell’s steel 29er

Russell already has two Meriwether's but sold his first 29er to get an update with even shorter chainstays, steeper seat angle, slacker head tube angle and longer reach. The main design criteria was to get the chainstays as short as possible for a 2.5" tire. Since the recent (relative) abundance of steel aftermarket yokes I... Continue Reading →

Tweaking things around a bit

There's a lot of things you can do to stock bikes to customize the fit and ride. Bike fitters may cringe at this post but I want to provide a list of things you can do to try BEFORE buying a new bike, especially a new custom bike. Bikes from almost any manufacturer are pretty... Continue Reading →

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