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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 →

Carol’s allrounder

Carol wanted a bike to replace her beloved old Indy Fab but with an updated fit and updated parts. The bike is a true allrounder with geometry for gravel rides, touring, and allroad use but it'll primarily be used for commuting all year round so i suggested to outfit it with a SON eDelux headlight,... Continue Reading →

Works Components angle-headset

The Works Components angle headsets seem pretty unknown on this side of the pond (they're a UK company).  A customer shared the link with me as an option to slacken the head tube angle on his Meriwether MTB that I built him a few years ago.  The HTA of the frame is 67 degrees but... Continue Reading →

Dale’s 27.5+ Ti MTB

Dale wanted a new Titanium bike built for riding our local trails around Auburn and Tahoe with new school XC geometry. Slacker head tube angle and a longer front center but short reach for a more upright position. Finding that balance for each rider is a puzzle and each bike is different because every person... Continue Reading →

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