Matt’s dirtdrop 27.5plus

Matt contacted me wanting a quiver-killer bike - something that would be run riding dirt of all types but mostly around his homeland of Nevada City, CA where there are tons dirt roads, loamy wooded singletrack, and unique canal trails that link for miles and miles. You can easily ride all day from the house... Continue Reading →

Nick’s fatbike

Nick has been rocking his pink Meriwether 29+ since 2015. It's been down Baja, to Croatia, and crossed Africa to name a few spots. Nick has tried a couple other hardtails in the last two years but keeps coming back to the pink bike with his signature portage handle. Apparently we got the bike right for... Continue Reading →

A couple weeks off…

...having a great vacation to the high country where I joined in on the last three days of a friend's 50th birthday ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango. So great reconnecting with old friends and meeting a couple of new ones while camping with bikes. I had ridden most of the CT... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Ti

Timmy posted a write up with his thoughts on his new Ti-RAD "RideAllDay" bike (that I'm trying my best not to call a gravel bike). He has been riding a lightweight tubeset Reynolds 853 steel frame that I made and loves, so it's interesting to see what he thought about a similar geometry Ti bike.... Continue Reading →

State of the Union

I've been neglecting the website and blog for no other reason that i've been busy. My Dad passed away in May and I haven't been inspired to write with all that's been going.  I'm still building bikes but at a slower rate (and fewer) since I'm getting less orders and overall interest.  Each frame is... Continue Reading →

Gravel bike – SOLD!

Seen here is my personal gravel bike that i made in 2017. The geometry is somewhat relaxed for long rides and tours, the bottom bracket height is nicely low and feels well grounded. It's a great riding bike and looks awesome with the sky blue powdercoat that has a big sparkle in the sunlight. Here... Continue Reading →

Abe’s 29 plus or minus

Abe and I met about 5 years ago at the local bike shop where i was displaying my bikepacking rig as Isaac was giving a talk on the art of bikepacking.  I remember Abe talking about wanting a custom bike some day and that if he were to pull the trigger it would be for... Continue Reading →

Gravel, road, and getting older

I've never been one to enjoy road riding. I respect those that do and race but it just wasn't for me. It was always a thing I had to do whether it was riding to trails or all serious n stuff training for racing in the winter months when the trails were covered in snow... Continue Reading →

First Ti build

It's been something I've wanted to do for awhile but never thought i'd be able to. McGovern had given me a bag full of scrap Ti he had lying around the shop and it took me until now to cut them up and melt together. After talking to a few other builders that have transitioned... Continue Reading →

Not NAHBSing

The handbuilt bike show is only a short distance from my shop but i'm not going to have a booth this year. I will, however, be walking the floor Saturday and saying hello to builders and seeing their great bike builds.  I'll be the only blond haired and balding skinny white guy wearing a Meriwether... Continue Reading →

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