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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 🙂

tbt Erik’s 29/27.5+

This is Erik's 1st of 3 bikes, another repeat offender. Back in 2015, the combo of 29/27.5+ was all the rage because Bikepacking was also becoming popular and having a frame that could fit a plus tire for touring while a narrower 29" tire for daily trail use was very appealing. I'd say the majority... Continue Reading →

tbt Andrew’s 27.5+

Andrew started Bedrock Bags some years ago and I've had a handful (bag-ful?) of bags made by him over the years. I learned of Bedrock when visiting a friend in Durango in 2014 when we stopped in at Revolution Cycles and chatting with Joey who now happens to work at Bedrock too. The bike is... Continue Reading →

Tim’s Ti gravel bike

Tim is getting himself a nice 50th birthday present here with a Ti gravel bike with Shimano GRX, ENVE stem, seatpost, fork, and G23 wheels. The blue bits include a White Industries headset which matches pretty nicely with the Wolftooth seat tube collar and bar tape on Ritchey Butano bars. It's hard to find a... Continue Reading →

tbt Craig’s fatbike/29+

Craig's fat/29+ is a true multi-purpose overlander that calls the PNW it's home. He swaps between 26x4.8" or 29x3" wheelsets depending on the ride and conditions. I built it with a sleeved unicrown fat fork but it has suspension-adjusted geometry for a 120mm fork. The powdercoat is so awesome when it hits the sunlight...

Ron’s Ti 27.5plus

Ron was convinced to give a Meriwether a try by his good friend Dale who has been riding a Ti 27.5 for a few years. We had a bit of a delay (understatement) in the Shimano parts arriving because of the Covid supply shortage, but eventually enough parts arrived and I was able to find... Continue Reading →

Sue’s Snackpacker

Sue spends a ton of time on her bike at home and around the world. She's up in AK and was influenced by Nick's pink bike some years ago. Before this bike she had a Mone' La Roca and loved it but wanted a little longer version to fit her better and get a little... Continue Reading →

tbt Sean’s singlespeed fatbike

That one is a crazy lookin frame! There isn't another like it out there with the curved wishbone seatstays. Sean wanted a frame and fork for his riding around central Alaska. It's suspension adjusted geometry, high BB to clear all that snow, has rear rack mounts, short chainstays with Rocker dropouts, and fits 26x4.8's, 29x3's,... Continue Reading →

Jason’s klunkpacker

Jason's steel frame and fork are built for the long haul with a classic klunker look. He requested a frame geometry he knew he loved, but with adjustable dropouts to modify chainstay length and wheelbase. Frame and fork have lots of bosses to attach water and bags including the now popular bosses on the lower... Continue Reading →

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