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 →

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 →

Jason’s Ti gravel bike

Jason bought my personal MTB a couple of years ago and loves it. We are almost the same dimensions so it fit him really well. It also convinced him to get in the queue for another bike. For the new bike he was looking for an adventure bike for rides from home that have a... 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 →

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 →

Ryan’s Ti 29er singlespeed

I don't build many complete bikes, especially as complete as this one. Ryan had a vision of what he wanted to get built for his 40th birthday and what you see below is the result. It took longer than expected to get the parts (new normal) so it didn't arrive on time to celebrate with... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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