Isaac’s foothills tourer

I forgot to post some photos up from Isaac's touring bike build. I was under a self-induced deadline to get this thing built for his annual Chillbilly ride last Saturday so lost track. Some fun old-school things I've never done before on this bike like under BB cable routing for the downtube mounted shifters, and... Continue Reading →

Sean’s all-rounder all dressed up

Sean sent some pictures of his bike all built up!  Jordan Low did the paint work, Sean built it and took the photos.  NAHBS ready even if I'm not.  I already blabbed about it HERE so i'll refrain and just show his pictures.  Hope you enjoy.    

Donny’s 29er

Donny wanted a lifelong bike, something he could rail on from Crested Butte to Chile. He wanted to have a stiff rear triangle for out of the saddle climbing, and a rig to bikepack around South America where he spends a lot of time being a ski guide.  The geometry could take many routes with... Continue Reading →

Sean’s fat road cross tourer

Sean's frame and fork are done! I am not sure what to call this bike, but it's a true all-rounder. I built this frame based off traditional touring geometry with angles of 72/73 (HTA/STA) with a custom fit based on his dimensions and previous bikes he likes.  It fits up to 2.4" tires (he'll be... Continue Reading →

Funnest bike I’ve ever ridden

...and i'm definitely not just saying that because I made it 🙂 Some info on the build: XX1 crank, X01 rear derailleur and cassette and shifter, 120/100mm Fox Talas CTD tapered 15QR fork with remote lever to switch between CTD settings (sussy-swanky!), Race Face Turbine 90mm stem, Answer Protaper 20/20 bars, Paul's Love levers with... Continue Reading →

Powers’ cross frameset

Some photos of Power's new cross bike. It's going to be her training, 'credit-card' touring bike, and general all-rounder to ride into the ground when she's not racing.  She wanted to run mustache bars so i shortened the top tube a bit to account for the increased reach of those bars.  Pretty standard geometry for... Continue Reading →

Elevated chainstay fatbike

Elevated chainstay bikes usually just plain ugly. But they're practical for a few reasons.  They prevent chainsuck and allow for shorter chainstays for a given tire size than on a traditional double-diamond frame without any dimpling/crimping of the tubing.  They are  less stiff laterally at the bottom bracket but especially on a fatbike running 5psi..I... Continue Reading →

Decals

After trying out Kinkos/FedEx for vinyl die-cut decals, I wanted an upgrade. The vinyl would tear pretty easy and is relatively thick. They just didn't last that long. After waiting too long and getting almost no response from the other bike decal company, Ryan of Smudgemo and I went in on an order to get... Continue Reading →

BobB’s Rotundcycle

I've kept frame #21 a secret since MT was going to surprise her hubby BobB for his 60th birthday with a custom fatbike. Even though Bob's the most un-tech person I know I didn't post any build shots of the bike until he received it (unless you check out my Flickr).  I've known and ridden... Continue Reading →

Death by Misadventure

That title (Death by Misadventure) has to be one of my favorite three word phrases of all time. It would make an excellent band name. I came across it when following the rabbit hole of Google that started on looking for a Black "color" for Timmy's bike on the Prismatic Powder website (which is a... Continue Reading →

Paul’s frame is done

Paul is the proud new parent of a 4lb. 8oz frame.  It's headed off to powdercoating on Friday for a coat of RAL6011 green.  (As an aside, i learned that Ventana powdercoats frames in their shop for a reasonable cost! They're 80min away from me whereas my current place is 'only' 60min away so until... Continue Reading →

Frame 15’s glamour shots

Finished this frame Saturday after cleaning up the extra brass, reaming and facing the head and seat tubes. The heat sinks do an awesome job of saving the cutting tools. I barely had anything to do on the seat tube especially.  I'm going with a seat clamp on this frame from DKG to make sure... Continue Reading →

Frame 14 all done sans paint

Here's the finished unfinished singlespeed cross frame.  It may be awhile before paint it and build it up but here are some photos.  The alignment turned out better once I put in the seatstays somehow.  Here are some numbers: -- Seat tube off the centerline to the driveside by 0.4mm, no second pass or coldsetting.... Continue Reading →

Frame 13 painted and done!

A few photos of the finished product, more later when it's in its natural habitat (singletrack). I tried a new type of paint and really dig it.  Blue f'ing sparkles baby! It's a MUCH thicker rattle-can paint than anything else I've tried, so will hopefully resist scratches better.  The one major downfall of rattlecan is... Continue Reading →

TK’s frame finished but no paint yet

It was 82 degrees on Saturday, then a little wet weather came in Sunday afternoon and it's been snowing ever since.  The heavy white layer on the newly green grass and leafing trees is a beautiful thing. I do feel a bit sorry for the smushed early-to-bloom wildflowers that thought the snow had stopped for... Continue Reading →

Frame 10 is a true all-rounder

This bike is my pick for the one bike i'd take to a deserted island, or if i only had ONE choice out of all my bikes. I'd probably actually make it a 1x9 or singlespeed and take that since I'd probably have no tools on said island. But then again, with the cable-disc brakes,... Continue Reading →

Meet T’s Fatbike

Frame #11 is completed, painted, ridden, tested, muddy, snowy, and all is good. No doubt, with this weird design there are a couple of minor issues, but nothing to worry about.  I'm pretty happy how it turned out and that it rides quite nicely, if I do say so myself.  To sum up, the bike... Continue Reading →

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