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 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 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 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 →
...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 →
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 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 →
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 →