Slow and Sandy…

Dylan wrote up his trip on the Anne Beadell Highway in Australia, a tour that's been in the making for years. I built his frame, fork, and two racks in 2018 before he moved down there and it was by far the biggest endeavor i'd undertaken so I'm happy to see it carried him and... Continue Reading →

Carrie’s 650 gravel bike

Building smaller frames is a challenge and one of the best reasons for people go custom. Seems like most my customers are at the ends of the bell curve on height. For the smaller frames especially standover matters and steepening seat tube angle actually does something more than check that box on the latest trend.... Continue Reading →

Tweaking things around a bit

There's a lot of things you can do to stock bikes to customize the fit and ride. Bike fitters may cringe at this post but I want to provide a list of things you can do to try BEFORE buying a new bike, especially a new custom bike. Bikes from almost any manufacturer are pretty... Continue Reading →

The Portage Handle

In 2015 I befriended Nicholas Carman who had a blog Gypsy by Trade. I loved reading about his bikepacking travels and offered to make him a frame. I could tell he had an interest in custom framebuilding and would be a great ambassador for Meriwether at a time when i was starting out. I offered... Continue Reading →

Kurstin’s longtail fatbike

Kurstin was looking for a longtail fatbike that he could load up and go get lost all over Nevada. The ability to carry a lot of water and food is the main reason certain (crazy) people love longtail fatbikes. There's more storage space, they are stable when loaded up with the long wheelbase, and the... Continue Reading →

TBT 2009: Dela Marin

On the actual Solstice i learned Gravy had shared my 2009 post from the insularly popular Dela Marin that has been going on since 1986. More words and pics at my old blog here! I didn't even realize that old site is still up and active, pretty wild to look back at it, and that's... Continue Reading →

Year of the bike?

In a year unlike an other it's been hard to focus on the good, but a surprising trend is that it's been a good year for bikes. Bike shops sold out of everything and had month's long waits for service. It appears the definition of 'essential worker' has expanded to include bike shop employees and... Continue Reading →

Jake’s Ti gravel bike

Jake is one of my first Sacramento customers somehow. I'm thankful for the referral from Tim at Joule Cycling that told Jake about my new Titanium offerings. Tim ordered a sea foam green segmented fork some years ago for his custom steel singlespeed. Jake wanted a bike that would be perfect for both cross racing... Continue Reading →

Scott’s Ti 650b Allrounder

Scott's is my 8th Titanium frame, built in February. He lives in Bend, Oregon and just shared some great pics of the bike while riding out in his backyard -- a mix of BLM roads and trails that seem to go on forever, lucky guy! He wanted something that would primarily be used on dirt... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday...today 9 years ago i built my first frame (outside of the class i took in 2010). Meriwether Cycles, LLC was established in 2013 and since then has produced 135 frames and 70 forks.  This year is already unlike any other for a lot of reasons but I have about 8 frames in the... Continue Reading →

Friday Fatbike Flashback

Flashback 5 years to a birthday fatbike ride where a bunch headed up to Truckee to spend a few days in the sun and mountains. It was a very mild winter in 2015, as the last 3 had been, so there’s not a lot of snow and temps were up in the mid-60’s. It really... Continue Reading →

Dispelling Fat-i-tude

Continuing to update this site with blog posts from my old site...here we go with a rant on fatbikes and plus tires, originally written 10/27/2015. "Why do you want to ride something that’s slower and heavier? Granted if you’re not a good rider and you want something that you can go over stuff, I get... Continue Reading →

Works Components angle-headset

The Works Components angle headsets seem pretty unknown on this side of the pond (they're a UK company).  A customer shared the link with me as an option to slacken the head tube angle on his Meriwether MTB that I built him a few years ago.  The HTA of the frame is 67 degrees but... Continue Reading →

Ti 36er for a friend

In fall of 2009 SSWC was held in Durango, Colorado, 10 years after the inaugural event in Rancho Cucamonga.  That first SSWC I drove out from Boulder to meet Travis and race the event.  It was my first time witnessing the CA singlespeed scene and the Amigos in orange jumpsuits.  It wasn't until recently that... Continue Reading →

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