Sunday, October 12, 2008

On the auction block

Some of you may have seen this bike in the pages of Dirt Rag magazine.
I finally pryed the bike loose from them and it is now up for sale, as a frame or complete.
The bike was built for someone 5'11", who lives on the East Coast,
For the complete review, go here.
Give me a holler if interested.

"And the winner is..."

This bike was built for the Interbike trade show. It hung out at the Easton/Bell Sports booth and was decked out in Easton, Fox, and WTB's finest.
On Thursday it was raffled off and given to Tim, who hails from northern Montana.
Worked out to fit him perfectly.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Big in Japan

This bike gets to go live out it's life, riding the trails in Japan.

Sounds nice.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ian's street scorcher

Another Black Cat prowling the hills.
Fast, clean, and smooth.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Russ Pope's 29er

Fresh out of the oven is this little number.
Deliciously minty panels.

One of those super cross forks by Rick Hunter.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Burnt Offering

Mike's frame has been finished as the Santa Cruz Mountains continue to burn. I didn't really think of the irony as I took the photos of the frame on a pallet pire, wiping ash from the paint between shots.

Hopefully which ever of the gods is in charge of fire will soon be appeased.

This one is off to Michigan to breathe easily.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Danny Buzzard's new ride

Dear Blog, Today i finished Danny's bike, it's grey with matt black panels and shiny black letters,
and very swoopy seat stays, and a pointy seat tube, and room for 42's, and custom dropouts, and a radiused bridge, and a pointy gusset, and true temper tubing, and pointy water bottle boss reinforcements, and then i burned my lunch.
Oh Blog, you're my best friend.No one understands me like you do.
Or, at least you don't tell me to shut up when i talk at length about myself.
Best Friends Forever

Dave's one speed 'cross bike

In a way, one speed cyclocross bikes are kinda like an abandoned mansion,
but ready to party.

Big Red

This here bike is for JB in Ashland, Oregon. He sent some photos of old fire trucks as inspiration for the paint.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Baby Blue

This one's for Eric in Pittsburg.

Large and In Charge

Kirk's bike. A study in stealth. The satin finish of this one came out pretty cool. Just enough shine.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Root Beer Float

I think this one speaks for itself.

Creativity from huffin' paint pens

I think the people that really make out on the handmade bike show shinanigans are the significant others of the builders. This is Jen's bike. She earned her frame by going on a two month vacation while it was being built. This is what happens when you enclose yourself in a poorly ventilated room for eight hours with a bike frame needing a paint job and a couple of paint pens.
Those brain cells were just slowing me down.
Yes, that top tube is radiused. Yes, that top tube is butted. Yes, everybody else uses straight gauge cromoly. No, I'm not going to tell you how I did it.

Just in case y'all forgot I make roadbikes

Fillet brazed frame, Campy Record parts kit, handbuilt wheels, 16 pounds and change. 'Nuff said.

There's a story that goes along with this lug. It involves cutting out the 1 1/4" seat tube socket, collaring an 1 1/8" seat tube to look like the others, then filleting it in while sweat brazing the rest of the lug. There's a story alright, but I'm not telling it.