All posts in Bicycle Frame Builders

  • Folly x Bryant FaTRoB

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    Man oh man, this is good. The homies over at Folly teamed up with Joshua Bryant (aka Cycles J Bryant) to create a small line of bicycles designed for whatever you can dish out. These are definitely the definition of a #getradmachine. The FaTRoB lineup includes three frames with three wheel sizes: 700c, 650b and 26″ and have clearances for tires up to 45c (or 1.9″). Huge congrats to you guys – these are some incredible made in the USA machines. Head on over to the Folly Bigcartel for more info!

    -Brian

  • Sizemore Phin City Bicycle

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    Damn, this is one killer city bike. Sizemore created this incredibly practical 26″ city cruiser for a client named Helen. Not only is it the perfect marriage of minimal yet functional, it’s also got a ton of character. Details like the tri-tube custom stem and theft resistant seat mast are some of those understated details that really set this bike apart. Be sure to check out some more shots below!

    Also, I’ve been slacking on the beautiful bicycles as of late and I’m sorry for that! I’ll be sure to get back to the regularly schedule flow of blingage you’ve come to expect over the years.

    -Brian

    Related: Sizemore Off Piste

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  • Introducing Wraith Handmade Road and Cross Frames

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    You probably know Adam Eldridge from Stanridge Speed and the number of winning track bikes he’s built over the years. Well, Adam is pioneering a new project and expanding his repertoire with Wraith Fabrication, focusing on road & cyclocross frames. Make sure to have a look at the Hustle Road Frame and the Paycheck Cross frame!

    Adam Eldridge started building high performance custom bikes 5 years ago in Columbus, Ohio. His bikes have stood at the top step of the podium at the Red Hook Crit, as well as numerous road and cross events around the country. Wraith Fabrications is a new project, removing the barriers and obstacles for many customers. The wait time is gone, shipping is free, fit is free and stock sizing allows us to hand produce the frames with best possible Columbus tubing. We’re building these amazing machines right here in the USA and offering them for a fraction of the cost of not only upper tier far east pacific production steel frames but also every other made in the USA bespoke production frame made from comparable steel.

    “We want to have fun. Shred. It doesn’t matter what kind of bike you’re on. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing. Our machines are made here in the USA by hand. We’re celebrating the brotherhood. It’s about the ride. It’s about getting more folks on a crazy nice frame. We want to see where you ride. We want to hear about your adventures. It’s an honest, sincere desire to fit folks on the best bikes possible. No over design, just simple items made from the best materials available”. – Adam Eldridge – Owner of Wraith Fabrications -

    Both Road and Cross models are available, The road frame is complete Columbus Life with upgraded Life S-bend stays. The CX main triangle is Life and the stays are Zona S-bend. Both bikes include the newly released Columbus FEL 1.5 in tapered forks. Triple butted where its counts, Sexy where it matters, no corners are being cut in production. Closer examination revels industry firsts, such as, the specific bespoke aluminum internal cups in the Head tube. The price reflects Wraith’s commitment to the customer and not the margin, other brands charge twice as much for a similar frame. We are removing the ego and putting the rider first, building a production bike that performs all day long and performs like the custom bike built just for you.

    For more info, and to keep up with Adam & his projects:

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    -Brian
  • Death Spray Custom & Saffron Frameworks


    A short featuring the work of Death Spray Custom and Saffron Frameworks – two of London’s best, collaborating on a sure-to-be beautiful bicycle. That fork is electric!

    -B

  • Stanridge Cycles For Red Hook Crit

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    Ohio based Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce the arrival of Katie Arnold to the team as it heads into it’s 3rd season competing in the Red Hook Crit Series. Arnold will join previous Red Hook winner and Cat 1/Pro, Evan Murphy at the start line in NYC this weekend.

    This years Red Hook Crit program began in October of last year while in Shoreditch, London visiting Death Spray CustomBen Eine‘s work on Mother London caught the eye of Stanridge Cycles Owner Adam Eldridge. After returning to the states Ben was contacted and it was on. Ben hand painted both frames for the event.

    This year Enve Composites, Paul Components and Vittoria Tires have joined as new team sponsors while Endo Custom remains as the jersey maker. Riders will use a variation of the iconic Stanridge HSP MkII (pictured) during the series to showcase a team that competes at the highest level of fixed crit racing.

    “I enjoy creating bikes for this series. Having these frames used under race conditions means much more to me than hanging them on display at a bike show. They’ll get beat up, scratched and used which is perfectly fine with me”.  - Adam Eldridge, Owner of Stanridge Cycles.

     

  • Cycles d’Autremont: Jay B’s Neo Retro Road

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    Talk about a loving wife…Jay is one lucky guy. One of the latest builds from my buddy Hubert at Cycles d’Autremont of Burlington, VT is Jay B’s Neo Retro road bike; a 30th birthday gift from his wife. Blending classic style and modern component, this bike beautifully fuses the best of both worlds. Check out a few more shots below and make have a look at some of the other bikes I’ve featured from Cycles d’Autremont.

    -B

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  • Stanridge Speed and Ben EINE for Red Hook Crit 2014

    Damn, this is gonna be something else! Can’t wait to see what Stanridge & EINE come up with.

    Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce our collaboration with Ben EINE for the Red Hook Crit this year. EINE is a world renowned graffiti artist who has collaborated with Banksy and has work hanging in the White House. Ben will be hand painting the two iconic Stanridge High Street frames that will be raced during this years Red Hook series.

    The custom bikes will be piloted by elite cyclocross racer Katie Arnold, and previous Red Hook winner Evan Murphy. Look for more from Stanridge as the bikes are done and race day approaches.

    -B

     

  • Sunrise Cycles Does It Again…

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    Yeah, that’s the headtube. Go ahead, pick your jaw back up and check out the rest of the latest creation from Sunrise Cycles. This frame gives a whole new meaning to the art of bicycle framebuilding. I really don’t know what to say about this frame other than it has my mind blown; I don’t even know how long I stared at these photos for. Make sure to have a better look below and see the whole set on Flickr.

    -B

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  • Field Cycles Track Bike

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    It’s been a while since I’ve posted a beautiful bicycle up, and for that I’m sorry. Packing up your life of 6.5 years in a matter of weeks isn’t easy; and don’t get me started on the visa process. Anyway, I really like what the folks at Field Cycles of Sheffield are up to and this track bike seemed like the perfect way of freshening things up around here.

    At first glance, I thought this was a carbon track bike simply due to the shape of the tubes. Though after further inspection, I learned it was built Reynalds oval tandem tubing and can only imagine how stiff this bike must be. Oh, and how about that paint? When I was first scrolling through photos of this bike, I couldn’t help but think of Beetlejuice…right? Get a closer look at this beauty below and make sure to have a look at the other offerings from Field Cycles.

    -B

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  • Ahearne Cycles Stainless Steel Touring Bike

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    John and Adam may have already beat me to it, but this Stainless Steel Touring bike by Ahearne Cycles is absolutely fantastic. I’ve always admired Joseph’s work and especially his attention to detail; this bike is a perfect example of how little things can really set a bicycle apart (i.e. that spork!). Check out a grip of photos over on the Ahearne Cycles Flickr and be sure to have a look at the other bikes I’ve featured from Ahearne!

    -B

  • Wittson Triple Triangle Track Frame

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    Mindaugas and his father from Lithuania just sent me over some photos of their most recent Wittson build, a custom titanium track bike featuring a triple-triangle, paragon dropouts and Grade 9 titanium. This is only the 4th frame to come from Wittson, so be sure to keep an eye on their progress!

    -B

  • Black Sheep Bikes Titanium Phat Luna Fat Bike

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    Seeing this titanium fat bike by Black Sheep Bikes is really making me regret selling my fat bike; okay, well only sort of. I’ll likely own another fatty in the future, but in the mean time some of my other loves needed some serious TLC, so they took precedence.

    Anyway, if you think this Phat Luna is wild you need to seesome of James and Todd’s other work (if you haven’t already)! I saw a few of their bikes out at the 2013 NAHBS and was blown away. They even took home the “Best Titanium” and “Best Tandem” awards! See more of their work over on their gallery page!

    -B