All posts tagged Hand Built Bicycles

  • Introducing The Speedvagen OG-1

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    The Speedvagen OG-1 is finally available after being a work-in-progress for over a year. Sacha has been working hard to get the Speedvagen Ready-Made program dialed in and the OG-1 road bike is the first model to be added to that family. The OG1 is fully designed, built, painted and assembled in The Vanilla Workshop, bringing a new definition of handbuilt bicycle to the market.

    The Original Gangster OG1 is designed to be a minimalist, no-frills machine that’s bombproof and race-ready while still giving you a nice, smooth ride. You’ll be able to finally get your hands on a Speedvagen without such a long wait now! Their goal is to have the bike delivered to you within 2 weeks of ordering…wowzers.

    Here’s the nitty gritty:

    5 standard sizes ranging from 50 to 58 (50,52,54,56,58).
    2 iconic color options – Matte Army & Matte Lavender.
    Painted in house, utilizing Speedvagen Ghost graphics.
    Berzerker dropouts.
    Integrated seatmast.
    Super light custom drawn steel tubing. (Columbus and True Temper)
    Strategically placed stainless steel reinforcements.


    Shimano Dura Ace mechanical shifters and rear derailleur.
    Shimano Ultegra front derailleur, cranks and brakes.
    Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels & tires.
    Fizik Antares saddle.
    PRO handlebar wrapped in Cinelli cork tape.
    Ritchey seatpost head & painted PRO PLT stem.
    Painted ENVE 2.0 road fork.

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  • Donhou Bicycles – Rapha + Liberty Road Bike


    Perhaps you’ve already seen this beauty from Donhou Bicycles, but if not, then you’re in for a real treat.  The Rapha + Liberty is a true gem.

    This road bike was built with the idea of making a thoroughbred of a bicycle; something possessing high levels of shreddability with the comfortable glove-like fit that comes with a custom handbuilt bicycle.

    Composed of Columbus Spirit and HSS tubes, this fillet-brazed frame is outfitted with a Dura-Ace drivetrain and built up with with ENVE rims, cockpit and seatpost. While this is a dream build in my mind, my eyes can’t help but fixate on the paint…

    Have a closer look at this beauty below.

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  • Ellipsis Workshop – Deimantas Persuit


    Calling this bike “wild” would be an epic understatement. During one of my big-wave internet surfing blackholes the other night, I came across the Flickr account for a Saint-Petersburg, Russia based framebuilder, known as Ellipsis Workshop. While so many bikes on the Ellipsis Flickr caught my eye, none had me thrown as the Deimantas album.

    This pursuit bike is constructed of Columbus megatubes and Columbus MAX tubes and features a custom steastay bridge and a suprematism paint scheme. Suprematism refers to a Russian art movement, loosely based around various geometric shapes, such as squares, circles, lines and rectangles; all painted in a set range of colors.

    Give this thing a better look below, and be sure to visit the Ellipsis Flickr for more.

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  • Bishop Bikes Track Bike

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    I’m sure you’re no stranger to the amazing work of Chris Bishop. It’s been a while since one of his beautiful bicycles has graced the pages here, so here’s one of his latest works just in time for the warm weather.

    Get all the closeup details below and make sure to check out Bishop Bikes on Flickr.


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  • Bishop Classic Road Bike


    photos by Keith Trotta

    I’ve been staring at this bike right here for far too long; that tends to happen when I see new work from Chris Bishop. Like all of the builds you’ll see from Bishop Bikes, this road bike is elegantly finished and full of subtle details, making it easy to get “lost in fixation”.  Make sure to have a look at the details on this beauty below, and check out this bike’s story in pictures over at the Bishop Flickr.


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  • Brooklyn Machine Works – Gangsta Track


    photos: Kim Heikkinen

    This is one fine looking Gangsta Track. I’ve always wanted a Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta Track, and still do. It’s bare bones, has solid tire-clearance and like most bikes, looks better the more you thrash it. The orange is also very becoming…

    Be sure to check out more of Kim’s photos on Flickr and more of this Gangsta Track below.


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  • Sizemore Phin City Bicycle


    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.


    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: