Design

Specific issues, often technical, regarding bicycle design

Jones 660 Bend H-bars

It was in 2002, or thereabouts, that I created the first Jones H-bar after holding two short pieces of tubing in my hands, out in front of me, while sitting on a bike in my shop without handle bars. More sweep seemed natural and right within the natural range of motion for my arms. 45 degrees is half way between a 90 degree […]

By |November 18th, 2013|Design, FAQs|0 Comments|

Jones Titanium Diamond frame sets and bikes

It has been a while (eg 2008) since you could get a Jones titanium Diamond frame. We have been receiving numerous requests for us to make more and we are finally pleased to announce that we’re doing a small run. They should be ready to ship by mid-November. We are taking pre-orders for frame […]

By |September 3rd, 2013|Design, Thoughts|0 Comments|

Titanium Truss fork news

We are now accepting pre-orders for the Jones titanium Truss forks.
We estimate they will be back in stock and ready to ship in late July.

 
We are also now taking pre-orders for the steel Diamond with titanium Truss fork and the steel Spaceframe with titanium Truss fork.

We also now have the  steel Diamond frame with […]

By |May 12th, 2013|Design|0 Comments|

The Long Ranger

I built this bike in 2009. It’s made from 4130 chromoly. It came about from riding the tandem home alone from the school after dropping off the kids and from riding an old heavy Chinese ‘workhorse’ bike I’ve had for an age – both are ‘long’ bikes and both very stable. The Long Ranger […]

By |April 24th, 2013|Builds, Design|10 Comments|

Jones as a City and Touring Bike

This bike was ridden and reviewed by Patrick O’Grady for Adventure Cyclist magazine.

I designed/developed/evolved the geometry of this bike out on the tight single track trails in the woods and the dirt and gravel mountain roads near my shop here in Oregon. It is a “mountain bike” but is also an All Terrain Bike […]

By |March 17th, 2013|Builds, Design, Thoughts|0 Comments|

A testing ride with Tim

Tim (my photographer friend) and I went for a ride last week. Just the loop from the shop, around and back. The trails are a little sticky in places but they’re riding well. I lent Tim a bike to ride. It was his first ride on a fat front and he was impressed enough […]

By |February 21st, 2013|Design, Rides|1 Comment|

Revel in the details

This is the latest version of my steel Diamond frame and Unicrown fork first introduced in 2010. I want to talk about some of the details, the thought that goes in to my work. People might think this is a ‘standard’ steel frame and forks. It isn’t. It began as an exceptional frameset but […]

By |February 15th, 2013|Design|0 Comments|

Knard on Jones. Another front wheel option.

OK – Surly sent me a few Knards. This is a 29×3″ tire. They’re calling it 29+ so people know there’s something extra going on here, and hopefully preventing a few “it doesn’t fit my frame!” exclamations. So, how does it fit with a Jones? Well it doesn’t fit in the rear. My bikes […]

By |November 10th, 2012|Design, FAQs, Uncategorized|1 Comment|

Eccentric Bottom Bracket (EBB)

The bottom bracket shell for the eccentric on all Jones frames has the center section machined away. This saves weight but the main reason for this is to support the EBB at the widest points. Since the EBB is supported at the widest points and not at the center, it will not rock from […]

By |November 6th, 2012|Builds, Design, FAQs|0 Comments|

6 Speed Cassettes

The next batch of Jones modified 6 speed cassettes is ready. This allows you to have 6 gears on a single speed hub for a stiffer and stronger (geared) wheel compared to a dished 9/10 speed wheel. I make each 6 speed cassette from a Shimano 9 speed cassette – a little careful machining. […]

By |October 20th, 2012|Design|0 Comments|