Some answers to common questions I get asked about my bikes, h-bars and the like.
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 […]
A few years ago I was invited to a bike festival in the Philippines. I didn’t know what to expect but it was certainly an opportunity I couldn’t miss. I am so glad I went. It was an amazing experience. I wrote about it in a previous blog post. And there’s a video taken […]
I custom build all the wheels for the bikes and rolling chassis that we sell. I built my first wheels in 1985 and I still love it. I spend too much time doing it. I have a method and I get the tension very even and the wheel true and round. I seat the […]
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 […]
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 […]
The new Big Fat Larry 4.5″ tire fits with room to spare in the truss and the fat unicrown fork.
I’m not long back from Interbike – the big trade show here in the US and a great opportunity to see what’s what with cycling. I had a great time and was able to introduce the new Jones production frame-sets that I have had made for me. I’m now getting the details of what’s […]
I’ve had requests for more pictures of Neil’s bike with the fenders.
Neil’s bike is now built and shipped. He should have it soon.
This is one of the last bikes I’ll be building with Merlin made frames and forks.
Merlin informed us, after we had placed an order for more frame sets with them, that they wont be able to build for us anymore. They wont be […]