Thoughts

Sketches and ideas about bicycles

NYC MAD trip

We went to the exhibit opening in NY at The Museum of Arts and Design and had a great time. I was thrilled to meet the other builders and some of the people that helped make the exhibit happen.

Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
May 31- Aug 15, 2010

Here is a portion of the video playing at […]

steel frame set

It’s the same color as this one.

By |March 28th, 2010|Thoughts|1 Comment|

Another little movie

Here’s another clip from my video experiments. I still can’t get the sound to transfer so you’ll have to imagine (for now) the wind noise, occasional tire/trail fx and me muttering something or other at the end.

Next up might well be a rear facing camera looking at a six-speed set-up in action. For now […]

By |February 24th, 2010|Rides, Thoughts|2 Comments|

Busy – nothing to announce (yet)

Sorry, realize I haven’t blog’ed for a while but I’ve been busy. A few steel and titanium bikes have been built, prepped and shipped to customers and I’m doing a lot of new stuff too. Several plans are coming together pretty well and the future’s bright. It’s very much wait and see though – […]

By |February 19th, 2010|Rides, Thoughts|3 Comments|

4130 cromo steel Truss fork

When I built my first Spaceframe in 2003 I used 4130 cromo.

I’ve been asked many times about the possibility of a steel Truss fork and Spaceframe and I’ve been wanting to build a set for a while.

The fork went together well.

It’s heavier than the titanium Truss but it’s lighter than the more normal steel […]

By |December 17th, 2009|Builds, Design, Thoughts|4 Comments|

Neil’s bike and news

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 […]

By |December 1st, 2009|Builds, FAQs, Thoughts|0 Comments|

pure ss test ride

Finished and took it for a ride yesterday. I’ll clean, tune and pack it this weekend.

No hanger and no derailleur cable guides.

135mm fork spacing with Paul Whub.

By |June 19th, 2009|Thoughts|Comments Off on pure ss test ride|

A bike fest in the Philippines

I was out of the shop but I’m back now. I was invited to a bike festival in the Philippines and I hadn’t been there before and there was going to be a lot of riding so I went. Plus it was snowing here and hot and sunny there. I had to go.

There was […]

By |May 4th, 2009|Thoughts|0 Comments|

2fat

The fat tire bike is finished and I’ve been riding. This bike is a lot of fun. The traction and cushioning from the big tires really makes new types of riding possible.

I have plans on a production version of this and I’m working towards that now. It will probably be available in steel or […]

By |April 22nd, 2009|Builds, Design, Rides, Thoughts|7 Comments|

Off dirt riding

I’ve been riding my bike on the road a little more this year than in the past. I’ve always ridden the road but never really got into traditional “road” bikes or road racing. I have always ridden the road to go some place or just explore.

The skinny tires and drop bars just didn’t allow […]

By |March 24th, 2009|Design, Rides, Thoughts|5 Comments|