Sketches and ideas about bicycles


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|

North Wales snow

Dean has been riding.

This is a loop from Llanberis in North Wales up Mount Snowdon. it’s the tallest mountain in England and Wales.

Photos by Dean and Dom.

By |December 21st, 2008|Thoughts|0 Comments|

Exhibitions and Events

I’ll be at the Oregon Manifest in Portland October 10th and 11th… and then at Biketoberfest in Marin California on Saturday October 18th – more information at


By |October 8th, 2008|Thoughts|0 Comments|

Interbike Vegas

Interbike was fun but hard work too – long days and lots of talking. It was really good to see all the bike people I only see once a year.

By |October 7th, 2008|Thoughts|0 Comments|

hub set

135mm and dishless front and rear.

By |September 19th, 2008|Design, Thoughts|0 Comments|

A bike for me.

I think this is the bike I’ll be riding the most this summer.

I can run the fat front tire or a normal 29″ but the fat tire works so well for me that I’ll probably keep it on most of the time.


 It’s under 26lbs as shown, without the bottle but with the crudcatcher and bottle cage. […]

Wide front hub

I asked Paul to make this hub after seeing a 120mm dishless hub he made. This one has 135mm spacing, very wide flange spacing and builds up a very very stiff, strong and dishless front wheel.

 Here it is laced up to a Speedway Cycles 26″ fat rim.

dishless. strong. stiff.

 Here it is built into a 29″ wheel. More on this […]

By |April 25th, 2008|Builds, Design, Thoughts|10 Comments|

Portland trip

I had a great time at the North American Handmade Bike show. It was so nice to meet and talk with so many of you that I’ve been talking with via email or phone. Thanks to every one who can by to hi and talk bikes. It was a busy three days and I […]

By |March 2nd, 2008|Thoughts|0 Comments|

Fat Fork

This is now a frameset option – a truss fork that will take a standard 29″ wheel (and provide heaps of clearance) but also a standard front hub fitted a fat rim capable of running a 3.7″ tire. It is not just for snow (it just happens to be snowing in these parts at […]

By |January 28th, 2008|Thoughts|0 Comments|