Friday, March 16, 2018

Aluminum MTB tandem

 Didn't know that I made tandems ? Well, that is understandable as I have only made 9 so far. The last one I built was about 14 years ago-I don't have any of my old tandem jig stuff so I had to make some tooling for the newer jig. The process of figuring all this stuff out was really interesting-it was a challenge and proved very frustrating at times but I think the end result will be really good.
 The fame isn't quite done as all the guides and the brake mount and braces are yet to be welded on. I figured that this frame is pretty much a prototype so a photo of the not-yet-finished product was proper. This is the first aluminum tandem of my career and I'm sure that there will be more. This one is for a 160 mm shock fork and is a 29er.
My next one will be a gravel tandem and I will make a steel fork with a tapered steerer for it. I have not seen one yet so it might be up to me to be on the cutting edge of this kind of bike-even if I never sell one. I just think it would be a fun thing to ride so I might as well build one-especially after working out all the bugs on this one.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Last of the red-hot Schnozolas !

 This is one entirely built in Bruce's shop-except for the fork which was built in my shop. This bike will fit someone 6'1". I have had it since Bruce closed his shop at the end of last month. I really need the room so Bruce and I decided to power the price to $ 2,900. The original price of the bike at the handbuilt show was $ 4,500. The bike has not been ridden and has Bruce's last set of cantilever brakes and racks. This is a one-of-a-kind bike that was built by two of the oldest and most experienced builders on the planet. It's a steal. Call me at 831-429-8010 or email me at if you are interested.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

7005 race CX frame for Portland

This frame has a new style head tube-the lower is 56 mm so the frame can take a King headset instead of the usual drop-in integrated setup on most of my aluminum race frames. This large frame might benefit  from the more robust wall in the head tube-not that any others have's just a basic truth in frame building that thicker tube walls are stronger.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Three steel gravel frames for Huntington Beach, Calif.

 This is my tig SL CX model , this time with painted-to-match Enve CX forks. All three of these are going to a shop in Huntington Beach, Calif.I'm hoping that these folks will have a fun time shredding in the So-Cal hills.

aluminum gravel frames for Bishop, Calif.

 This is a his and hers matching set of 7005 aluminum gravel frames with Enve forks. These frames will not only see some high-desert duty but will probably be on many cross-country adventures. The frames are very light and should feel easy to pedal on the rough stuff.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

S-3/ Columbus 'Life' road frame

 I had to wait a few weeks for the fork to be painted but the wait was worth it. The color match is perfect and the whole package looks right. This is my most popular style of road frame and since I only have a few S-3 downtubes left, it is likely to be extinct before the end of the year. I'll definitely try to source some tubes to replicate the ride and weight of this frame but it won't ever be quite the same. I have one just like this one and have been riding it for about two years now .
 This frame also has a King headset with the subtle logo. The owner opted for a 1-1/8" steerer rather than a tapered steerer to get a 45 mm rake fork. This slightly lower trail design will give the bike a bit of a livelier front end.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Schnozola for sale- the last one !

This bike was built for NAHBS. It has a 585 top tube and a 560 seat tube. It should fit a 6'1" rider perfectly.The bike was built in Bruce's shop which will close for good at the end of this month. Bruce did more of the building on this bike than on any of the other Schnozolas. The bike has his racks and cantilever brakes-the very last set of these brakes he produced. If you want to ride across the country and have a super durable and reliable rig, as well as have some serious style you should consider getting this one. It is marked down $ 1,100 from the show price and is currently $ 3,400. It has an XT build with bar-end shifters-Bruce's style that he used for his Rock 'N Road touring rigs. You can contact me directly as the bike is now in my shop. It has never been ridden.