Stanridge Speed

Over the past year or so, I’ve become pretty good friends with Adam Eldridge of Stanridge Speed, so it was nice to stop in and see his shop while I was in Columbus visiting Lauren’s family. To call his facilities small and intimate is an understatement. His shop is tucked away inside a community work space. A giant, 8,000sqft warehouse nestled inside a recently renovated park. He has no heat and his walls are made from corrugated metal.

Through the flickering florescent lighting, he mitres, brazes, finishes and paints his bicycle frames before sending them out all over the world. While his Highstreet may be the most popular frame, his passion is falling into cross bikes and road bikes. He likes frames that require problem solving… I documented his facilities the best I could with my 5D and my Hasselblad, which proved to be no easy task. But I feel it really captures the spirit of Stanridge Speed.

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  • Photojerk

    thanks for sharing these lovely photos. what body and lens was this?

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      5Dmkii + 50mm f1.2 L
      Hasselblad 500c/m 80mm T* f2.8

  • http://www.digicycle.net/ Tucker

    Adam is quite the entrepreneur.  This story is really inspiring.

  • http://www.neilbridge.co.uk/ Mr Bridge

    Following this guy’s daily journey on Instagram is a joy. Every bike that leaves that shop is really special.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gabriel.Gato.Ferrer Gabriel ‘Gato’ Ferrer

      mee too love the instagram….good way to see my rig come to life!

    • http://twitter.com/Choderator Chad Iverson

       That’s where I first saw his work. Always on point. Lookin’ good!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gabriel.Gato.Ferrer Gabriel ‘Gato’ Ferrer

    Ya know, because of you I found Adam. He has been the best. I enjoyed this purchase like no other item I have ever purchased. My HSP (21) is almost home. And Adam has been amazing in aiding me to pinpoint what I want and what works best as well. I went in for just a frame. Now I got a “rig” and a full build! Thanks John! Life will be the same after this. The best!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gabriel.Gato.Ferrer Gabriel ‘Gato’ Ferrer

    Ya know, because of you I found Adam. He has been the best. I enjoyed this purchase like no other item I have ever purchased. My HSP (21) is almost home. And Adam has been amazing in aiding me to pinpoint what I want and what works best as well. I went in for just a frame. Now I got a “rig” and a full build! Thanks John! Life will never be the same after this. The best!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000207728966 Charles Schoen

    When were you in Ohio my dude?

  • Ridejoyous

    Great shots of a great dude.

  • http://twitter.com/tylr Tyler Howarth

    Yo Prolls, you really need to add keyboard navigation to your big photo posts!

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      I tried it in a test site, JavaScript slowed it down a lot…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1480650772 Jack Stewart-Castner

    the sixth shot is awesome. so rad to see those tubing shapes in steel form.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gabriel.Gato.Ferrer Gabriel ‘Gato’ Ferrer

      the raw one is mine I believe… :)