Category Archives: frame builders
Stinner’s Interpretation of the Urban Cruiser

The guys at Stinner Frameworks have been killing it in terms of their new bike models and projects, many of which we hope to dig a little deeper into over the next few months. Santa Barbara is a surfer hotspot and a beach town. Having grown up at the beach myself, I can say for certain the bicycle of choice where the land meets the ocean is the cruiser. Maybe that’s what inspired this new steel urban bike, dubbed the Cabrillo? I think it looks great, but needs some damn balloon tires! See more details at Stinner!

May 6, 2016 5 comments
Standard Byke Co Rudeboy Hardtail 29r
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Standard Byke Co has been pushing their offerings over the years. Beginning as a BMX company, they’ve branched into ‘cross bikes and now, rowdy hardtails, built specifically for all-mountain riding. The name of this long-travel 29’r frame is the “Rudeboy” which pays respect to the team that is bringing the party back to racing: Team Rudeboy. The first batch of Rudeboys are for a team of sorts in Colorado, who will be tackling longer distance rides in the front range. They’re built custom for each rider, all with head tube angles of around 67 – 68º, with a 424mm chainstay, 44mm headtube, a 140mm PIKE and with internal dropper routing. If you’d like more specs or photos, you can see them below and if you’d like to order one, holler at Standard! Thanks to Adam for sending this over! (more…)

May 5, 2016 7 comments
The Firefly Gallery
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Well, it’s not really a gallery, it’s a new website that features a gallery. So if you’d like to drool over some Beautiful Bicycles, go check out Firefly‘s new site!

May 3, 2016 2 comments

Here’s Charge UK’s submission to the Hack Bike Derby. Man, that event looks like so much fun!

May 2, 2016 No comments yet
Huy’s Standard Byke Co ‘Cross Bike
Huy's Standard Byke Co 'Cross Bike

Back when a lot of bmx companies were in the throes of making fixed gears and track bikes, Standard decided to just jump right into making cyclocross bikes. They’re made-to-order, super clean with internal routing and a powder coat color of your choice. Huy has a BMX background and when he found out about the SBC ‘cross bikes, he had to have one. A few months later and this beaut showed up, with a candy blue powder coat, awaiting parts. At the MWBA Pancake Breakfast I took some time documenting this no-nonsense race or fire road-ready frame.

May 1, 2016 46 comments
New Belgium and Detroit Bikes

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that bikes and beer go well together. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, New Belgium teamed up with Detroit Bikes on a limited edition cruiser. Wait, is 2,500 still considered “limited?” Whatever! These bikes look great and they’re all over to non-endemic media, so head over to New Belgium to see more!

Apr 28, 2016 No comments yet
His and Hers Jerome Cycles Townies – Kyle Kelley
His and Hers Jerome Cycles Townies

His and Hers Jerome Cycles Townies
Photos by Kyle Kelley, words by John Watson

Being able to ride with your partner can be one of the most cherished experiences in any relationship. Now, whether or not it’s on the road, or a trail, or even just around town is contingent upon that couple’s own experiences on the bike, naturally. When this couple in particular decided they wanted new townie bikes, they contacted Southern California frame builder Jerome Cycles, who gladly took on the project. These bikes are traditional porteurs, with a large, flat rack platform and a geometry designed to accommodate a decent load like a bag of groceries. This functionality is only increased with Son hubs and Edelux II lamps, custom stems, PAUL Brakes, White Industries cranks and pedals with T11 hubs, laced to Velocity Synergy rims.

The most striking thing about this project are the colors. A dark, midnight blue for him and a burnt mustard for her, these two colors, matched with the Jerome Cycles headbadges really make these frames pop with character. I can’t wait to see how these bikes patina over time!

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Apr 26, 2016 20 comments
Breadwinner’s Goodwater 27.5+ Hardtail Has Landed

One of my favorite bikes from NAHBS is now available as a custom model within Breadwinner’s extensive bicycle lineup. The Goodwater is a 27.5+ hardtail that can also take a 29’r wheelset. It’s got internal routing, Di2-ready integration and thru-axles. This bike is high on my list of hardtails and honestly, I’m really pumped for Tony and Ira. Check out the Goodwater at Breadwinner!

Apr 21, 2016 No comments yet