Category Archives: frames
When Austin, Texas based Fairdale first came onto the cycling market, it all began with the Skate Rack. Soon, ex-pro BMXr Taj Mihelich and his team at OTX began designing commuter bikes and other around-town / get outta-town rides.
From there, Fairdale grew and in my opinion, it wasn’t until the Weekender OG that the company reached its full potential. A 1×9 disc, townie bar cruiser quickly took over. Now just about every city has fleets of Weekenders rolling around, all built up differently, as per the customer’s specific needs. Even the production models have options now: a drop bar with disc and a canti version.
For 2014, Fairdale is set to release their most ambitious project yet: the Goodship road bike. A race-inspired geometry, paired with Fairdale sensibilities. Utilizing the Odyssey integrated head tube, scaled for a road bike, an ENVE road fork and a custom pulled Japanese Drawnright tubeset. This tubeset is custom butted, heat treated, custom shaped and tuned to Fairdale’s specifications.
The JYD frame. The ultimate around town, take the bum trail to your favorite bar, street or dirt ready shred sled. It’s simple, fun and yep, singlespeed.
Jeff from All-City has been talking about doing this frameset for some time now. He wanted to call it the “Junkyard Dog”, but went with JYD instead.
Segmented fork, threaded BB and yes, canti studs, clearances for a monster 29′r tire, gussets, fender mounts, you name it, the JYD is ready for it… all for $550 frameset.
See more at All-City and more photos below!
Nao at Tomii Cycles has been working on pulling together a cross team for this year’s season and we all know that paint can make, or brea… ok, nevermind. What I’m trying to say is that paint is very important to a team bike.
This year, Tomii reached out to JL Custom Paint to do his thing and the end result is insane. See more of the 2014 Team Stampede at the Tomii Cycles Flickr!
Damn. The newest from Milwaukee Bicycle Co is a head turner for sure. The Mettle is their new and improved disc cyclocross bike. It features a tapered head tube, large diameter top and down tubes, stainless disc dropouts, a stainless stay protector, Whisky parts fork and a slick, classic paint job. These frames are made in the USA by Waterford Precision Cycles from True Temper OX Platinum Tubing.
Seriously, this bike looks amazing. Head over to the Ben’s Cycle Blog for more information and contact Milwaukee Bicycle Co for ordering.
Cross is coming but this thing wants to shred trails now!
With the success of the Bikes and Faces of the Oregon Outback post, I figured diving a little deeper into one bike couldn’t hurt. As I said before, a lot of people were on hardtail or rigid MTBs. While the top two finishers (Ira and Jan) were on drop-bar touring / road bikes, a majority of the field chose the stability and control of a full-on 29r, 27.5 and even 26″.
Shawn from Ruckus took the Oregon Outback as an opportunity to create a bike, specifically for this bikepacking outing and the resulting design is pretty bad ass, not to mention, featherlite!
Read up more below!
Ian from Icarus is selling a size 51cm ST by 52cm TT commuter / gravel rider cantilever frameset for $1900 including a paint job by Circle A. Head over to Icarus for the details.
To commemorate the the 2014 Tour of California’s women’s circuit race, Ritte is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Bosberg size small (53cm TT, 44cm ST). All proceeds from the auction will go to the Women’s Cycling Association. Get your bid in now because the auction will only the length of the ATOC: Sunday, May 11th – May 18th.
Head over to eBay to bid and check out more photos below.
Bens Cycles just received their shipment of Bianchi Super Pista frames. Available in red and black with celeste. See stock at Bens Cycle.
Man. Some of the designs that Firefly is doing with anodizing their titanium frames are so wild! See more of this geometric seat tube at the Firefly Flickr.
Photo by Anthony Bareno
Eric from Winter is slayyyyyyying it this year! Here’s the latest, the Sean-nós frameset, a sportif road:
“The Sean-nós is designed to run modest width tyres and mudguards under a mid reach brake. The heat treated, thin wall steel tubing is joined with clean, crisply carved continental style lugs. The quickly raked fork and open scalloped drop out treatment are reminiscent of an older style. The Sean-nos is equally at home in the mountains, rain and rougher roads The racing green metallic paint and gold box lining are provided by Keith Anderson.
54 seat tube and 55 top tube with an optional 120mm Winter French point stem.
This frame is currently available – holler at Winter and see more photos at the Winter Flickr.