Category Archives: Geekhouse
My Death Spray Custom Purple Rain Camo Geekhouse Cross
My Death Spray Custom Purple Rain Camo Geekhouse Mudville Cross

David at Death Spray Custom has been painting forks for people all over the world, for what is quickly becoming the “Fork You” series. He always gives me shit about having purple bikes, and in one email he asked if I “thought I was Prince” – which quickly became the theme for this German rain camo inspired design. Before I could even argue, he told me I was getting “Purple Rain”.

David’s process on something like this must be maddening. Especially masking off every little marking over his Dark Sky Horizon fade and with the Death Spray on the inside of the fork legs…

Originally, I was going to save this fork for an upcoming project, but I thought it would look sinister on my Geekhouse Mudville instead. I do travel with, ride and shred this bike more than anything else in my stable. Personally, I think the worn and tattered powdercoat of my Mudville contrasts the funky DSC design, especially with the Chris King purple headset and bottom bracket.

Last Friday, I rode with some friends out to some trails here in Austin, jammed around a few hot laps, with my camera in a hip bag and took a few minutes to shoot this bike in the late afternoon sun…

Apr 14, 2014 13 comments
2014 NAHBS: Geekhouse Bikes – Disc Mudville Cross and Disc Hopedale Road
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Each year at NAHBS, I love how much Geekhouse steps their game up. From brightly-colored fixed gears and track bikes to classic tourers and race-ready cross bike. This year, Geekhouse is unveiling their new Hopedale Disc. By partnering with SRAM, Vittoria and Selle Italia to lace out the builds.

Since it is the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Geekhouse chose 100% made in the USA tubing, with a mix of True Temper’s S3 and OX Platinum, along with Paragon Machine Works “Low Mount” disc dropouts.

For me, the most notable detail on the bikes are the paint jobs. The paint uses a two-step process. All three show-bikes have a powder-coated base, and then Jordan Low masterfully applied wet paint in geometric patterns. The artwork, done by Adria Klora, was inspired by the Geekhouse HQ (yellow), dazzle camo (blue), and the Zakim Bridge in Boston (red).

The yellow Hopedale Disc will be heading to the owner of Cooks Paint Works in Japan, via Blue Lug Bicycle Shop after the show. The red Hopedale Disc belongs to Kyle B., in Texas, which he gave as a 30th present to himself. The blue Mudville is an extra special bike though, aside from the paint and HED wheels, SRAM Force, and Thomson components, this machine is going to someone close to Geekhouse.

View these bikes this weekend – Geekhouse Bikes is exhibiting at the North American Handmade Bike Show at booth #400.

For those who won’t be in attendance at NAHBS, each bike is highlighted in details through the lens of Heather McGrath. See all three of Geekhouse’s offerings in the Gallery!

Mar 13, 2014 11 comments
Gone Campin’
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The winter is the time of year to camp in Austin. Some of the Beat the Clock Cycling club guys and I will be spending the weekend camping and riding a nice loop I put together in the middle of hill country. While I doubt I’ll be maxed out in gearing like I was in this photo, there will be a lot of climbing and a lotta dirt. I can’t wait!

Regular posting will commence on Sunday but I’ll be posting to Instagram @JohnProlly all weekend!

Jan 31, 2014 9 comments
Geekhouse Bikes: Cyclocross Kit Pre-Order

Ok. I just want this photo to be on the front page of the site forever. Geekhouse’s ‘cross kits were a huge hit this year so they decided to put up a pre-order for those who are interested in adding a few pieces to their cycling wardrobe. They look damn good. Adria really did a great job!

Unfortunately, no one will look as rad as Cait but you can still pre-order at Geekhouse.

Jan 20, 2014 Comments are OFF
Geekhouse Bikes: Marty’s Wormtown 29′r

When I first met Marty at Geekhouse, he told me the very same thing: “Mountain biking is what first got me into cycling way back.” Here’s the second hardtail I’ve been looking at over the weekend and it just so happens that this one, like that Firefly is also from Boston.

He’s working on a batch of five, so put your order in. The Wormtown 29′r features 410mm stays, 142×12 axle, cut out seat tube and yes, those bright Geekhouse powder coats. Check out more at Geekhouse!

Jan 6, 2014 4 comments
Bicycling Magazine: Makers’ Marks by Jeremy Dunn and John Watson

You probably remember this post from last year’s NAHBS. I called it Head Shots and Head Tubes. It still, to this day, gets constant traffic and while I’m very happy with the execution, what the post lacked was a story, or a background to the faces and crown races you’re looking at.

That’s where Jeremy Dunn and Bicycling Magazine come into play. With the aid of Jeremy, we made the Head Shots and Head Tubes post a story, fit for Bicycling Magazine and their iPad App. They dubbed it Makers’ Marks (clever!)…

Check out a preview at Bicycling Magazine and download the app here!

Oct 28, 2013 2 comments