There are some great details on the latest build from Sizemore and some that I wish were explained a little more (like the custom theft-resistant seat mast). The tri-tube stem and rear derailleur cable routing are pretty boss though! See more at Sizemore.
Deciding on a custom frame for your significant other can be a bit of an ordeal. Lauren and I talked about her bike for what seemed like an eternity, so I can’t imagine what it’s like to physically build a bike for your spouse. Taylor Sizemore did just that. His wife Kelsey is a purist when it comes to road bikes. She likes traditional geometries, clearances and lugged aesthetics, so convincing her that a tig welded frame that would clear 28c tires was the way to go on this ride took some time. The bike looks great and Taylor did a stellar job documenting it. See for yourself below!
I’m digging these new Sizemore tees, designed by Tyler Johnson and am honored to be ripping in the Shred Club!
“Shred club is a cycling team made up of our favorite people. We are made up of designers, business owners, teachers, models, skateboarders, artists, and cyclists.
I am unexperienced at graphic design to say the least, but I found this beautiful image that John Watson took at the Tour of California in 2012. This dude looks like he is straight out of the 70′s. I couldn’t believe it: the type is so perfect, everything really in this photo is perfection. Instantly, I thought “Bro Cycling Team” has to be done. Created a lil hunting target style emblem up front and you have the first shirt for Shred Club. We will be doing more products by partnering with some of our sponsors and can’t wait to share them with you. Pick up one of these shirts quick because you know they will go FAST!”
$25 – Printed on 5.2oz american made t-shirts”
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There are some great details on Taylor’s own Sizemore Cross. Those XTR brakes being just the beginning. Check out the war paint on the brake bridge and the even more dialed hand-lettering on the downtube. See the whole photoset from the SSCX Run here.
I have a general rule that I don’t like to double up on the front page but this new Sizemore Bicycle is rule-bend-worthy. When Matt’s training bike met an untimely death by a hand of a car, Taylor made him an identical copy. Rather than going for the raw and wax finish, he covered it in a matte navy and hand-lettered his logos. This has gotta be one of the freshest and most DIY paint job I’ve seen. Check out more at the Sizemore Flickr.
I think this is one of my favorite bikes that Taylor Sizemore has ever built. His Oregon Manifest bike is for sale and at $3,000 complete, it’s a great investment. There are more photos at the Sizemore Journal and check out all the details below, or cut to the chase and contact Taylor today!