Eric Estlund of Winter Bicycles like many builders, is beginning to step into the production / semi-custom market. While he’s still making fully custom frames, his recent Pelican rando project for Box Dog Bikes marked a new direction for Winter. At his NAHBS booth this year, Eric displayed two semi-custom production bikes. One of which is en route to Texas now. Still, I couldn’t take my eyes off this track bike…
It’s not easy finding a frame builder to crank out a production run on bikes. Most builders are slammed, with full queues and lack the facilities to undertake even a small batch. But when Box Dog Bikes approached Eric at Winter about making six of their Pelican randonneur frames, he couldn’t resist. There’s a whole Winter Flickr set outlining the process and more information can be found at Box Dog Bikes. Regarding ordering, call the shop!
Photo by Anthony Bareno
“On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (11:00 am, 11 November, 1918) the armistice was enacted and the guns of World War I fell silent. The war was over.”
See the full story at Winter. This bike turned out so rad!
There are so many dialed-in road builds popping up these days but this is one of the most unique. Eric Estlund from Winter Bicycles sent his latest beauty over, as shot by Anthony Berano from Velo Cult. His road bike, dubbed the “Thin Iggy” can fit a 35c Resist Nomad, but has plenty of room for fenders with the 28c Nomad (shown, sans fenders). As a throwback, Eric put some compact rings on a pair of Cook Brothers cranks and a wild paint job. This is simply amazing. See the rest of Anthony’s great photographs here!
I’ve already established that Winter makes Beautiful Bicycles. This new video from Bespoked Bristol simply justifies that even more. It’s a shame they didn’t get video of him working. Maybe I should get my ass up to Portland again.
Ever since last year’s NAHBS, I’ve been watching Eric at Winter‘s brand grow. I’m not exagerrating when I say that his bi-lam head tubes were some of my favorite details at this year’s show. His Jack Taylor-inspired, Keith Anderson-painted and box-lined touring frame was completely stunning. Other bikes in his booth included a simple, yet elegant road frame, a charcoal and mint track machine with a seat tube cleave and a killer commuter, ready for night rides through the Portland streets. All of which you can see in the below Gallery.