Framebuilder: Quiros Cycles May 5, 2010

Armando has some of the nicest bikes in Boston. Recently, he took his love of track bikes to the next level and began making frames. At Kissena Opening Weekend, I caught up with Armando and talked about his new company, Quiros Cycles. His bike is really something.

Check out more photos below.

It’s just filled with beautiful detailing; fillet-brazing and a delicate fastback seat stay.

Connecting the seat tube and the seat stays is this curved bridge; adding a nice contour to the profile and added stiffness to the rear end.

A long, lean line leads up to the top tube and then juts forward to the cockpit.

Where the head tube extension and custom stem are bridged by a Campagnolo Contax headset.

The stem was painted to match the bike and maintains the same drop as the top tube’s slope.

It just stares you down doesn’t it?

Here’s the Quiros logo and the clearances. Armando didn’t want to make the bike too tight, making it difficult to ride on the street.

Now this is a beautiful bike. On the front, it’s all copper.

… and in the back, it’s nickel-colored. Making it the 6-cent bike.

Finally, the complete build. What a sexy bike!

Here’s Armando with his creation. Boston’s got a lot of talented framebuilders. Real people doing real big things. If you’re interested in contacting Quiros Cycles, you can drop Armando an email. He’s still working on a website, so when it’s done I’ll post it up!

Thanks for letting me photograph your baby man!