Sizemore Bicycle: Matt’s Patinaed Road Apr 2, 2012

Before everyone freaks out, there is a difference between surface rust and deep pitting. Sure, over time, surface rust leads to pitting and structural failure but a little steel wool, some furniture polish or wax to seal it and you’re good as new. Patina is the best paint job nature can provide with you, as long as you do it right. This Sizemore is a perfect example. Matt’s training bike has seen some miles and it shows.

  • Pookums

    Every time I see a reference to a Sizemore frame I think to myself, “Wait, Tom Sizemore stopped acting and started building frames?”  And then I remember that it’s Taylor Sizemore, not Tom and I feel relief as I wish to continue enjoying Tom Sizemore’s acting prowess.

  • tommaso

    You can also copper plate a frame and then pee on it on purpose so that it oxidizes and turns green like the Statue of Liberty. No joke, looks awesome.

  • Once you start working around carbon frames, you realize how much abuse a steel frame can take.  This bike looks sick by the way.  Just don’t scratch yourself on it.

  • i love how honest his bikes are. Great job Taylor. Cant wait to get mine. 

  • Skuleng U

    I love steel bikes. I am currently riding a 1997 Serotta, Atlanta. But I have to ask, why would you go through all of the trouble of making a good frame, using quality tubing that is highly stressed and thin walled, likely double butted and then risk changing the properties of the tubing by allowing corrosion. I love the look of rust, but it’s not safe on thin wall tubing. this is why people use frame saver so that it doesn’t thin the walls and cause a failure from the inside.