2014 NAHBS: Geekhouse Bikes – Disc Mudville Cross and Disc Hopedale Road

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!

  • mywynne

    Hell Yes! Geekhouse always makes me smile – rad bikes (I want one. Or three)

  • Hollis Duncan

    Are the HED wheels alloy or carbon? They look carbon pictured but I think they’re alloy? Marty did you murder out the sidewalls or something. Looking good!

    • Ryan Donovan

      HED belgiums are alloy, you can see them here (http://www.chariandconyc.com/hed-belgiumc2-1.aspx) all murdered out with the non-machined brake track, for disc brake or brakeless builds.

      • Aluminum with a high percentage of scandium. They are fully anodized at HED. (they have a machined sidewall version)
        Your link shows the (normal) HED Belgium C2, the bike has the Belgium+, which is a wider rim for CX tyres

  • Milin Balsara

    I’m wondering who the blue bike is for…though the size seems to indicate a certain racer who has appeared on this blog before :)

    • Joshua Robot

      Do you mean size HUGE!?!

  • Stunning!

  • Joe Roggenbuck

    These are taking my breath away. Perfect mix of modern steel performance and fancy paint.

  • Ace Metric Cycles

    super well executed paint- a nice departure from the norm of late.

  • AdamEldridge

    super fresh. love the paint! Stoked Marty!!

  • George Martens

    The best of the year bar nun.