2016 NAHBS: Nickel Plated Demon Frameworks

In my opinion, Demon Frameworks is doing something few other builders achieve: a unique, almost signature lug pattern. You can spot his bikes a mile away thanks to those meticulously carved, almost buttress-inspired designs. This year at NAHBS, this nickel-plated road accompanied him and people couldn’t get enough of it!

  • helga thorne

    That’s a huge frame for a show bike…

    • Alex Hillis

      RKP talked about this bike in a post, saying that it belongs to a very large rider and uses oversized tubes and lugs to support the weight. I think the larger diameter tubes do a great job making the bike look more proportional than most 60cm+ frames look.

      • Matt O’Donnell

        It was interesting listening to the frame builder talk about despite the larger diameter tube set, he wanted to keep the dimensional ratios that same as a standard tube set.

    • Demon

      It’s a customers bike. I don’t have time to make ‘show’ bikes.

      • helga thorne

        it wasn’t a criticism, it’s a fantastic bike. just interesting to see something like that among all the other comparatively standard fare

  • FireUrEngine

    Nickel is one of the most dangerous metals to human beings. Apparel and eyewear manufacturers are abandoning this material.

    • Brian Richard Walbergh

      You don’t keep a bike touching your face for 12+ hours a day, generally speaking.

  • Alex Hillis

    One of my fave bikes at the show! Glad you captured it.

  • adanpinto

    I would prefer to see it with a steel lugged fork. Amazing work though

    • What blades? What crown? Unless you use MAX, a steel fork would look tiny compared to those OS tubes.

      • adanpinto

        It is possible and it looks great (atmo). I am sure that Demon Frameworks could do a brilliant job to make a similar fork matching the frame lugs aesthetic.
        http://www.bikerumor.com/2016/02/27/nahbs-2016-schon-studio-brings-the-hott-pink-jelly-roll-goodness/

        • Demon

          Even a MAX fork looked too small. Trust me, I looked at all the options. I do much prefer a steel fork but for this bike a carbon fork was the right choice and I stand by it. Demon.

          • adanpinto

            The bike is awesome don’t get me wrong. I would love to have one, even with the carbon forks ;-) Just wondering how amazing it would have been with a matching steel fork. Adan.

          • Demon

            Don’t worry, I know exactly where you’re coming from. With the huge headtube (46mm) it looked wrong even with MAX blades. With a more standard 36mm headtube MAX looks great. Have a look at my Instagram and you’ll find what you’re looking for.

          • adanpinto

            I know it, I follow you on IG :-)

  • bicyclecrumbs

    Im pretty sure Tom built this for Don Walker. Not only is Tom an absolute artist, he is simply the nicest guy on earth. It might just be that fancy accent though. Seriously stunning stuff.

    • Demon

      it’s the accent for sure.

  • Jordan Mackinnon

    Shapow! So many awesome little details, damn that’s hot!

  • Andy Moore

    m/ Letting Metal be METAL! m/