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Winter Bicycles: Quiscale Touring Bike

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Winter Bicycles: Quiscale Touring Bike

Photos by Anthony Bareno

Eric from Winter Bicycles‘ newest bike to roll out from his shop is this gorgeous touring / randonee bike. The Quiscale is an all-rounder, meant for exploration, touring and is perfect for a daily rider. This frameset features thin lugs with accented window cuts and is built from traditional, classic diameter tubing. Accompanied by internally-routed lighting, fenders, custom racks – with removable low-riders – and specially-made RuthWorks bags.

The parts group is nothing short of choice with White Industries, Paul, Cane Creek and Shimano Ultegra, yet one of the cleanest details is the “French point” winter stem with bell mount.

The Quiscale’s class is elevated by Keith Anderson’s impeccable paint. See more at the Winter Flickr.

Errin’s Box Dog Pelican Randonneur

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Errin’s Box Dog Pelican Randonneur

Yesterday I went down to the LA River Camp Coffee meet-up to drink some coffee and see what this weekly gathering is all about. While I was there, I shot Errin’s Box Dog Pelican rando bike, set up with panniers.

This bike was made by Banjo Bicycles – they’re made by Winter now – in production runs and are sold by Box Dog Bikes in small batches. Errin’s has seen some mileage, which you can follow along on his blog Frontage Roads. I love randonneur bikes that become commuters when they’re not being drug through the shit on a brevet.

See more details in the Gallery and many thanks to Errin for organizing the LA River Camp Coffee meetups, more on that tomorrow!

Winter Bicycles: Consano All-Road

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Winter Bicycles: Consano All-Road


Photo by Anthony Bareno

Eric at Winter, like many builders, has been busy, busy, busy with frames, the most recent being this Consano All-Road. This frame is equipped with clearances for bigger tires, while maintaining a road geometry and feel. Equipped with PAUL MiniMotos for stopping power and a deep red coat of paint from none other than Keith Anderson.

Head over to Winter Bicycles for more.

Winter Bicycles: Sean-nós Frameset

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Winter Bicycles: Sean-nós Frameset


Photo by Anthony Bareno

Eric from Winter is slayyyyyyying it this year! Here’s the latest, the Sean-nós frameset, a sportif road:

“The Sean-nós is designed to run modest width tyres and mudguards under a mid reach brake. The heat treated, thin wall steel tubing is joined with clean, crisply carved continental style lugs. The quickly raked fork and open scalloped drop out treatment are reminiscent of an older style. The Sean-nos is equally at home in the mountains, rain and rougher roads The racing green metallic paint and gold box lining are provided by Keith Anderson.

54 seat tube and 55 top tube with an optional 120mm Winter French point stem.

This frame is currently available – holler at Winter and see more photos at the Winter Flickr.

Winter Cycles OverKill Track Bike

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Winter Cycles OverKill Track Bike

When I found out Eric Estlund from Winter Cycles wasn’t going to be at NAHBS, I was pretty bummed out. His frames are always so good and he always has a track bike on display. Aaron and I wanted to get one of our limited edition Aamerican chainrings (maybe we should sell those?) on a track bike for the show but with Winter not being there, what would we do?

Fret not. It’s the internet. I can make up my own rules. Presenting a damn hot “Not at 2014 NAHBS” bike… Here’s a background on the project:

“This is the Winter Bicycles “OverKill”, a new iteration in the “Speed Metal” track bike series. Designed as a true blue track sprint frame. Built with a blend of fillet brazed and signature bilam construction from a blend of shaped True Temper, Columbus and Deda tubing. The long point Winter track stem holds customized bars with integrated grip over a Cane Creek headset. Custom Winter sprint wheels driven by a Campagnolo Pista crank and limited edition AARN/ PinP chain ring. This bike was powder coated by Custom Powderworks in Springfield, OR.”

All photos by Anthony Bareno of Velo Cult. See more in the Gallery!

Winter Bicycles: Allaban Light Tourer

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Winter Bicycles: Allaban Light Tourer

Photo by Anthony Bareno

I love the idea of light tourers, or randonee bikes. To me, they’re one of the best all-around machines. Part commuter, part weekender, part audax, loaded or unloaded, they’re fun to ride. Allaban is Gaelic for “wandering” and that’s exactly the intent of this machine. See more at Winter Bicycles. By the way, those are the best cranks for a touring bike!

Winter Bicycles: Tool Series

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Winter Bicycles: Tool Series

Here’s an update to the run of production frames that Winter displayed at NAHBS. Dubbed the Tool Series, these frames offer an easily accessible, handmade road frame designed for everything from daily use to road racing. Each Tool Series frame is made in Oregon by Winter Bicycles using fillet brazing and is fit to the rider. These bikes are built to order, feature a Pegoretti Falz Carbon Fork, a Cane Creek 110 Headset and come in two color schemes: Pewter and Hammervein (pictured). See more at Winter and check out additional photos at the Winter Flickr.

2013 NAHBS: Winter Bicycles

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2013 NAHBS: Winter Bicycles

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…

Winter Bicycles for Box Dog Bikes: Pelican Randonneur Production Run

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Winter Bicycles for Box Dog Bikes: Pelican Randonneur Production Run

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!

Winter Bicycles: 11 11 11

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Winter Bicycles: 11 11 11


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!

Winter Bicycles: Thin Iggy Road

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Winter Bicycles: Thin Iggy Road

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!