Drew Guldalian from Engin Cycles (Philadelphia, PA) show us this gorgeous steel 29R hardtail.
This frame features:
-PressFit 30 BB
-142x12mm spacing (rear axle)
-ghost logo in the toptube paint (outline is just barely visible in photo)
For More info: www.engincycles.com
“Our mission is to build bicycles that appeal to people both as a work of craft and as a machine that can be ridden and ridden often.”
Find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engincycles
James Bleakley is from Black Sheep Bikes, based out of Ft Collins, CO. They specialize in Ti but they also build with steel. Shown here are two of their Ti creations, the ZAMer 36er and the Stellar.
The Black Sheep Bikes Stellar Won the “Best Off Road Frame” Award.
This frame features:
-Ti Truss fork
-105 mm offset fork
This frame features:
-integrated rack in front
-larger rack in back with pannier mounts
-belt drive or ss compatible
-back end is removable to fit in S&S case for travel
-mountain mustache bar one piece
-welded on cages
-”style and function”
-custom made for a Tour Divide racer
For More info: www.blacksheepbikes.com
“From the beginning Black Sheep Bikes has been a company that is a little bit different. We have strived to create bikes that not only ride great but have character as well. Whether it is borrowing the lines of our favorite classic frames or trying a whole new twist on things, Black Sheep is a company that embodies custom. Each frame, fork, or component we make is made to order by hand. Since we are a small shop we are able to try new and different things often, breaking the restraints of a production line. With a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail, you can be assured that your bike will truly stand out in any crowd.”
Find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Sheep-Bikes/129436858552
Jim Kish is Kish Fabrication out of San Luis Obispo, CA. Jim is known for his Ti work, but also builds with steel. He builds mountain bikes, road bikes, cross and townies. Jim is also an instructor at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo’s Engineering department, as well as United Bicycle Institute’s prestigious frame building classes.
Here, Jim shows us a couple of bikes: a 24″ BMX Ti Cruiser built for fun and a 650B Town Bike with carbon fork and NuVinci rear hub.
The Kish 24″ BMX Cruiser Won “Best Titanium Frame” at NAHBS 2011.
For More info: www.kishbike.com
“Since 1992, Jim Kish has been producing the finest titanium and steel bicycle frames imaginable. Jim is a lifetime cycling enthusiast. After logging thousands of miles as a bicycle tour leader, he moved in to the frame building world, specializing in titanium long before most current titanium bicycle suppliers existed.”
Rich Grabbe is from St. Louis, MO and he is Rich Phillips Cycles. Rich’s background is building beautiful leather saddles for choppers and cruisers (of the motorized variety, his work can be seen at: www.bikersaddles.com). His childhood dream was to build his own bicycle, so now Rich is living that dream.
This frame features:
-straight gauge chromoly steel
-stainless, tig-welded, polished lugs
-1929 Nickel on top tube and fork top segments (thus the name 1929er)
-hand made the leather grips w/purple suede underlay
For More info: http://richphillipscycles.blogspot.com/
Wade Beauchamp is from Bend, OR and he is Vulture Cycles. Wade is a long time Mtbr forum member and fan of the site. Here Wade shows us his friend Woody’s bike with a Ventana rear end. Not just for Oregon locals, Wade has customers from as far away as Austria & Japan.
This frame features:
-Curved/shaped top tube
-Paragon Headtube for tapered steerer with the new Chris King 44 mm headset
-Ventana rear end
For More info: www.vulturecycles.com
“I build custom bicycle frames
I am Wade, the Vulture of Vulture Cycles. I am a father, a frame-builder, a metal fabricator and a lover of wheels. Bikes are freedom to me. My place in the shop is natural – to cut and join metal into precision straight bicycles with flawless welds. I am fortunate to combine my experience and talents toward the goal of wind in your hair and pedal pedal, seeing the world.”
Find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/vulture-cycles/99616216105
Mike DeSalvo is from Ashland, OR. DeSalvo Custom Cycles specializes in steel and titanium and builds road, cross, track and mountain bikes. Here Mike shows us this interesting Ti 29er with a White Industries double-double drivetrain.
This ti 29er is set up with a White Industries Double Double drivetrain. The parts spec includes White Industries Hubs, Velocity rims, Avid disc brakes, Syncros carbon fork, Chris King headset and lots of other nice bits.
For More info: www.desalvocycles.com
“At DeSalvo Cycles we use only the finest materials to create bikes that are beautiful and fun to ride. Every DeSalvo Custom Cycles frame is handmade in our shop located in Ashland Oregon.
When you are ready for a frame that will be built for you give us a call. The endless options include geometry, tubing, custom paint, and whatever else you may be able to dream up. We look forward to talk with you about creating your dream machine.”
Find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/DeSalvo-Custom-Cycles/193361797343222
Curtis Inglis is Retrotec Cycles out of Napa, CA. Curtis is an old friend of Mtbr and he builds retro styled cruisers with modern technology. Besides cruisers, he builds townies and road bikes.
-Phil Wood eccentric BB
-Shimano Alfine 11 speed
-removable derailleur hanger
-650B, 26er or 29er
For More info: www.ingliscycles.com
“I started building bicycles in 1993. Retrotec bikes are modern geometry cruisers that can be ridden for fun or racing, in the dirt or on the pavement. I started making traditional straight tube frames in 1996 under Inglis Cycles. With both types of frames, I can offer customers just about anything they would want. Thank you for your interest in my bikes.”
Find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/retrotecandingliscycles
Daryl Funk is Funk Cycles out of Littleton, CO. He builds exclusively with titanium and makes road bikes and mountain bikes (both hardtails and full suspension models).
Here, Daryl shows us two bikes, the ever popular Ti Classic cruiser and the La Ruta full suspension mountain bike.
The Ti Classic features a unique “T-link” which creates a leaf spring type effect with the seatstay/seattube junction.
The La Ruta (named after the adventure race in Costa Rica) Ti 29er full suspension mountain bike features:
-simple linkage-less suspension design
-carbon fiber version coming soon
-approx 21 lbs
-80mm rear suspension
-”sliding bullits” chainstay to accomodate singlespeeds, internal hubs or belt drives and provide some degree of compliance, low maintenance and killer tire clearance
For More info: www.funkcycles.com
“Things should be as simple as possible, but not any simpler.”
Erik Rolf is Alliance Bicycles out of Ketchum, ID. Erik builds with both steel or titanium and makes mountain bikes (hardtails and full suspension) as well as road bikes. Shown here is a custom 29er in Ti built around a 5 inch travel fork.
-available in steel or ti
-tapered steerer tube with new Chris King 44mm inset headset
-17 inch chainstay with offset seattube for clearance
For More info: alliancebicycles.com/
“I stand behind all of my work. All frames include a lifetime warranty against defects in craftsmanship and a 10 year warranty on materials to the original owner. I also guarantee satisfaction on fit, as well as, finish.”
Find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alliancebicycles
Corey Bernardo is one of the guys from Form Cycles out of Sedona, AZ. The company was formed by two ex-Titus employees with backgrounds in the aerospace industry. Form Cycles builds with both steel and titanium.
Shown here is the Prevail Ti 29er, custom all the way down to the littlest details.
-BB30 press fit Ti BB shell
-custom Form Cycles dropouts and stays for internal cable routing
-integrated seatmast (available, not shown)
For More info: www.formcycles.com
“Handcrafted Performance Bicycles”
Find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Form-Cycles/100000323799540