The coyote and the milestone

Two more bikes are ready to get built up. Adam’s racer looks incredible. The polished 150 badge was a nice touch. It seems like the Circle A milestones come in numbers divisible by 50. Adam chose to get the seat mast instead of the typical post. It adds just that much more class to this ride. It’s going to be built up with SRAM Red and an amazing DT wheelset. More pictures to come soon.

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Jeff’s touring frame and fork are gorgeous as well. The orange and cream is one of my favorite color combinations. I’m extremely happy with the lug shaping on this frame considering the lug choices for a 1 1/8″ steer tube are limited. The seat cluster in particular makes me very happy. Check out these shots.

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Circle A is contributing to a project organized by Rapha Clothing. They’re creating a publication of long rides with photos and cue sheets in the northeast. There are several framebuilders in the northeast that are taking part in this project including Independent, Bilenky, Igleheart, and Richard Sachs. The frame we’re building will be ridden by Piers North from NYC. It’s it’s full Dedacciai Zero Replica for lugs tubeset with Columbus Life s-bend seat stays. We’re not doing the paint on this but we’re happy to hear that the talented Chris Rowe will be taking care it. Here are the shots of the current build up.

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We also did a little bit of paint work on a tiny road bike. It says Colnago but it’s not. Still very adorable. We painted the fork and pump to match the frame.


We also did a bunch of clear coating on Sonny’s wire art. We’re finding new uses for the frame jig everyday.


Jeff’s touring rig, Adam’s club racer, and my bling bike.

After careful measurement of Adam’s seat height, I’m ready to cut down the seat mast and commit to the size. This is Circle A number 150 with fancy badge and a pretty fancy paint job as well. Painting will possibly be later this week so stay tuned for that. In the meantime here’s what it’s looking like.

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Jeff’s touring bike is the next on the agenda. He’s a tall guy so this one’s going to be big. The lugs have been shaped, the tubes are mitered, and the seatstays are capped. I’ll be brazing this one together today.

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And I finished my single speed “beater”. I tried to be as low key as possible but it still looks flashy. I took the time to polish the stainless lugs and the crappy old Miche crankset from the Monson bike swap to make it like new. Over time it’ll get its chips and dents but for now I’ll just enjoy the ride. I’ll probably build a stem for it in the coming days as well. Not really feeling the clunky aluminum thing.

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