We build hot bikes to keep the shop warm

Lek’s bike is out of the paint booth and looking hotter than hot. He chose a black scheme with some red accents. The Prugnat style lugs have some nice cutouts that look great with the splash of red. The dropouts with integrated tensioners from Paul components make the rear end look pretty tech too. It has a fresh internal coat of framesaver and should be ready to ship tomorrow.

   
 
 
 
 
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Lek’s single speed

It has been a while since my last post and I’ve been working on a frame and fork for a bike heading to Thailand. These shots look pretty raw but it’s now ready for paint. I should have pictures of the finished product posted by the end of the week.

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We’ve been lucky at the shop and have had fairly warm weather. We still have yet to turn the heat on. And when I say heat, I mean our old torpedo friend. We did acquire a wood burning stove but sadly were not allowed to have it installed. If anyone wants to donate jumpsuits to me and Chris, send them directly to the shop. We’re a size small.

I’ve also been busy doing repairs on miscellaneous bikes and repaints for a couple builders in Boston. Here are some shots of those and…

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…in the not so important yet still kind of fun news, I’ve been toying around with the idea of building another retro-direct bicycle. The last one I made was in 2002 from an old Harry Quinn. I recently picked up an old Biemmezeta frame and will be brazing on a derailleur pulley on the driveside chainstay. Two speed excitement is on the way.