This, that, and the other thing

My latest work coming out of the shop is a fillet brazed cyclocross frame for our friend Nathan (different from the Nathan of a couple weeks ago). The frame is a mix of Dedacciai Zero (main tubes), True Temper OX Platinum (seat tube), and Columbus Zona (s-bend seat stays). Sounds like a mutt but it looks great. I did internal cable routing on the top tube for the rear brake and derailleur. Nathan used to paint for Independent Fabrications and then Circle A so he’ll be taking it over from here. Expect to see pictures of his frame as well as our friend Jay’s bike that I built 6 months (!) ago. He is also a master painter and will be finishing his bike soon. Right, Jay?

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Another project that has been in the works is a restoration on a 1950’s Raleigh Sports for our new friend Will. This bike has a lot of history as it was/is his father’s bike. Will has been bringing every part of this bike back to life from the bottom bracket to the dynamo hub. The chrome was pitted and the paint was nearly non-existent. With the decals in hand, I was able to blast down to the metal on the frame, fork, fenders, and chain guard. The resulting bike is entirely different from when it came into the shop. Here are the pictures of what it became.

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Other projects happening right now include Ralph’s lugged Reynolds 953 bike that will start as soon as the tubing arrives. In the meantime I can carve the lugs and fork crown and be ready to build when the time comes.


Coming up is a restoration/renovation of a 1966 Schwinn Paramount. Also, a single speed for Matt, various frame repairs, and more paint work. Stay tuned!

One thought on “This, that, and the other thing”

  1. Love Will’s Raleigh Sport. My dad rode a black early 1970’s (sans oil port) Sport that I would occasionally “borrow”. Thanks for the memories.

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