Curtis’ Di2 cyclocross bike

Curtis came to us looking for a cyclocross bike the would be compatible with Ultegra Di2. He also had some very specific designs for the paint including a hand drawn picture of his dog on the seat tube. The outcome is a swoopy stayed, modern paint, fillet brazed, steel frameset. The lugged shell was used so there would be space for the Di2 wiring to go around the bottom bracket. The battery was mounted under the saddle off of the Deda seat post and all cable/wire routing was internal for a clean look. Curtis has since moved away from New England for the comfy climate of southern California. Good luck out there!

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This Merlin repaint came to the shop from New Jersey. It had serious corrosion at the water bottle bosses and paint falling off everywhere else. Dean specified a custom dark purple and now it’s a new(ish) bike!


This Hunter repaint was a team effort for Circle A. Jay stripped it. Chris primed it and I did the paint and clearcoat. Thanks to Rick Hunter for the vector graphic that was painted on!


And painting tandems is always a tricky thing. This Schwinn Paramount pretty much made our entire booth turn yellow. Tandems are a LOT heavier than standard frames so tossing them around in the booth while painting isn’t really an option. I always resort to parkour style acrobatics to get all the angles and not get any dry spots. If you look closely, you can see that this Schwinn tandem actually had files and sand paper taken to it. That’s because Bryan Hollingsworth had his way with it before it got to us and made it look like it should. Great job!


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