May 20th, 2010

Before I go any further, please turn immediately to Matthew and Dawson’s blog. There’s a spoiler at the top, so if you can, go straight to the bottom of the blog, i.e. start from the beginning. I built Dawson a bike and he promptly took off on a cross-country trip, which is currently in progress! Here’s Dawson… well, not exactly riding his Circle A:

This is why we use Frame Saver in our frames, and why there’s a hole drilled in the bottom bracket! So I built Dawson a welded frame; regular readers will know that this is a bit of a rarity, folks just love those lugs… but I think you’ll agree that this is a welded frame with some nice retro flourishes:


And here it is with some paint:



And here’s the complete bike, built up with a Campy triple drivetrain:



Best of luck on your travels, Dawson! Next: Rachel! Matt! & Charlie! also, Paint!

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  1. Dawson says:

    May 23rd, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Hey Chris. I have been meaning to email you and say sorry for the photo of bicycle abuse haha and to say that the bike fits very very well. It has been a pleasure so far to ride. Ive put 1100 miles on it in the last 15 days and am now in Colorado. I love the bike to the point of several times its parts have been cleaned with my now spare toothbrush. Anyways I just thought I would say hello, thank you so much for the bike its wonderful and I hope all is well at Circle A Cycles =).

  2. john sorensen says:

    May 25th, 2010 at 7:21 am

    dawson’s creek!

  3. â’¶ says:

    June 30th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    […] first, a Dawson update; last you read, he was on his own (well, he and his Circle A), westward bound – and the exciting news is, he made it to Portland! Oregon, that is! I hope […]

  4. â’¶ says:

    January 13th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    […] Finally, Dawson sent these pics from his epic cross-country adventure. You can read more about his bike here. […]

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