I currently title my bikes under Campie Design Studios (CDS) Cycles. Most of my frames I still view as prototypes since I tend to make A LOT of experimental choices, including: HSS Super Compact – So compact that only 20 oz. water bottles fit on the seat tube if you use a clamp-on front derailleur. […]Read more "CDS Cycles – Bike Frame Prototypes"
There is simply nothing worse than getting dropped in cycling. Whether it is in a group ride, a race, or the commute home; getting dropped is the cycling equivalent of being dumped. You are not good enough. You don’t belong. The more you ride/race, the more you realize that getting dropped is an integral part […]Read more "Getting Dropped – A favorite post re-post."
This was a fun project. 1 1/2″ – 1 1/8″ Tapered Enve disc fork and disc frame with oversized tires (up to 28). We went with a mix of Columbus Life and Spirit oversized since the rider is kinda hard on bikes, but still wanted a light modern frame. He is an arborist for […]Read more "Semi-Integrated Disc Gravel Grinder"
My lovely wife was not into her road bike anymore (she never really was, just not her style) and requested a new ride. She asked for the following: Light as a road bike Looks like a cruiser Upright shifter and bars Since I’m not aware of any bikes like this, I figured why not create […]Read more "Twin Top Tube Cruiser"
I worked in another road race this season, formally known as the Mead County Road Race, the Clasica de Rio Grande would prove to be a overheated sufferfest. I was excited to race with the team and watch these new stars crush it. In coming back from a year or two off from injuries, I […]Read more "Clasica de Rio Grande"
My first criterium in 2 years. My HSS Super Compact was a whopping 5 days old. Tons of pros from the hangover week after the last NCC. Perfect situation. I have been feeling awful on the bike all week. The legs just aren’t there. I finally got my fit dialed in on the new ride […]Read more "Sonic Boom Crit"
As a birthday present to my near and dear brother, I offered him the opportunity for a custom frame at no charge. (except paint) As with most projects the cost grew and my promise of a free frame eventually became an untrue offer since he decided he also wanted a custom fork and some additional […]Read more "Rootbeer Float"