Here are some random photos that may end up in a post about a few frames I have completed or I am completing soon. Some fun diverse stuff coming out of Campie Design Studio.Read more "Random Frame Building Photos"
Wait lists are a funny thing with custom builders. It really depends on your production time, right? If it takes 2 months to build a frame, than 3 frames loos like a long wait list. If it takes a week, than it’s a whole different story. For the first time I am building frames for […]Read more "Wait list"
I built the bike up with SRAM XO, Stan’s wheels and carbon bars/seatpost. It is an incredibly light (24 lbs with pedals and cages) and nimble handling bike for a 29er. I am extremely happy with the ride. I rode a fully carbon 29er for a while until I got this bike built. My frame is […]Read more "29er Mountain Bike – Final"
I’ve started painting my own frames more on my last few builds. It gives me a sense of full ownership in the process and I can make any final changes if I don’t like the color, etc. (Plus I really can’t afford the 800+ bucks for the pros) Painting is just has difficult as the […]Read more "29er Mountain Bike Frame – Paint"
As racing season is coming closer, one of my main concerns is my MCL recovery. Generally speaking the knee has been good. I’ve skied, ran, biked, hiked and lifted weights on it without any major incidents. However, the demands of training can be much greater than any of those items in isolation. The thousands of […]Read more "MCL – Update"
Getting onto the build, I didn’t have too many problems. It was pretty straight forward and the heavier mountain bike specific tubing gives the welder a bit more freedom in the process. The aggressively sloped and curved stays definitely were a challenge for mitering and for getting balanced. I think I did a good job […]Read more "29er Mountain Bike Frame – Build"
Naturally, I seek to swap out my brand name bikes with Campie Design Studio frames. I’ve had the road and cross bikes for a while, but I hesitated to attack the mountain bike. I don’t get out on the trail enough and I was very satisfied with my Frankencross bike that I’d ride some gnarly single track […]Read more "29er Mountain Bike Frame – Design"