HSS Super Compact Steel Frame

So after dropping my chain in the road race in Mead, I was committed to designing a new frame.  It had to be stiff, light weight, blah, blah, blah.  The usual.  Luckily Columbus has come out with a new series of tubes called HSS.  High Strength Steel.   I think it is the Spirit tubing […]

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The Boy’s Road Bike

My son is getting old enough now that he needed to pass down his kids bikes and move to a semi-adult size.  I took on the challenge of designing a 700c frame for a 4’9″ frame that he could grow into over the next few years.  A lot of research and investigation yielded some geometry […]

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Twin Top Tube Cruiser

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 […]

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Clasica de Rio Grande

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 […]

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