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 […]Read more "HSS Super Compact Steel Frame"
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 […]Read more "The Boy’s Road Bike"
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"