Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Carl Strong

Here is one from one of my favorite custom builders, Carl Strong (  I love the combination of the classic looks and modern components.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Crumpton Cycles

Well, two pictures today from my favorite carbon fiber frame builder, Crumpton Cycles:

Crumpton SL with SRAM Red shifters/derailleurs, EE brakes, Zipp Vuma Quad crankset, Zipp 202 wheels and Edge stem/seatpost/handlebar

Crumpton UL with Campagnolo Record (10 speed), Zero Gravity brakes, THM Clavicula crankset, custom wheels (built around Reynolds rims), a custom integrated bar/stem combo, and great-looking matching leather saddle and bar tape.  Reportedly weighs a mere 11.9 lbs.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

IF Titanium Factory Lightweight

Continuing with the titanium theme, here is one from Independent Fabrication.  Titanium Factory Lightweight with SRAM Red, MadFiber wheels and a clever ISP clamp.  One minor gripe though; I think it would have been absolutely perfect if the red stripe on the stem and the red accents on the groupset were painted to match the orange paint-job.  Still, great looking bike.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Moots RSL

Moots RSL frame with THM Scapula fork, built up with SRAM Red and arguably the best aluminum crankset on the market, Cannondale Hollowgram SI SL.  The wheels are a bit of a letdown on a build like this (but still won't stop me from sharing it with you all).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hampsten Cycles

Hampsten Cycles custom titanium frame with MadFiber wheels

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

English Cycles

"Custom Superlight Road Bike", as described by its creator ( - Steel ISP frame, 12.9 lbs total as shown.

And here is his bad-ass TT rig:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Colnago C59

Colnago C59 with Campagnolo and Lightweight wheels.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Baum Corretto

Titanium goodness - Baum Corretto with Lightweight wheels

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pegoretti Responsorium

Art on wheels - Pegoretti Responsorium stainless steel frame built up with a Campy drivetrain, THM Clavicula crankset, and Lightweight wheels:

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bianchi 928 SL

Bianchi 928SL ISP, 59 cm - Big saddle-to-bar drop + long negative rise stem + classic bend deep drop handlebar = Proper race machine (well, at least looks like one)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Bikes

Current bikes:

- Trek Emonda ALR

- Time VXRS:

- Motobecane Century Team Ti: Gravel grinder / commuter / part-time road / all-around fun bike

Some of my former bikes:

- Fuji Transonic:

- Bianchi Intenso:

- Time NXS:

- Seven Elium Race (SLX):

- Colnago C40:

- Zanconato custom lugged steel:

- Tsunami custom aluminum #2:

- Tsunami custom aluminum:

- Lynskey titanium:

- Cannondale Six13: