I will be heading over to the North American Handmade Bike Show next week, and can't wait to meet Nick and see some of his creations in person. I have posted some of his work on here before, but I can't seem to get enough so here are a few more:
Here is a carbon fiber aero frame from Boardman Bikes, the Air/9.8, built up with Shimano Dura Ace, Rotor 3D+ cranks with Aero Q-rings and Power2Max power-meter, and Enve Smart 6.7 tubular wheels. The tan sidewall Vittoria tubular tires and the white bar tape are nice touches.
Not to be confused with Winter Bicycles out of Oregon, here is a custom steel frame from (Kevin) Winter out of UK. Built up with SRAM and Edge 25 tubular wheels. The custom painted Edge 1.0 fork is a great touch, as well.
Going through my pictures, I realized I had a disproportional number of these compared to anything else (it is my favorite "stock" frame). Instead of posting them up individually, I am sharing them all in one post. Enjoy!
With Campy Super Record drivetrain and Campy Bora Ultra 2 wheels (in case you couldn't tell from the decals):
Continuing with the Cannondale theme, this is the frame (especially in its Evo version) that allows the average Joe to build UCI illegal bikes without breaking a sweat (some of the ones below are significantly below 15 lbs). Below are some of my favorite builds:
The System Six is one of my favorite frames of all time; a great looking blend of aluminum and carbon fiber, all made here in the US (if you have a 56 or 58cm frame in black/silver color scheme for sale, shoot me an email!). Here are pictures of a few of my favorite builds around this frame:
(same bike as above, but with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 instead of SRAM)
One more metal framed bike, this time in aluminum. Gaulzetti Corsa ISP frame, finished in lime green and built up with Shimano Ultegra components. Looks proper with the classic bend handlebar, Ambrosio Nemesis tubular rims, and the long and slammed stem.
Continuing with the metal theme (well, mostly), here is a Passoni XXTi titanium frame with a carbon fiber seat tube and seat mast. Built up using Campy components, with Lightweight wheels and the THM Clavicula crankset rounding things up. The matching color of the fork / stem and saddle / bar tape are a nice touch as well.
2010 Speedvagen Road steel ISP frame in the "Surprise Me" paint scheme. Built up with Campy Record 11 speed components and Mad Fiber carbon tubulars. In my opinion, these wheels have never looked so good on a bike.
Continuing on with Baum, this time a Ristretto. Modern steel frame and Shimano Dura Ace components, finished off with classic bend bars and shallow aluminum tubular wheels using Ambrosio rims. Not too crazy about the choice of bottle cages, but that is nitpicking because it is hard to fault pretty much anything else.
This is one of the most beautiful steel bikes I have seen; an Icarus steel frame made of Colombus Life Megatubes with Shimano Dura Ace drivetrain, Deda cockpit and Rolf Prima TDF58 carbon tubular wheels.
The same bike with shallow carbon tubulars (and not as good photography).
It has been a while since I have posted anything, but after I saw this bike I immediately felt the need to share it with the rest of the world. A Gaulzetti Corsa in Navy Blue with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 and Mavic Cosmic Carbone 80 wheels. Looks fast just standing still...