Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ritte Bosberg

I know they are open mold frames with a fancy paint job, but I am a sucker for nice paint jobs so here they are:

Built up with SRAM Red, Enve cockpit, and Zipp 303 wheels:


Built up with Campy, Deda cockpit and Easton wheels:


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Giant TCR

Here is an oldie but goodie; a Giant TCR Advanced Team ISP frame built up with Shimano Dura Ace 7800 and Zipp 303 wheels.  These in ISP form are one of my favorite frames ever.


Felt AR1

Aero road frame from Felt, built up with SRAM Red and Soul wheels.  Looks fast.




Sunday, February 26, 2012

Moots Vamoots SL

6/4 titanium frame built up with Campy Super Record 11, Moots titanium stem / seatpost and Zipp 303 wheels:


Cannondale CAAD10

I give to you the baddest CAAD10 build ever:


In Team Liquigas colors with SRAM Red, Hollowgram Si SL crankset / SRM power-meter, 3T cockpit including a slammed -17 degree stem, and Mavic Cosmic Carbone tubular wheels.

Update:  Apparently, the owner trashed the original frame in criterium crashes, but then proceeded to build up this BAMF with the replacement frame:

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Litespeed Team

With Campy Record and Enve wheels.  Looks classy.


Crumpton Cycles

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:




Friday, February 24, 2012

Cervelo S2 / S3

Continuing with the aero frames, here are a couple of Cervelos that I find particularly good looking (and to be honest, I am not a big fan of Cervelo in general):


This one is a S2 with internal Shimano Di2 drivetrain, Zipp Vuma Quad cranks, and Easton EC90 Aero tubular wheels.


Here is a S3 with SRAM Red and Zipp 404 tubular wheels (the cable routing into the top tube still bugs me a bit, but that is nitpicking).

Boardman Air/9.8

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.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Winter Steel

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.


SyCip Steel

More delicious steel; this one from SyCip Bikes out of California.  This one is built up with Campy Super Record and Reynolds wheels.


Speedvagen Road

ISP steel goodness from the good folks at Speedvagen.  Here are a couple that caught my eye; the first one is especially badass.





Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Parlee Z3


Lugged carbon fiber frame made in the US, built up with Shimano Di2 drivetrain, and Enve cockpit and wheels.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Colnago C59

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):



Cannondale Super Six

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:






Cannondale System Six

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)


Monday, February 20, 2012

BMC Team Machine SLR01

This one is built up with SRAM Red and Lightweight wheels.  Looks fast standing still.


Wilier Zero.7


An Italian beauty, built up with a Japanese drivetrain (Shimano DA 7900) and Enve wheels.

Time RXR

Handmade carbon fiber goodness from France.  Time weaves their own carbon fiber tubes in-house as well, so bonus points for that in a world of "made in China" bikes.



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Gaulzetti Corsa


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.

Passoni XXTi


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.

Speedvagen Road


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.

Baum Ristretto


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.

Baum Corretto


More titanium goodness from Baum; a Corretto frame built up with Campy Super Record 11-speed components and Enve wheels.  I have to say, these guys get their paint jobs right. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Icarus Custom Steel


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).

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Gaulzetti Corsa

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...