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I built this frame to strike a balance between the stiff shaped tubed road bikes and something more comfortable for long rides. It uses some slightly smaller diameter shaped tubing mixed with a round top tube and s-bend seat stays.

Really happy with how my paint drawing was translated into reality by Ben Falcon. The metallic green looks awesome against the black.

Photographs by Nobuhiko Tanabe
Paint by Jay Nutini.
Built by Blue Lug Tokyo

Lucas wanted something that was going to look like a classic from a distance but upon inspection would show off some one-of-a-kind details. Had a lot of fun carving up some bi-laminate head tube joints and seat stay sleeves.

The fork blades and seat stays are bare and the rest of the frame has a pearl clear. The Alloy Campagnolo Athena components really sewed things up nice.

Built up by Mellow Johnny's in Austin, TX and now its being ridden in DC!

Photographs by John Watson
Paint by Ben Falcon
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Here is what became of one of the "stock" frame I sold a while ago. Spencer lives just out of Austin and wanted something he could do some light touring and dirt road riding with.

To outfit the bike for Spencer's needs, we added a third water bottle mount under the DT for extended trips in the heat. He then decided on the forest service green and brown to make for a personalized stock setup.

This is wonderfully capable all day fun kinda bike. Loving the pink Pauls!



Photographs by John Watson
Paint by Jay at Circle A
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I posted a few scattered pictures of this bike but never fully explained. It's a mix of steel and carbon tubing. I had worked with Ti/C frames years ago at Seven Cycles, and I built Jon's Road with a carbon seatstay wishbone but this frame went much further with the integration. The headtube, downtube and "lugs" are fillet brazed steel but everything else is carbon.

I came up with this lug design to compliment its owner, and electrical engineer who among other things works with Sparse. Robot is one of the most experienced riders I know, and has raced track, road, 'cross and MTB bikes for years. Who better to test out my prototype?

I thought mixing a classic joining style like fillet brazing with carbon fiber tubes would make for a beautiful and effective frame. Based on what i've heard so far, I might have to make some more of these.

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I finally built myself a new road bike! After a couple big moves over the last years, I had sold off most of my personal bikes and now I'm finally back to riding a road frame of my own making. Feels good, looks too clean for now but i'll remedy that soon enough.

S3 tubing for the front triangle, not something I usually build with but I wanted to get a feel for it and test out on myself. Some Columbus tubing in the rear.

The components are a mix of new/old/borrowed/donated bits and will suit me just fine until I get back in the swing of regular road riding.

Photographs by John Watson
Paint by Jay at Circle A
Built up by Chris Chou
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