Themed bikes are usually hit or miss but this Groovy Cycleworks, along with the Peacock Groove I just posted were some of my favorites. With the forthcoming zombie apocalypse, it should be no surprise that a zombie bike would rear its ugly head. But this bike is far from ugly. In fact, it probably had one of the most complex finish in the show. It’s not paint, or anodizing, it’s a masked, ceramic finish. First the bike was polished, then masked off and coated with Cerakote (I love that it’s a gun coat on a zombie bike). It’s incredibly complex and there’s practically an episode of the Walking Dead illustrated throughout the bike. The dead, I mean, end result is just groovvvvy!
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Ira Ryan and Tony Pereira‘s new framebuilding company, Breadwinner unveiled their full range at the 2013 NAHBS. While Ira and Tony’s own speciality approach to frame building is still present, the branding and choice paint selection unify the brand into one of the most impressive offerings I saw today. Some details from previous projects returned with new life and with a breathe of confidence, the two Portland builders have a very promising future ahead of them.
Stoked to finally see some of these photos. Brian’s work is always inspirational. Here’s some information from Argonaut:
“We invited Brian Vernor up to Portland a few months ago to turn his lens on Argonaut. The book captures the essence of the brand and as usual Brian did a fantastic job. We produced a very limited run of books which we will have on hand at NAHBS. We will be releasing the digital version on March 5th so everyone can enjoy the wonderful work that Brian and David from Wilderness put together for us.”
See more teasers below and once the digital book is live, I’ll link to it.
This video from Rock ‘n’ Rollin makes me want to ride in Europe and put on Wish You Were Here right now.
“In early 2012 when we started to work on the Quiver our goal was to introduce a frameset that was affordable, versatile and flexible enough that with a few different parts you could build your ideal bike. Whether you need an aggressive commuter, a comfortable city bike or an affordable frameset for cyclocross season, we feel the Quiver is the frameset for you.
Relaxed road geo, plenty of room for large tires and fenders plus Fyxation’s unique combination of removable derailleur hanger and cable stops make this frame just as at home as a single speed, internal or 1×10 build. Designed with horizontal dropouts, removable derailleur hanger and removable cable stops, the Quiver can be run as an ultra clean single speed or as a 2×10 build. We also made the rear wheel spacing 132.5 to accommodate a road hub or internal gear hub. Want to run a large tire? The Quiver can take up to 700x47c. Need fenders or a rack? The Quiver comes equipped with dual eyelets in the rear dropout and fender eyelet on the fork.
The Quiver is in production now and will be in stock at Fyxation dealers in mid April.”
See more info and specs at Fyxation.
With NAHBS just a week or so away, I’m already trying to plan out what I’ll be covering. Year after year, I’ve found a lot of people doing the same thing and a few new faces doing extraordinary work. One of those new faces is Aaron Stinner at Stinner Frameworks. I say “new faces” but Aaron won rookie of the year last year for his 29r MTB and I didn’t even get to meet him…
This year though, he’s got plenty of rad things in the works, including Ty from Golden Saddle‘s Ride the Divide MTB. There’s a great profile up on the NAHBS site, showcasing Aaron’s work. Make sure you check it out and as always, I’ll do my best to bring you the very, very best from this year’s NAHBS.
Oh and follow @StinnerFrameworks on Instagram to check out his 2013 NAHBS progress.
I just got in the Bruce Gordon Cycles Rock ‘n Road tires yesterday and literally moments after I opened the box, an email came in from Bruce Gordon alerting me to the new Original Gravel Grinder Rock ‘n Road 25th Anniversary framesets:
“We are going to celebrate 25 years of the Rock ‘n Road with a limited run of numbered, signed 25th Anniversary Rock ‘n Road bicycles. We will produce only 10 of these.
The 25th Anniversary Rock ‘n Road frames will be made right here in the shop, using the same geometry we’ve been using for the past 25 years. The only changes we’ve made are to rear spacing (which is now a modern 135mm) and the headtube, which is now 1⅛” threadless. Forks will be built with the snazzy Pacenti bi-plane lugged fork crown.
The 25th Anniversary frames will come standard with our Signature Rust powdercoat. Other powder coat colors are available for an upcharge. The frames will be expertly TIGged. Fillet brazing is also available for an upcharge. Please note, the Rock ‘n Road is different from the RnR Tour. Its shorter chainstays are ideal for nimble handling and especially good for Gravel Grinding.”
Check out ordering information at Bruce Gordon Cycles!
Someone made a comment about colored components on bikes being a fad. Well, it’s the longest running fad in the cycling industry and as exhibited here in the latest from Firefly, it’s all about a touch of color. Although I would love to see a completely anodized titanium frame from these guys.