Before everyone freaks out, there is a difference between surface rust and deep pitting. Sure, over time, surface rust leads to pitting and structural failure but a little steel wool, some furniture polish or wax to seal it and you’re good as new. Patina is the best paint job nature can provide with you, as long as you do it right. This Sizemore is a perfect example. Matt’s training bike has seen some miles and it shows.
Photo by Jake Ricker
I was talking to a few people at NAHBS this year about how Seattle doesn’t have many builders, especially when compared to Portland, its arch enemy. There’s what? Davidson and that’s about it? Then I saw this beast. Todd Hunt Bertram builds custom bicycles under the name Viana Cycles. His shop is based in Seattle and this particular frame utilizes a rather unique wishbone seat stay bridge. What else would you call it? Take note of that downtube diameter, the sleeved and cleaved seat tube and the bright-ass color. The list just goes on. Check out more at Jake’s Flickr!
For more information on Viana, head to their site and their Etsy profile. That’s a first!
J Ruff from CSK and Zlog put together some quickies from Tyler Johnson. That last clip rules so hard. Awesome.
Way stoked on this new edit from the CSK and Zlog. Nice to see Zach and Kareem on it as well as Tyler, Ruff and Chris. Seattle always brings the vibes. Tire slides!
Jake Ricker’s photography has been featured here countless times on the site over the years. His 35mm snapshots have finally made their way to a printed publication:
“I am very proud to announce my first photography book is now for sale. A wider and slim version of the same 70 page book is available. Hard cover and soft cover option in both sizes. Look for the preview button on Blurb to see 30 pages of the book. If you would like a copy but don’t want to go through Blurb I can take preorder payments and place a mass order myself. I will ship them out as soon as I get them in.