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bike frames handmade from the best steel tubing

I can make you a frame or a complete bike for any type of riding. Possible choices are: a frame only: a frame with my custom-made steel fork or an aftermarket carbon-fibre fork: a frame supplied with some components or a complete bike.

My frames are made one at a time to order and are come fully painted in 2-pack automotive paint with a clearcoat.

Pricing:

Frames start from $2450 in Columbus Zona tubing: with Tig welded construction, Breezer vertical rear dropouts, with the option to retain or remove the standard rack/mudguard eyelets.

Step up to Columbus Life tubing + $440 - lighter, thinner, bling'er. My current 29er has a Life top-tube, seat-tube and chainstays; delicate but definitely off-road capable. A stronger material enables thinner tubing walls to give more of that sweet lively steel ride.

  • add $580 for Dario Pegoretti's excellent new 'Falz' (sickle) fork in carbon-fibre.
  • add $580 for a road lugged-crown steel fork, custom-made of Columbus Road fork blades and TrueTemper's LT steerer.
  • add $580 for a steel MTB unicrown fork, TIG-welded (Columbus Road unicrown fork blades, TrueTemper LT steerer).

Frame finish:

Frames come finished in a single colour paint finish with a black or white panel and a black or white decal. A second colour for the panel is an option as are more complex finishes. All frames have bearing faces and threads reamed/faced/chased and are treated internally against corrosion. Corrosion won't be a problem unless you regularly leave your bike outside in the weather, or do not store your bike in a dry place after wet rides. A small drain hole is drilled in the underside of the BB shell.

My paint finish is a high-quality automotive two-pack including a clear coat over the decals. This finish is very high gloss, just as with a car. More complex paint designs are available at extra cost. Forks painted to match the frame add $80, painted a different colour to the frame, add $100.

Frame styles offered:

On-road; track, fixie, road, randonneur, touring: with lugged fork, Columbus road steel fork, or a carbon-fibre fork.

Offroad; choose from cyclocross, mtb, 29er, 96er: available with my thin-wall steel True Temper Verus unicrown fork.

Complete bikes are made to order, or I can supply and install headset, suspension forks and stem with a frame.

Frame construction:

All frames take a 27.2 mm seatpost, an 1 1/8" steerer fork and include an external seatpost-clamp. (1" threadless steerer also available) and the BB shells are English threaded. All frames threads and bearing surfaces, BB and headset, are "faced and chased" with precision tools.

Frame options:

Step up from the standard Breezer hooded rear-dropouts to the stainless-steel version with the option to keep/remove the rack/mudguard eyelets +$70 including masked paint at the rear-wheel axle clamping surface.

Paragon 'Wright' rear-dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger: available in either steel or stainless-steel, supplied with a spare hanger. Steel +$50, stainless-steel +$95. The stainless-steel part includes masking during painting to leave the rear wheel axle contact surfaces free of paint.

44mm headtubes for tapered steerer forks, on road or off-road frames. No extra charge.

Rack bosses and extra braze-ons from $30-$40 extra.

Stainless track fork-end facets inside and out + $70 available on Llewellyn and Surly brand Track fork-ends

Paragon track fork-ends (horizontal dropouts) - extra tough 4130 cro-mo steel +$40

Sliding or swinging adjustable dropouts for singlespeed or Rohloff from + $190.

A Travel frame built with S and S frame couplings allowing frames up to 63cm* to come apart to fit into a suitcase, that simplifies air-travel and can avoid the hassle and possible excess baggage fee that bicycle cases can attract on international flights: + $680 per pair built-into a new frame: the price includes quick-connect cable connectors for gear and brake cables, 2 'lightweight' coupler spanners, high-tech stainless-steel grease and the masking of couplers during painting.

I can offer packing accessories for travel bikes; velcro fabric tube protectors, case compression struts, the S and S fabric backpack case. The S and S hard-case can be also be purchased if you can take delivery in the USA to save on scary freight costs to Australia. The 10" Combination Edge Pull / Side Pull, Butterfly Latch Case is the best, found halfway down this page.

Rohloff 14 speed internally geared rear hub: there are several possible frame set-ups for the Rohloff internally geared 14 speed rear hub. Contact me and I'll suggest the best solution of the many options that best suits your needs.

 

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