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.
Step up to Columbus Life tubing + $400 - 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.
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 $70, painted a different colour to the frame, add $100.
If you're after a painter, I can't help you but you can contact Paconi in Braeside on 03 9587 0688, or Spray Ya Bike
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.
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.
Step up from the standard Breezer hooded rear-dropouts to the stainless-steel version with the option to keep/remove the rack/mudguard eyelets +$60 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.
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 + $180.
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: + $650 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. and a locally manufactured bike box for travel bikes in the 66cm x 66 x 25 size, $335 with a travel frame.
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.
I can also remove stuck seatposts that have corroded in place and can't be otherwise be removed for $100 if it can be directly pulled-out with a custom-made tool, or $220 if I have to machine it out, again with a custom made tool.
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