February 25, 2010

Track frames

I have been having a great time riding at the track lately, and I’m planning to start working with Nick to build his new track bike soon, so I thought I’d do a quick post announcing that I’m now officially in the custom track bike business.

Custom track frames (that’s custom geometry and custom round tubing) will run $950. Why so much cheaper than other frame configurations? Well, track frames are simple, to be honest. Design work is much easier than other frame types, there are no brazeons or brake tabs to worry about, etc. I do less work, quite simply, so I can charge less.

Custom steel track forks will be available for the standard $220, or I can order you a fork from a variety of sources. Parts kits are as always available as well.

Keep in mind that we’re talking about a round-tubes/sprinting type bike here. If you want a super crazy airfoil TT bike, I would charge you a lot more money, because it would take a much larger amount of work. Got questions? Drop me a line.

If you’d like to try out my personal bike (it’s a 55cm toptube, and I have a variety of stem lengths available to fine-tune the reach) and you are certified for open riding at the Boulder track, you’re welcome to borrow my bike anytime I’m not riding it. Just call or email me to see if you can use it.