Thursday, May 1, 2014

This is a bottom bracket shell that I cut out with a heron standing in a marsh. Something as complex as this has to be done before the frame is built in order to gain access with the jeweler’s saw, but simpler designs can be done to built frames.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Eddy Merckx

Here's a great article about Eddy from Oui magazine about forty years ago.

Full Steam Eddy

Thursday, May 16, 2013

We'll be at the Cirque du Cyclisme This weekend (May 17 - 19) and hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

This is a chainring that we customized for a fixed gear bike that is being built by Wabi Cycles in Los Angeles.  It was originally black.  We removed the color and drilled the hole pattern.  The owner is on his way back from an extended stay in Afghanistan and has been looking forward to seeing his new machine.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bike Shows!

We’re planning to be at the Eden Bicycle Show, Swap Meet and Ride in Eden, North Carolina on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

We will also be at LeCirque du Cyclisme in Leesburg, Virginia (the D.C. area) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 8th - 10th.  This year’s theme is “American Bicycles and American Bicycle Builders.”  This is always an amazing event and you won’t want to miss it.

We’ll have booths set up at both events so you can see our work firsthand.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Inlaid Campagnolo Derailleur

This is a derailleur that I did for a display at the Big Stampede Bike Expo in Charlotte, NC. It has been buffed and the jockey cages were drilled.  The inlay was done with two colors of Mother of Pearl. Of all the pieces I was showing, this one seemed to draw the most attention.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Here’s something different that I did to a seatpost.  I milled out a depression for the brass butterfly charm to fit into and blasted a scanned image of the same butterfly around it.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Follis Crank Arms

These are the completed crank arms for the Follis mentioned below.  The indentions that Campagnolo mills into the five arms of the spider were cut all the way through.  Then the backs of both arms had recesses milled into them.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Follis Pista Bicycle

This is a project for a client with a Follis track bike that will be used for points racing.  The stem has the Follis logo that was parallelogramed by the manufacturer.  We milled a flute into both the top and bottom of the extension.

Below is a Campagnolo seatpost for the same bike.  We milled flutes and dots into the sides of the post which was then buffed.  We then cut a section out of the top and followed with sandblasting to reproduce the original Campy finish.

If you'd like to see the flutes in the seatpost being milled, take a look at this video.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Classic Rendezvous

Here's a link to some photos of Dale Brown's 2011 Classic Rendezvous Weekend, which even includes more up to date pictures of yours truly giving a talk before a humongous crowd.