One of the things we do best here, is build bikes to order. There is something exciting about a new bike, but there is something even more exciting about building one up from scratch. Consider the frame as an empty canvas, waiting to be painted into a work of art. If the canvas isn’t properly prepared, the painting will not be that good.
Same with bikes. We consider every custom build a work of art. We take the same approach to every frame whether we’re building it for you, or you’re doing it yourself. Preparation is everything. What if you were to build the bike at home, not having the thousands of dollars worth of professional bike shop tools? What if you had a problem installing the bottom bracket? Maybe it won’t thread in correctly, or not at all?
We take a lot of pride in making sure that everything is as easy as it can be for the home bike builder. The BB threads are tapped, head tubes are checked for correct tolerance, seat tubes are checked to make sure you can actually insert a seatpost without scratching it all up.
We do this for you, so you spend less time dealing with aggravating and inconvenient hiccups, and less time assembling your bike. You are on the trail much more quickly. And we do it at no charge. To every frame that comes through our front door. We also prepare all steel frames with a rust inhibitor. Nothing could be more heartbreaking than to have your investment rust out from the inside out. So we take care of that for you as well.
Sure, one of the great things about mail order is getting your stuff quickly and cheaply, but rarely, if at all, do these other “shops” take the time to prepare your frame for you. Although it may take a little more time to buy a bike or frame from us, you are certainly getting your money’s worth.
Tomorrow, these frames will be parting ways. The Voodoo will be going to it’s new home in PA. The Niner will stay with us awhile, as we build it up to the specifications of it’s owner. We’re waiting for some hubs that should arrive tomorrow, and we will document the construction process as we go.
As you can see, they have both been prepped, and they are now ready to build.
Tune in tomorrow…