"Custom" bikes are fun and all, but they tend to be boring and not very challenging.
Re-paints however, are what make me excited to paint! If the customer is open to anything and will let me design them a paint scheme, I always pull out all the stops… For example, here is a re-painted Bianchi. The client and I worked the scheme out over a couple of months and I have to admit, I think it came out F’ing baller!
It is my hope that by doing projects like this, I will convince more people to go for the paint schemes that they’ve always wanted.
A recent bike I painted… It’s an integrated seat tube frame from Tonic Fabrication…
Tony a.k.a. Tonic Fabrication makes all of his own parts by hand. Not just a few parts like most “custom bikes” - but quite literally all of them. Did someone say hand made integrated head set?!?!
A couple other things to note…. the bend in the chain stays to match the angle of the spokes… “Y” or yoke seat stays…. fully integrated head set… integrated and polished stainless seat tube… the excellent proportioning relationship of the entire tube set… I mean I could go on for days….
A great picture of my teammates during the Cascadia Qualifying tournament.
Also happens to be a great picture showing the design work on team kits and bikes. Studio 112 picked the color ways, designed the jerseys, coordinated the bikes and executed everything in house. My teammates provided a perfect focus group and we are all really happy with the way things came out.
You can catch us in action this July 6/7/8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as we battle it out for the National Championships! Stay tuned for a link to the live, HD, web-cast of the entire event…