"The dirt is picturesque, so I don't mind"
-Louisa May Alcott
Building custom bikes with a flawless marriage of different brands and parts to achieve a nirvana-like riding experience...
The flyweight mountain biking bike! Built for trails to towpaths. Light. Fast. Comfortable...yet capable enough to take on anything but the hardcore...maybe? This COTIC Solaris Max is a beast! But this one will be tamed a bit. ONLY 140mm of travel, wireless drivetrain, and tons of carbon. A true XC/mountain/trail bike!
Replacing the newly minted Gravel Death Project, this one came up quite suddenly and has turned into a more than capable, lightweight replacement for the venerable SOMA Wolverine. A study in radical departures: From a Drop Bar designed gravel bike to a 12 speed, mountain drivetrain, flat bar all around beast! Take notes from this one. It's THAT good!
This newly minted beast has gone through a transformation. From a burly adventure bike, ripe with bags, racks, and fenders, to a slimmed-down, lightweight, flat-bar gravel/road bike! This is as close as I get to "Road", thankfully! With new carbon bits, hydraulic brakes and lighter drivetrain, its even faster and more fun to throw around the streets of Lakewood, Ohio and beyond!
This one took the place of Gravel Death Project, and then some! A huge Surly ECR with tons of racks, super wide 3" rubber, carbon wheels and bags out my...you get the idea! It's truly built to take on anything from a long day touring around town to the mountains of Scotland!
The feast de' resistance! The cream of the crop. A full blown carbon, LONG travel trail slayer! This Antidote Carbonjack is wicked! And will be a built sparing no expense! 170mm of travel, super high end suspension and some fun bits along the way. The quiver killer? We'll see.
This was a 'first timer' budget build. Christine's Xmas present. Light, alloy NukeProof Scout frame and some mid level goodies. But turned out to be a fun overall bike! Designed for a newbie trail rider, but capable of riding the towpath to the city as well. Comfortable. Solid. Light. And definately Unique!
This is Christine's new city/road/towpath bike. A super supple steel frame COTIC Escapade! With tons of sweet details to keep the ride smooth and fast: Suspension seat-post, carbon bits, slick Pirelli rubber! All designed for hours in the saddle with comfort and speed the priority.
The lightest XC frame in the world in the hands of the most brilliant bike designer in the country? This can only mean one thing...another Crazy Death Projects build! And I've already shaved some weight off of that "lightweight"!
When you want exactly what you want, what do you do? Build it youself! Well, not MYSELF, but the GHOST frame is coming soon! LONG, slack and fast! This is going to be fun and work well right alongside my The Death Project Wheelsets!
Being a small custom shop, I keep only what I need, typically. Shipping might take a few extra days than the big guys, but it's worth it! I ship from several sources and always TRY to get things to you as quickly (or based on how much you want to pay!) but I am at the mercy of the shippers. And with COVID some manufacturers and suppliers are on a limited staff. So bear with everyone. If something doesn't show up in the promised time let me know, but if you are expecting it TOMORROW? Or even the next day? Probably not going to happen.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL! I say that because most of the orders are custom. FOR YOU! So make sure YOU know what you want. Wrong color? Wrong size? Just remember, YOU ordered it! I can only offer some input when asked. However, on a case by case, I will look into any issues anyone has. Thanks for understanding!
There are no implied warranties. However, each manufacturer has its own warranties with the proper paperwork. KEEP YOUR INVOICES! I'll need those to help with any manufacturer's warranty. All/any manufacturer warranties can be found at their respective websites.
So this is a tough one, but, once you place an order it cannot be canceled. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT BEFORE YOU ORDER! This takes time and money to do. I help out where I can. I hope you ’get it’. If someone died and you really need to be refunded? I’m going to charge a restocking fee. Mostly to pay for the shipping to me and fees incurred. Seems fair. Don’t have a “Squirrel Moment”, please!