July 16th, 2014 Hugh
There is always lots of activity at True North Cycles. Â Make sure you check outÂ our Facebook and Flickr pages for more frequent updates. Â We are excited to be working on a new website. Â Hopefully it will be up shortly. Â We have sent a lot of titanium, S+S couplers, Rohloff Speedhubs, and Phat bikes out the door this year.
May 26th, 2013 Hugh
It has been a very busy spring here at True North Cycles. Â Here are a few of the bikes that have left the shop recently. Â Photos are posted more frequently at https://www.facebook.com/truenorthcycles
Keith just picked up his new S+S coupled touring bike. Â It was built to utilize a belt driven Rohloff 14 speed internal hub. Â He went with a red anodized hub to match the Schmidt dyno hub and Edelux light.
I have been building about 40% titanium bikes so far this year. Â Here is Gerald’s new titanium road rocket! Â It is equipped with a Campy Chorus Road group. Â The wheels are a pair of sweet looking Chris King R45 road hubs laced to Stans Alpha 340 road rims.
This is Paul’s new titanium road bike. Â This bike is quite versatile with the couplers , rack/fender eyelets, and also a Wound Up LR fork. Â This fork is specific to long reach road calipers which will allow fenders and a 700x32c width tire. Â The bike also has a Tubus Airy titanium rack.
John treated himself to a bike that fits! Â He is close to 6′ 10″ tall. Â This was a really nice looking bike. Â The super mirror orange powder coat and dark grey Ultegra group look great together.
This is Christian’s new road bike. Â Â This is the same colour as John’s but I added a good dose of copper pearl into the clear coat. Â The pearl really pops in the sunlight. Â This could be one of my favourite colours. Â Â This bike is also set up with Hutchinson tubeless tires. Â Setting up a road bike with tubeless tires is much less work than a mountain bike. Â Â It only takes a 2-3 minutes to install the tire and add the sealant.
January 27th, 2013 Hugh
This past week has been one of the coldest since we have been in the new shop. Â Lots of extra clothing and firing up the wood stove has been necessary. Â Â Spring is just around the corner and the orders are rolling in.
This is Nathan’s coupled road bike. Â The frame is a mix of True Temper and Columbus tubing. Â Build kit is a Shimano Ultegra compact group along with a few of Nathan’s favourite components. Â Since this photo was taken the fork has been replaced with an Enve 2.0 road fork. Â The wheels will be replaced with Chris King Cross hubs built to Open Pro rims.
Craig ordered a new cross bike. Â The bike is built around a 200mm long High Sierra custom crank arms. Â The paint is a pearl white powder with contrasting blue decals and fenders.
Heather ordered a small allrounder road bike. Â The bike will accept a 26 inch or 650c wheel. Â It willÂ accommodateÂ a touring tire and fenders if she needs them in the future. Â The paint is a gloss black powder with a blue pearl in the clear coat. Â The blue pops in direct sunlight. Â Unfortunately the lighting wasn’t great when I took the picture.
This titanium touring bike is the second time around for Paul. Â His original bike was delivered last spring and unfortunately stolen shortly after. Â It is exactly the same as the original but this time we were able to take advantage of the new Campagnolo Veloce triple group.
Beniot’s Â touring bike looks sharp! Â The sparkle copper powder is one of the nicer powder colours we have. Â The frame was built with Â S+S couplers, Avid BB7 disc brakes, Â Alfine dynamo hub, and Tubus Racks.
We took a little time around Christmas this year and did some workshop organizing and experimenting Â with liquid paint. Â We plan to offer more colour options and paint schemes shortly.
January 22nd, 2013 Hugh
Ti frame with couplers in the frame jig and soon to be welded