Ti and Tandems

Ti and Tandems

There is a tandem being built at the shop this week. We haven’t seen one in here since the baby blue mixte tandem that was built last year. You can always tell when there is a tandem being built as working your way from the front of the shop to the back of the...
8 days until the Toronto Bike Show

8 days until the Toronto Bike Show

8 days to go until the big show and as is the case every year, production is in full swing. Leo just took possession of his powder blue S and S coupling equipped road bike. Leo has been gracious enough to lend his bike back to us so that we may put it on display at...
Prepping for the Toronto Bike Show

Prepping for the Toronto Bike Show

Last year, the final push before the annual Toronto Bike show was a tough one. No matter how much you plan and how hard you work, it seems like the final week before a big show is always full of 12 hour days.    This year we have started a few weeks earlier with the...
Lugs and Repairs.

Lugs and Repairs.

One of my favorite websites is Crazyguyonabike. The sum total of my touring in recent memory was a ride from Burlington, Vermont to Burlington, Ontario. I had 4 days before i had to be back to work so i really had to motor. That’s not the way to do it, touring...
Working with Lugs

Working with Lugs

Working with Lugs is painstaking, tedious work; there’s really no way around it. To get a set of lugs to the point where you can think about brazing them into a frame can take days. First one must conceptualize what they want the lugs to look like and sketch it...
Repairing, Restoring and Repainting.

Repairing, Restoring and Repainting.

It’s been about a year since we began powder coating all our frames in house. When we first got the powder coating setup operational we dived in headfirst attempting panels, fades and flames. You name it, we probably tried it. And we more than likely ended up...
The Christmas Rush.

The Christmas Rush.

We had four S and S coupling equipped bikes leave the shop on the 24th. Two were the bikes from last weeks post and two were these beautiful His and Her’s Ti touring bikes. Needless to say it was a busy day. Anne’s bike turned out awesome, equipped with...
His and Her Bikes

His and Her Bikes

Ellen and Ron approached us earlier this year with desire to have road bikes built for their travels to Europe. They take part in longer tours in some very scenic locales, but as these tours are fully supported, they don’t need touring bikes per se. Ellen and...