Ron’s Bike

Ron’s Bike

After a brief February thaw, winter has returned to Guelph. Monday was the family day holiday in Ontario so it was a shorter week here at True North. Hugh took the opportunity to engage in a three-hour road hockey marathon while i took a trip into Toronto to check out...
Powder Mania!

Powder Mania!

It has been a whirlwind of activity here trying to master the art of powder coating as well as building frames and taking orders.       The problem with contracting out the powder coating is that most of the existing businesses have only basic powder coating...
Ti Time

Ti Time

I have been building quite a few ti frames this year. I have a new shaped 3/2.5 tubeset that is perfect for road and cross bikes. The shaping adds stiffness to the frame the right places while still maintaining the supple ride ti is known for. Here is the start of...
Commuter Bikes

Commuter Bikes

Here are some pictures of a couple of ‘all terrain’ commuter bikes we’ve made recently. Both of the bike feature strudy steel frames with 700C wheels and room for cross tires or commuter tires and fenders. Both bikes are built with eccentric bottom...
Lean, Mean, Green Machine…

Lean, Mean, Green Machine…

Yeah, I know it’s black, but trust me – commuter bikes are green! This custom steel commuter has a bunch of neat features. The bike is built up with Shimano’s Alfine group – an eight speed internally geared rear hub, a front dynamo hub, and...