[Bike Lust] 44 Bikes Beezie 650B – Groovy Cycleworks Brook Trout – UBI Student Bikes
Custom builders have been blowing up Facebook recently with some really great looking builds. Here are a few of the one’s I’m really digging these days.
“This 650b’s Geo is 70.5 HT / 73 ST, 16.5″ chainstays, 12″ BB height built around a 100mm Rock Shox SID (Those are sagged No’s btw). All that packed with a 2×10 drivetrain.”
Also sports some nice American made parts in the form of a Thomson seatpost, stem, and collar, Cane Creek headset, and ESI grips.
I really dig custom paint work. I think that custom paint is one of the single most personal pieces of craftsmanship a custom builder can do to a bike frame. Groovy Cycleworks completely nailed a very interesting paint job for one of their latest customers. The customer is an avid fly fisherman and Groovy did a Brook Trout motif on his frame. Check out the whole paint process on Groovy’s blog.
I also ran across a galley of student made mountain bikes from UBI frame building classes. These students build some phenomenal looking bikes.