Hi folks- Just a quick note- as things have been increasingly busy in the shop I have had less time to devote to the blog. While I hope to get back to this space you can still keep an eye on up to the minute updates on Facebook and Instagram. Those formats have been great as I can snap shots and post quick updates while still in the throws of the work. Winter Bicycles on Facebook Winter Bicycles Instagram Thanks- and
Spring has been grinding along and looking more and more like summer. Things have been busy in the shop, busy enough I haven’t looked up from the bench as much as I could. And then I received a curiously titled email: “1039 miles“. I opened it up and was a little blown away. When someone asks me why I build custom bicycles, this is why: So on my foul weathered trip to the river to tube (the
I just returned from the UK for another great Bespoked show! Huge thanks to Bespoked’s Phil and Tessa, all of the show sponsors, and my amazing (as in earth shatteringly gracious) hosts John and Mel. It all started with a few flights- Once in Bristol I set up my bikes and rolled them down the Brunell’s Old Station. Quite the room! Inside I was the first set up with my modest booth displaying both my Tenga
I brought a couple of new bikes to NAHBS this year, road frames I dubbed my “Tool Series“. These are a new item for me- set configurations made to order and built to measure. For folks looking for the convenience of a straight forward road frame, but with the benefits of custom sizing, the Tool Series offers a great addition to my existing full Custom Series bikes. These road frames start with a custom si
Phew- back from NAHBS! It was a fun show, and a great chance to meet up with friends and colleagues. To my pleasant surprise I was awarded “Best Finish” for my city bike. Big thanks to the folks at NAHBS, Keith Anderson, my chrome guys and all my vendors. HUGE thanks to all of my clients for their support and willingness to let me go for it. (Photo credit to NAHBS) I brought 4 bikes this year- a city and
At the last NAHBS a couple of the fine folks from Box Dog Bikes in SF stopped by my booth. In addition to chatting about the bikes I had on display they also inquired if I would be interested in working with them as a hired torch for their Pelican series rando bikes. I was. After a fair bit of discussion, planning, parts sourcing and working through my normal queue to their spot, I was ready to start. The plan was to
Winter would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who have answered the call to serve, both in the armed forces and in civilian life. Thank you for your contributions. Winter Bicycles friend and purveyor of “best in category” and US made goods Archival Clothing has taken a look at the 1918, the WWI Armistice Day commemorative bike. Enjoy the photos, and take a moment to remember the day.