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.
A little bit of love- Every now and again one of my bikes hits the blog circuit and gets passed around. Recently, the 1918 has been on a bit of a loop. Soma Fab GBlog Artigianeide (in Italian I believe) Prolly is not probably Cycle Exif Bike Rumor Let me know if you find more- it’s always interesting to me which bikes people at large relate to. I just wrapped up another photo shoot with this one for a local spo
A few in process: 22.0/ 26.0 for a Herse- A theadless open face stem with bell mount, custom lugs and a one off tall riser. All conceived as part of a travel set up for a Columbine- Build it once: Build it twice: The pair:
And in another installment of Awesome Customer Interaction of the Day- A client recently returned from a guided tour in Italy. Of his guides discussing his Winter: “They often spoke in Italian, so I couldn’t understand much of what they were saying, but the word ‘elegante’ was unmistakable.” As luck would have it, I got a little note from the guide in question mentioned above.
I was just sent this photo and note- this stuff makes my day. “I thought you might enjoy this photo of the guides on my present cyclo-vacation who are (now) fans of your work. You may recognize one of them!…I’m on the Cinghiale (Hampsten) tour in Tuscany… The bike has been sublime. Thank you. ” Thank you! I’m glad to hear you are enjoying it.
“M” is a local customer that came in looking for a stem for his DeRosa Neo Primota. After a little bit of discussion we landed on a classic level extension with build in spacer and built for a 26.0mm bar clamp. Clean and inline with the looks of the bike. It all starts with the metal- raw and full of potential: Add just the right amount of bronze in just the right spots: Using my new Sputnik stem fixture: