Sadly, my health has taken a turn for the worse recently. Doctors are giving me 6-8 months to live, but (to misquote steven wright), my lawyer thinks he can get me 12! I have enough bikes in the queue to keep me busy, so I really can't take new orders at the moment. However! If you're interested in a bike, you can simply send me an email that says "me! I want one!" and I'll flag the email. If I get through the bikes I have in the queue and still have the energy and desire to build more, I'll contact you.
FRAME and FORK $2200
FULL COVERAGE WOOD FENDERS $175
CUSTOM RACKS $200 AND UP
YOUR RIGHT TO MICROMANAGE THE PROJECT $500
If you are interested in ordering a bike, or just starting a conversation about one, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell me what's on your mind.
Typically I build WHOLE bikes. That's what I'm most interested in. When I started building frames, it was out of a desire to have more control over the eventual look and utility of the whole bike. There are pure frame builders out there. I think of myself as more of a bike designer and builder, if the distinction matters to you.
I charge $2200 for a frame and fork. This includes one color of paint or powder. It includes a premium tube set. I select individual tubes for their specifics and tailor a tube set to meet your needs. There is no upcharge for nice tubing. There IS a common sense upcharge for things that are out of the ordinary, like couplers and rocket launchers, but I don't nickle and dime, à la carte, for things like water bottle bosses and fender/rack provisions. It makes the price list too long, and means that you need a calculator to figure out how much your frame will cost.
I charge full retail price for parts, but they come installed. That is to say, that I don't charge for building your wheels or assembling your bike, it's included in the price of the parts. If you leave it up to me, and I hope you do, I will use domestically made parts anywhere it's appropriate.
If you bring me a cardboard box of parts that you bought elsewhere, I will charge you a normal mechanic's shop rate to hang them from your frame. And I will probably grumble about compatibility and clearance.
Wood fenders are always available with your bike at the time that you order it. They are occasionally available à la carte. When I finish a run of fenders and put them up for sale à la carte, I notify the people on my mailing list and when they're gone they're gone!