Chris's commuter has already been on the road for a couple years and I just wanted to show of its simple utility. Chris owns a modern road Icarus so this one was built to fit another need; the ability to carry gear in any weather and soak up the bumps. It even pulls the trailer filled with kiddos now!

Chris didn't want any flash, just extra durability so we had it powdercoated. Something that you don't see often on my builds, but it makes the most sense in this case. The custom Icarus stem includes a built in front brake cable hanger and a removable faceplate setup from Paragon Machineworks.

Powdercoat by Marty Walsh.
Photographed by John Watson
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Here is what became of one of the "stock" frame I sold a while ago. Spencer lives just out of Austin and wanted something he could do some light touring and dirt road riding with.

To outfit the bike for Spencer's needs, we added a third water bottle mount under the DT for extended trips in the heat. He then decided on the forest service green and brown to make for a personalized stock setup.

This is wonderfully capable all day fun kinda bike. Loving the pink Pauls!

Photographs by John Watson
Paint by Jay at Circle A
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This is Tyler's bike, its rad. It features a 44mm headtube, 3 water bottles, low mount disc brakes and an ENVE tapered 'cross fork.

It was a little tricky fitting the Bruce Gordon 43mm tire in the short rear triangle but we got it in there. So its got plenty of cushion and traction for hitting the dirt and cruising all day. Its even got rear rack mounts in case he wants to take a light load out and stay overnight. Another thing you might notice is the lower seat tube water bottle, something Tyler asked for in order to fit a frame bag.

Love it when custom rigs come together like this and I get to see them stick around Austin.

Paint by Ben Falcon
Photography by John Watson
Built by Mellow Johnny's
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I don't get to build bike like this too often. Something made to accept racks, fenders, pump and a kickstand. The process is much more involved than a straight forward road or 'cross bike, all of the extra braze-ons can make me a little crazy in the moment but I sure do like how they turn out.

This frame features unique bottom bracket cable routing and a custom stem with internal brake hanger and bell mount. The classic round tubing and 650b 38c tires make it comfortable for bumping around the city or down a dirt path.

Paint by Ben Falcon.
Built by Blue Lug Tokyo
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I built this modern road frame so that Kevin could get back to riding after his last bike got smashed up in a wreck. Constructed with a mix of Columbus Megatubes and True Temper OX Plat. I did some seat stay sleeving for some subtle detail. Kevin built it up with the best! The bike comes to 16.5lbs with Campagnolo Super Record 80th, and ENVE.

I hear it rides pretty darn good too. Can't wait to see some pictures of it out on the roads of Atlanta, GA.

Photographs by Kaylinn Gilstrap
Paint by Bryan Myers
Built by master mechanic Chris Tavel at Loose Nut Cycles
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