This very special kickstand will grace my YiPsan cruiser. This bike will be displayed at the 2011 NAHBS.
The Pictured bike was awarded with both “The People’s Choice Award” and “Best City Bicycle” at the 2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Richmond, Va.
After a 14 hour drive and getting rear ended along the way Scott Quiring made it to the 2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show with a smile and pile of beautiful bicycles.
Moots represented a big fat and beautiful machine at the 2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.
We just finished a new stock build. It is a super rad Independent Fabrication Factory Lightweight built up with a Shimano Ultegra kit.
We just built this beautiful Independent Fabrication Factory Light Weight for Alan. I love the sky like fade complete with the moon and stars. Check out our photo album for more pictures.
I recently had the absolute pleasure of building the pictured YiPsan all-road bike for Catherine. The frame is hand crafted in the lugged tradition. I refer to this bike as an “all-road” bike because it is designed to accept wider cyclocross tires, but has road bike geometry.
Here are two fun builds we just completed. The very first Independent Fabrication to sport the damn cool HammerSchmidt two speed crank and a well set-up IF Independence.
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We will kick off my North American Handmade Bicycle Show blog fest with an extra special post.
The other day a gentleman named Leo visited the shop. He asked a few questions about building a frame that he made many years ago. He built the frame at one of the first UBI frame brazing classes under the instruction of frame-builder-extraordinaire Albert Eisentraut.
I just built this YiPsan steel 29er mountain bike. The frame is fillet brazed and finished with a translucent red that allows you to see the brazing underneath. Stop by the shop and check the bike out in person or better yet set up a demo.
Roger just finished building his new do-it-all bike, a YiPsan monster cross. The bike is set up for all-day comfort in the saddle. The frame has clearance for wider knobbies so light mountain trails are not off limits.
I fell in love the second I took this Quiring frame out of the box. Some may say I committed the ultimate sin and painted a Ti mountain bike. To them I say shut up- my bike is cooler than yours buddy!
This was a very fun project built for Ken. He plans to use the bike as a light touring rig and as a general road bike that he can take with him on travel.
We just had the honor of assembling Chuck’s Independent Fabrication Factory Lightweight. The frame has a lot of gorgeous finish work. Chuck chose hand painted stars to accent the frame.
When I was a kid I used to flip through the Spooky bike catalog and dream about one day owning one. Recently I got to live vicariously through Ray, one of our customers. Ray was one of the lucky guys who actually owned a Spooky. An OG, real-deal, old school one, that is, and we converted it to a single speed for him.