Kevin's Independent Fabrication Planet X

Kevin's Indy Fab is too beautiful not to take a couple hundred photos of.  Here are a few of our favorites by Nick Davis

Looking forward to more fun builds like this in the New Year! Come see us at 1717 Summit Ave. 

Frame- Independent Fabrication Steel Planet X

Fork- Enve Composities Cross

Drivetrain- Shimano Ultegra 

Bar/Seatpost/Stem- Enve Composites

Wheels- Pacenti SL25's to Chris King R45's

Art Meets Outreach

The Studio model is all about the details.  Ensuring proper fit, finding the best build for the riders style and goals, and finding the aesthetic that fits the riders taste and personality. This is evident in the bikes that roll out of our doors. 

During the Richmond Cycling Corp's Legacy2020 event 23 hand painted frames were sold at auction.  The proceeds from the event went to the nonprofit and towards their mission to providing a means and method for the youth of East End Richmond to get out of Public Housing. Think art meets outreach. 

Here at the Studio we have had the great honor to build a select few of these frames.  The most recent build is for long time supporter and all around great guy Dave Carleton. Dave and his wife Kristin won the frame painted by Steve Hedberg, a stunning sky blue frame with a detailed city skyline. 

Dave wanted a build that would highlight the frames detailed paint, without distracting from said details.  He was also looking for a bike capable of competing at Bryan Park Training Series, and Monstercross.  We accomplished just that. 

Check it out. 

 

Frameset- Alan aluminum cyclocross with ENVE cantilever CX fork.

Drivetrain- 11 speed Shimano Ultegra.

Brakes- Paul Touring Cantilever.

Wheels- DT Swiss RR440 to Chris King R45's. Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Continental GrandPrix 4season tires.

Bar- Hand polished Salsa Cowbell 2 wrapped in ESI RCT silicone bar tape.

Seatpost and Stem- Thomson Elite

Finer details-  Jagwire aluminum link housing in high polish and matte black. Sky blue teflon coated brake and shift cables with gold crimps. Blue Paul Moon Unit brake cable hangers. Gold bottle cage bolts. Polished silver Chris King headset spacers with navy top cap.

PSJ

Phaup St. Journal. Spun from the story, grit, and legacy of Richmond Cycling Corps, and their knuckles down approach to outreach in Richmond's public housing neighborhood, Fairfield Court. 

Rosetta Jersey from Cutaway USA in brown. $120

Rosetta Jersey in Blue. $120

Newbourne Jean by Shockoe Altier. $200

Phaup St Grid Tee. $25

PSJ patch by the New Woodsman. $5

Photos by Nick Davis Photography. 

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

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Thomas, our resident bike touring nerd, took a quick spin to Cherokee NC. via the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Here are a few of the obnoxiously scenic photos from his adventure down South.  

Stop by the Studio to hear more about his bike tour and to start planning your own.