Christopher Igleheart’s frames and forks cruise the roads and trails on six of the seven continents. Igleheart has been an integral part of the bicycle trade for more than 30 years. He began as a retailer, but a framebuilding class with Chris Chance in 1980 brought his passion for construction to life.
At Chance’s Fat City Cycles, the legendary Somerville, Mass., shop, Igleheart stepped onto the production line, welding forks and frames and designing and building tandems. He struck out on his own in 1990, building on the East Coast before moving to Oregon and expanding and refining his skills.
Now settled on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Igleheart is using his considerable experience, talents and passion designing and constructing his custom frames and forks for a clientele whose dreams include mountain bikes, cyclocross, track and touring. Each frame is made one at a time with meticulous individual detail. For Igleheart, it’s all about the ride: “Keep pedaling, you’ll get there.”
Wenham, Mass. 978.626.1193
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