Meet the Framebuilder Video Series: Vertigo Cycles, Independent Fabrications, Strong Frames, Priority Cycles, and Signal Cycles.
Building solely with titanium Vertigo Cycles may be a brand you have never heard of, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t building some phenomenal custom frames with some very unique features. Sean Chaney currently builds frames for only about ten weeks out of the year due to being a full time dad, but plans to get back to fabricating full time soon. Check him out if your in the market for a titanium bicycle.
Signal Cycles began as an idea; a passion fostered in an environment of bicycle obsession. As co-workers in a nationally recognized service department, two mechanics and artists, Matt Cardinal and Nate Meschke, shared a love for making bicycles operate at peak efficiency. Their focus soon shifted to bike-building, and Signal was created. Both Matt and Nate are involved in crafting each bicycle from the design phase to final paint and component selection.
It all started with Legos and a Hacksaw. 15 years later Damon Madsen is building some unique full suspension mountain bikes focused around an efficient suspension design. Damon is a true engineer and his frames reflect the years of research and testing he has devoted to his passion of frame building.
Started back in 1995, Independent Fabrications is well known in the handmade bicycle industry for their ability to work with almost any frame material. For 2011, they continue to prove that they are pushing the envelope with frame construction.
“The true art of frame building lies in the builders ability to divine exactly what you want.” Which is exactly why Carl Strong has become such a popular frame builder. With a skill to bring a customers ideas and dreams in to a work of art from almost any frame material. With 17 years of frame building knowledge Carl is willing to make almost any dream bike a reality.
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