Tag Archives: frame builder

The Pull: David Wages of Ellis Cycles

The Pull: David Wages of Ellis Cycles

My guest today is frame builder David Wages of Ellis Cycles. There was a time when the most common career path for a frame builder was to put in solid years building bikes for a brand that sold ...

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The Pull: Sociologist Ben Brewer

The Pull: Sociologist Ben Brewer

This week I’m taking a slightly different tack and am interviewing an academic. My guest is sociologist Ben Brewer of James Madison University. Brewer picked up the cycling bug in the 1980s as a ...

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The Pull: Steve Rex

The Pull: Steve Rex

This week my guest is frame builder Steve Rex. Back in 1997 I moved to Redondo Beach, Calif., and began doing the local group rides. There was a guy on that ride who wasn’t on a Trek, Specialized ...

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The Pull: Nick Crumpton

The Pull: Nick Crumpton

This week my guest is frame builder Nick Crumpton. We may be in the golden age of frame building thanks to the fact that some of the finest steel frames ever produced are being built today. That ...

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NAHBS: Words About Awards

NAHBS: Words About Awards

I’ve done a fair number of stupid, thankless things in my life. And I’m not talking about parenthood. Years from now I may look back on taking on the role of chief judge for the North ...

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The Bishop

The Bishop

One of the greatest currencies we can share is trust. To simply put your faith in another person and let go of the outcome. It’s not easy, but the rewards are great. The greatest ...

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Bishop to Padraig

Last year, as I was wrapping up my coverage of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show I went to some length in describing my newfound love for the builder Chris Bishop. He runs a classic ...

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