Fit

 Even the most beautiful bicycle will end up in a corner gathering dust if it doesn't fit the rider.

Even the most beautiful bicycle will end up in a corner gathering dust if it doesn't fit the rider.

Fit begins with a conversation about not only your body dimensions, but also your riding style and preferences. I like to discuss your current position and any changes we can make to improve the quality of your ride.  From there your options fall into one of three categories. 

-For folks that have been an established position from years of riding, I'm happy to take your fit numbers, seat tube length and angle, top tube, etc, and do a drawing with those numbers.  I'll share the drawing with you upon completion and we can discuss and make any adjustments necessary. 

-If you’re willing to make the trip to my shop we can go into even more detail and I can schedule with my fit guru Brett Meinke.  I will sit in on your fit session and create a CAD drawing for your new Ellis as Brett does your fit.  Brett also specializes in custom footbeds and orthotics, so if you're having foot, knee, hip issues or even back issues, he can assess and work with you to minimize or relieve those issues. 

-For those folks not in the area, many quality bike shops can help you with a professional fitting. If you have a local shop that you trust, feel free to have a fitting done there and send me the results, I will create a drawing with the info from your fit session. 

Feel free to call and discuss options before you take this first step.

 
 Exceptional care is taken with every element of the frame. Your bike will look great even before it's painted.

Exceptional care is taken with every element of the frame. Your bike will look great even before it's painted.

Materials

My bikes are steel, a material that allows for maximum creativity and an amazing ride. Hand carved lugs are a specialty, and I'd be happy to work with you on unique designs.

I use a variety of types of tubing from Columbus, Dedacciai, KVA and Reynolds, based on individual rider's needs. Rarely do I build a bike with a standard tube set or a single type of tubing.  Before I start work on your Ellis I'll create and share a complete spec sheet showing all my tubing choices with you. 

 
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