Step One
   
  It all starts with you - the customer
   - Give some thought to what you want.

   - Contact us for a fiting.

    We discuss your frame in depth, namely:

  • Use
  • Design
  • Materials
  • Colors & finish
  • Special details
    We break your new bike into 7 prioritized categories:
  1. Frame
  2. Fork
  3. Wheels
  4. Brakes
  5. Drivetrain
  6. Top kit
  7. Pedals

    - Your custom is sub-totaled.

      - A deposit is  paid.   

     - Let's begin your project.
 

 

 
Step Two
   
  CAD drawings & materials sourcing
- From your dimensions I determine the invariants for your design such as; eff. t/t, min. s/o, saddle over bar height, wheel & fork dimensions & tubing profiles.
- Variables are now added into professional bike design software. These include seat & head angles, t/t angle, wheelbase, head tube length(s), weld clearances & s/stay attachment points.
- Specific component dimensions are added to your design. For instance, max or min tire width, headset stack dim., seatpost off-set, bar angle & sweep, etc...
- Braze on placement & cable routing details are all figured down to the mm during the design stage.
- The paint scheme is mocked up in CAD and now we have:
  • The frame data sheet
  • The frame fab drawing
  • The frame fab mitre drawing
  • The frame/component/fork setup drawing
  • The paint scheme drawing
- All plans are triple checked.
- Materials are sourced & checked off the list.
- It's time to melt some metal!

 

 
Step Three
   
  True crafstmanship & detail
- Materials arrive & the tube set is checked for imperfections, all fittings are accounted for & the jig is setup per design specs.
- Let the fabrication begin:
  1. Tubes are mitre'd & placed jig.
  2. Tubes are cleaned & sanded.
  3. Tubes are placed back in jig for tacking.
  4. Special attention is paid to the heat affected zones.
  5. Frame is removed from the jig to be finish welded or brazed.
  6. Frame is checked for alignment throughout the weld process.
  7. Gussets & braze on fittings go on.
  8. Frame receives final alignment.
- Now your frame is headed for paint or powder.

 

 
Step Four
   
  Show quality paint or powder finish
- By now we know what your finish will be.
- Custom paint work is tedious & methodical.
  1. Frame is bead blasted
  2. Minor nicks & scratches are filled or sanded.
  3. A coat of sanding primer is sprayed on.
  4. Sand with 400 grit, clean, repeat.
  5. Once smooth, your frame receives layers of etching primer.
  6. More sanding with 400 & cleaning.
  7. Sealer primer is carefully applied.
  8. Allow for cure & break out the 600 grit wet/dry paper. Sand & clean.
  9. Basecoat colors are layered on lightly, curing & sanding between coats.
  10.  PPG clear is carefully sprayed over basecoat.
  11. The clear coat is cured &  sanded w/ 800 - 1000 grit wet/dry paper.
  12. Additional coats of clear applied, cured, sanded.
  13. After final cure frame wet - sanded w/ 1500 grit.
  14. It is polished with rubbing & finishing compounds to a gleaming showroom shine.
- A slightly different process is used for matte finishes and powder coat



 

 
Step Five
   
  Professional build - using a full complement of knowledge & tools
- A final inspection is made of your frame.
- All components accounted for & prepped for installation.
- Frame is securely clamped in Park stand, ready & willing:
  1. Tap all threads incl. der. hanger, h20 braze ons, etc...
  2. Face & chase BB & head tube.
  3. Ream & hone seat tube.
  4. Size, cut & prep fork steerer for installation.
  5. Prep frame surfaces with anti-seize or grease as needed.
  6. Install componentry using factory torque settings.
  7. Troubleshoot thru-out process as needed.
  8. Set up rider cock pit, fork, tire psi, etc. according to design.
  9. Triple check systems.
  10. Test ride! Wheelie, bunny hop, mash the peds!
  11. Make final adjustments & apply Pedro's Bike Lust.



 

 
Step Six
   
  Delivery
- The second half of the total is due in full.
- Schedule a pickup and final fitting with Toby at the shop or have it shipped to your front door.
- If shipping the bike, assembly will be easy for you.
- A new bike has a break-in period. It will need a minor tune-up after first  25 - 100 miles.
- Always care for your new bike by storing it out of the weather & lock it securely.
- Ride hard! Your bicycle is built to be ridden.
- Remember a well built frame or bike designed to meet your needs will be a joy to own for many years.
- You can always send it back in for a restoration/refurbish if you hammer too hard!