Local teen Hamish wanted to learn a bit more about bike building and I was keen to pass on some knowledge.
He joined me for several days over the summer to help out and do what he could – which was quite a lot!
I love passing on this knowledge and my customers get a huge buzz out of being hands-on helping build their own dream-bike – it’s not something many bike-owners get to experience.
This single speed has been hand built for Paul of Essence bicycles. Paul has been seen riding this bike in most events around the country. Paul tells me its handling is fantastic, especially fitted with his brand new “Pace” forks.
This Jeffson road bike has been handcrafted for a perfect fit for triathalete Patrice Stichbury of Matamata. This particular bike is fitted out with Shimano 105 and Ultegra componentry.
Hand built for Chris of Taupo from Reynolds 731 tubing. This bike can regularly be seen as a fast moving blurr of black and red around the Spa Park track.
Single speed built for Peter Wells of Rotorua. Made from reynolds 731o/s tubing. Has lefty shox fitted. Headtube has been hand made for this frame. Also fitted with eccentric Bottom Bracket.
Garth rode Karapoti 2006 and came in first single speed on his Jeffson handcrafted frame.
Hand crafted for Peter Marshall of Wellington. Made from Columbus Zona round double butted tubing.
Weight of frame 1.8kg.
Beautiful old Raleigh 26″ sports bike, completely restored for a customer. Stickers re-created to match originals were added later.
Paul Billing of Rotorua owns this frame. Handbuilt from Columbus Zona Mega.
This bike frame has been built for Paul of Auckland. Paul tried a number of shops before turning up here. Paul is 6ft 9″. This is definitely the biggest bike I have ever built. To increase frame strength I used large diameter Reynolds aero tubing. I also handbuilt the high pressure wheels myself, using MTB hubs for strength and Mavic rims. We fully fitted the bike with Ultegra 600 10sp componentry. As he had never had a bike to fit before, Paul is one very happy customer.
Handbuilt from Columbus Zona Mega Aero tubing. Sliding rear tips, Jeffson Designed. Dave Fischer Carbon hubs. Reba Race front forks. Hand control loc out.
This mountain bike was handcrafted for Jane of Taupo from Columbus Zona tubing. Completed with a Shimano XT Group set, Reba Rockshox (loc out) and DT rims handbuilt into XT hubs.
For Jane I painted this special bike in pearl orange, finished with aclear coat over stickers which is very durable.