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Eric and his Cross Bike Win Criterium

Photo: Eric Thompson Appleman pilot Eric Thompson started off his 2014 road season with a win at the Tuesday Night World’s Criterium! As you may remember, Eric raced his Appleman last CX season nationally (many top 20 finishes) and locally (sweeping every MN race).  He…

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16 Apr 2014 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog, Rides no comments

NAHBS 2014 Preparations

NAHBS 2014 is just around the corner!  I’m bringing some awesome customer bikes!   Here are few build sequence shots… I can’t show too much because one of the customers will be seeing his bike for the first time at NAHBS!  He has given me…

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27 Feb 2014 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Around The Shop, Bikes, Blog 1 comment

New Bikes and Bike Rumor Interview

I recently added two new beautiful bikes to the gallery! Koen’s “American Dream” Road bike is a super stealthy bike with full Di2 and Enve components. Joe’s Gravel Racer came out beautifully with wooden logos and complimentary Chris King gold anodized parts.  Check out the…

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23 Jan 2014 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog, Media 1 comment

Thompson Wins MN State CX Championship

Congratulations to Eric Thompson for his epic 2013 Minnesota State Cyclocross Championship win!  Two-time state CX champ Pat LeMieux and Dominic Talerico (Appleman repair customer) took 2nd and 3rd respectively. Conditions at the race were down right nasty with the temperature hovering around 0*F and…

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09 Dec 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Rides no comments

Koen’s Road Build

Koen moved to the USA from Europe and wanted a custom, American-made frame!  His “American Dream” road bike will be classy and subtle with a stealth carbon fiber logo and color-reduced components.  There will be a few personal touches as the frame is finished.  In…

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06 Dec 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Around The Shop, Blog 1 comment

Another Appleman for Rob: 29′r

I’ve never met Rob.  In fact, I’ve never even talked to him, yet he’s ordered 3 bikes.  His super stiff mango road bike, the 29′r mountain bike below, and a gravel bike in the queue.  Having owned more than a few custom bikes, Rob knows what…

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26 Nov 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog 1 comment

Gravel Ride

Winter is closing in fast up in the Minnesota tundra, but there was one last nice day this weekend!  I was able to scope out the course for the 52 mile stage of the Minnesota State Gravel Championships in Northfield, MN. It was an absolutely beautiful…

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28 Oct 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Rides 1 comment

CX Magazine Bike Review

Cyclocross Magazine  wrote a raving review of a custom Appleman CX frame in the “Considering Custom” series.  I built them a dream bike and they got a dream bike!  I’m very proud to be the only carbon fiber framebuilder to be included in the series!…

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16 Oct 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog, Media no comments