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Baker Orchard CX Report

It was a great day (cool and rainy) for cyclocross racing!  It rained three days leading up to the race making for slippery conditions. Elite 1/2 racer Eric Thompson won (dominated) his race!  I also raced and had a blast in the muddy conditions. Eric…

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07 Oct 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Rides no comments

Eric Thompson wins Metal Cross

Appleman rider Eric Thompson dominated Metal Cross race weekend!  Metal Cross is a two day cross race event in Clearwater, MN.  Eric rode his Appleman to victory on a damp course Saturday to win by over 1 minute!   A beautiful, sunny day on Sunday…

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04 Oct 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog, Rides no comments

Appleman Sponsors Eric Thompson for CX

I’m happy to announce that Appleman Bicycles is sponsoring pro/elite cyclocross racer, Eric Thompson!  Eric and I met through the Youth Cycling League in our early teens.  Since then, I’ve been tuning carbon fiber bikes and Eric has been tuning his CX speed.  We’ve combined…

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25 Sep 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog, Media, Rides no comments

CX Magazine Interview

Issue 21 of Cyclocross Magazine just came out!  The article has a great writeup about Appleman Bicycles and a preview of the bike CXM is reviewing. (Update: Read the full review here)   Click the picture below to read the story!  (It’s a large file,…

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05 Aug 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog, Media no comments

Your Bike at NAHBS 2014

I’m registered for NAHBS 2014 and will be bringing customer bikes! I am already planning my NAHBS bikes for March 2014. If you are interested in having your bike in my booth, please let me know. I am looking to make the following: a Road bike,…

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27 Jul 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog no comments

Unidirectional Versus Woven Carbon Fiber

Here at Appleman Bicycles, strength and durability are a priority.  That’s why I use unidirectional carbon fibers to build all of my frames.  Many bikes have a cosmetic woven outer layer, but it is just that… cosmetic.   Unidirectional (UD) fibers are carbon fibers that run…

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17 Jul 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Around The Shop, Blog 3 comments

Rob’s Road Disc Frame

The build process is complete! This frame is heading Down Under and will be built up with Enve 65 rims, Chris King disc hubs, and Dura Ace 9000 components! Rob is a strong fella’ and needed a beautifully handling frame for crit racing in Australia…

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09 Jul 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog 4 comments

Carbon Repair is a Big Relief

Damaging a carbon frame is a major bummer!  Many people are unaware that repairing carbon fiber is even an option.  Repair is a great option that is often cheaper than a new frame and is stronger than the before.  Carbon fiber is one of the…

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02 Jul 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Repair 1 comment

Big Bad Bike Baking Oven

Ever wonder how bikes are baked in an oven?  I use a Big Bad Bike Baking Oven to accomplish the job!  The new oven is large enough to fit any frame in and provides extremely consistant temperatures within the chamber.   The oven is used…

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02 Jul 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Around The Shop, Blog, Repair no comments

No Paint Repairs

If your carbon frame gets damaged, then Appleman repair is a great option!  In the day and age of bikes with flashy paint jobs and 15 logos scattered throughout, many customers are electing to get their frame repaired without paint. There are a lot of…

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07 Jun 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Around The Shop, Blog, Repair 2 comments