• Eric wins the 2013 MN state CX Championhsip

    Thompson Wins MN State CX Championship

    December 9, 2013

    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...

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  • Fitting mitered tubes: head tube cluster

    Koen’s Road Build

    December 6, 2013

    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...

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  • Appleman custom carbon mountain frame

    Another Appleman for Rob: 29′r

    November 26, 2013

    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...

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  • Rob's Appleman Head tube

    CX Racing, Mountain Build, Custom Bar Tape

    November 21, 2013

    There’s a lot going on at Appleman Bicycles, so I’m going to clump a few topics together!   First off, it’s cyclocross primetime!  Appleman sponsored rider and all around good guy Eric Thompson has had his best season yet!...

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  • Appleman Bicycles Does Halloween

    Framebuilder Halloween

    October 31, 2013

    To do something scary for Halloween, I’ve started TIG welding carbon fiber frames: Equally scary, Peacock Groove wraps a bi-laminate carbon/steel frame:  

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