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Clifford’s Disc Di2 CX Race Bike

I sent this bike off to Cyclocross Magazine for review.  It’s designed for CX racing.  Clifford already had a great position on his old bike, but I customized the geometry of the new frame to get rid of toe overlap and lower the BB a…

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05 Jun 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog 2 comments

Rob’s Road Disc Build

Every bike has to start somewhere.  My bikes start with the tubes.  Rob is an incredibly strong rider and wanted a bike as stiff as possible.  He’ll be racing crits in Austrailia so I designed a custom, extra (extra) stiff tube set for his road…

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03 Jun 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Around The Shop, Bikes, Blog 4 comments

Chris King… in mango!

I just received some great looking parts from Chris King.  A tapered headset and their new PF30 bottom bracket.  Mango is such a beautiful color and will look great pressed into Rob’s upcoming road disc frame!  

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29 May 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Around The Shop, Blog 3 comments

Lumberjack Weekend

I don’t race as much as I used to, but when I do, it’s fun!  This weekend I participated in the TriBarnes triathlon in northern Wisconsin.   Before you think I’m some tri-guy, let me explain.  TriBarnes is a burly/lumberjack style triathlon with a mountain…

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29 May 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Rides no comments

Cable Stop Repair

Dan at Grand Performance Bicycle Shop brought me a standard cable stop repair, but not for the normal reason.   Dan’s thighs are quite large and while riding his thighs would rub the cable stop and draw blood!   As I went to move the cable…

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17 May 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Repair no comments

CX Magazine Interview

Appleman Bicycles is building a custom CX bike for review in the next issue of CX Magazine!  They wrote up a summary about Appleman Bicycles.  Click on the article to enlarge it.

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06 May 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Media no comments

Minnesota Business Magazine

Minnesota Business magazine interviewed Appleman Bicycles in the May issue!  The name of the article is “Pedaling Pleasure” and is on the last page of the magazine.   Click the picture to read the article or click here for the online version.

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02 May 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Media no comments

MN Ironman Century Ride

Paul received his Appleman earlier this winter, but couldn’t get it on the road until (most of) the snow melted.  This bike was designed for comfort and efficiency.  The diameter and layup of the tubing was designed to fit Paul’s riding style and the custom…

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01 May 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Rides no comments

The Beauty of Carbon Fiber

One of many reasons I’m obsessed with carbon fiber is its inherent, natural beauty.   While testing new materials, I haphazardly created this beautiful carbon fiber shape.  The picture shows two layers of unidirectional carbon that is cross-plied together, wrapped around a tube and frozen…

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30 Apr 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Around The Shop, Blog 1 comment

Appleman modifies HED modern/retro bike

A few weeks ago, Steve Hed came to the Appleman shop and I helped make a few modifications to a bike project they were bringing to Sea Otter.   This year is Campagnolo’s 80th anniversary of Super Record components.  Steve Hed also had a 50th anniversary…

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24 Apr 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Media, Repair no comments