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Rich’s new Road Bike

Rich picked up his new Appleman road bike today!  Rich brought in a frame with severe damage after an accident.  Repairing the damage wasn’t a viable option (while very rare, there are a few frames I can’t fix).  The stars aligned and I had an…

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

First Class Dropouts: Framebuilding Podcast

First Class Dropouts is a podcast/talkshow about bikes from the view of framebuilders.   The first episode talks about our experiences at NAHBS.  Keep an ear out for the Jens Voigt soundboard. First Class Dropouts: A Framebuilder’s Talkshow is the brainchild of Erik Noren of…

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16 Apr 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Media 1 comment

Road Disc Fork

This just in!  Enve’s road disc fork will be going on an upcoming Appleman frame! On my scale, the fork weighs 448 grams, has a 1.5″ tapered steerer tube, and an integrated cable guide!   The post mount for the brake caliper is for 140mm…

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12 Apr 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Around The Shop, Blog no comments

Miters

The next bike in the queue is for review in CX Magazine!  The jig has been set up and the tubes mitered.  Tight miters make for a strong joint.  Pictured are the front triangle tubes!  This is going to be another fun CX build!

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22 Mar 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Around The Shop, Blog no comments

New Website

The Appleman Bicycles  website has received a facelift!  We have the bulk of the content up, but will be adding to it over the next few days.  Please keep checking back for updates!    Feel free to contact us if you have any problems, suggestions, or…

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17 Mar 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog no comments

NAHBS 2013 Press Coverage

NAHBS 2013 in Denver, CO was great! I unveiled the new mountain bike and showed off our standard classy road bikes. There was a great crowd that throughouly enjoyed the Appleman booth.   Below are some of the press we got at the show: -Outside…

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04 Mar 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Media no comments

NAHBS 2013 Preview

NAHBS is here, the bikes are done, and on their way! On top: Mark’s custom road bike equipped with Super Record EPS, HED Stinger wheels, and Enve 1.0 fork. This bike came in at a svelte 13.5 pounds. The logos on the frame and AppleStem…

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20 Feb 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog no comments

Paul’s New Road Bike

Paul recieved a spectacular birthday present from his wife… a new Appleman! Custom tubing that is geared for comfort and an upright position will keep Paul riding all day long. The Brooks saddle (and bar tape) pays homage to his time working in England. Campagnolo…

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15 Feb 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog no comments

Appleman Carbon Seminar at NAHBS 2013

I’ll be giving a seminar at NAHBS 2013! NAHBS is not only a display of great handmade bikes, but there are seminars on various bike related subjects throughout the event! Head over to the NAHBS website and see all the seminars.   CARBON FIBER: LAYING…

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26 Jan 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Media no comments

New Black Derailleur Hangers

This just in: Black anodized rear derailleur hangers from Paragon Machineworks!  These are the same hangers that have gone on every Appleman and can be installed on existing Appleman frames.   Black derailleur hangers will be going out on all new frames.  

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18 Jan 2013 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog no comments