• beautiful carbon fiber

    The Beauty of Carbon Fiber

    April 30, 2013

    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,...

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  • Appleman helps HED with retro carbon bike

    Appleman modifies HED modern/retro bike

    April 24, 2013

    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....

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  • Rich and Appleman road bike

    Rich’s new Road Bike

    April 20, 2013

    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...

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  • First Class Dropouts: Framebuilding Podcast

    April 16, 2013

    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...

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  • Road Disc Fork

    April 12, 2013

    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...

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