Ordering A Custom Appleman
Ordering a frame is a fun and unique experience. Appleman Bicycles is a one-man shop, so you have one point of contact. The guy who you talk to on the phone is the same guy building your bike. Contact me! Whether you have a list of questions, or aren’t sure where to start, I’ll get you up to speed on Appleman Bicycles.
Is an Appleman right for you? Feel free to contact me about some of the details about a frame, lead time, and to see if Appleman will be a good fit for your expectations for a custom carbon frame.
A non-refundable $1000 deposit is required to officially start the order process. The deposit adds your name to the build queue and solidifies your delivery date. I appreciate cash or check deposits, but PayPal is accepted for instant gratification.
The Fit Form
The Appleman Fit Form (below) gives me insight into you, your riding style, and what you expect from your Appleman. Completing this form provides me with the information I need to design your frame!
Fit is the most important thing! After receiving the Appleman Fit Form, we’ll be in contact to discuss the form and answer any questions that it spurred. After we speak, I’ll crunch the numbers to design your bike, geometry, and tubes for your frame.
When the design is complete, I will send you an approval package. This document contains every bit of information about your frame including the build specs, drawing of the frame, your component build, finish/paint specs, and invoice. The design can be modified until we are both content with your sweet new custom frame! After approving the design, complete bikes require a 50% deposit on components.
Upon approval of the design, the fun starts for me and the anticipation begins for you! Tubes will be made and components will be sourced. As the frame is being built, I’ll keep you up to date with pictures of the framebuilding process. When the frame is complete, it will be painted and assembled! As soon as the remaining balance of the bike is paid off, I’ll ship the bike to you. Then it’s time to ride!
Place Your Deposit
A $1000 deposit is required to get your Appleman in the works!
You can mail me a check, or for instant gratification use the PayPal button to the right.
After the Deposit
Thanks for choosing Appleman! Next step: Complete the Appleman Fit Forms.
These forms will provide Appleman Bicycles with the information needed to design your frame. Please fill this out as completely as possible and keep in mind, you can’t type too much.
If you need help, clarification, or have any questions about this form… please ask… it’s my job to answer your questions!
The Appleman Fit Form
Things you’ll need to complete this form: tape measure, an assistant to help take measurements, plumb bob (or weighted string), your current bike, a big smile. This form has four parts. Make sure you click the “Submit” button after completing each part.