View Full Version : Winter Bicycles- "Zaftig" 27.5x3.0 mountain

04-18-2016, 07:06 AM





Full write up and gallery here (http://www.winterbicycles.com/projects/zaftig/).

04-18-2016, 07:51 AM

The paint on that bike is amazing. I saw the Bespoke folks liked that bike too...

Cool to see you have added that step to your process in addition to all of the other steps. A true full service shop!

04-18-2016, 01:35 PM
Thanks! Yes, it was warmly received at Bespoked! Thanks to the folks who came out to the show, Bespoked crew, and the folks at Singletrack!


04-20-2016, 12:52 AM
Hey Eric, how long have you been painting frames? Will you be painting by default now?

04-21-2016, 10:15 AM
Nice paintwork, Eric pal, reminds me of my old GT bike, 20 years old and the paint still looks good, near indestructible.


04-21-2016, 04:17 PM
Thanks, folks!

I'm just now leaning over the edge of the paint rabbit hole. I am excited to do more, but am not at that point yet. I am still lucky to be working with a couple very talented painters.

04-24-2016, 02:13 AM
I got to have a look at Eric's bikes at Bristol and they are nice and well and truly worthy of recognition. During the show I dragged other builders around to have a look at his bikes.

04-24-2016, 07:59 AM
Very much appreciated! Fun to chat, sorry we didn't get a chance to actually talk for real. I appreciate the flow of folks you brought by!

04-24-2016, 01:45 PM
Very much appreciated! Fun to chat, sorry we didn't get a chance to actually talk for real. I appreciate the flow of folks you brought by!

Eric, I wish bike shows would go for 5 full days and into some evenings, so they are a bit slower and gives more time for the punters to absorb what is on show. I hear some builders speak of the buzz and excitement when the hall is full to almost a people crush but I believe the flow past is too fast and every one is in rush mode. More personal space for the punter allows them to drift through and see and absorb.
I hear stand holders moan about the long day for them, crikey, marsh mellows, harden up say I ! We spend a lot of our hard earned dollars to exhibit at a show so I feel we need to make the most of it. Shows are great events for builders to learn and share from each other. I really like this aspect of shows, the get together each evening for a soothing ale and meal, meeting builders you have never met before and have yarns, but unfortunately for me I never get to chat to as many as I wish I could. When a show ends I am always a bit sad, because I have missed meeting many and never given enough time to many. I want a TARDIS.
Maybe next year I will get to meet and learn more about the man behind Winter Bicycles.