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Old 03-07-2013, 10:24 AM
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New Winter "Tool Series"

I brought a couple of new bikes to NAHBS this year, road frames I dubbed my Tool Series. These are a new item for me- set configurations made to order and built to measure. For folks looking for the convenience of a straight forward road frame, but with the benefits of custom sizing, the Tool Series offers a great addition to my existing full Custom Series bikes.

These road frames start with a custom sized Winter fillet brazed road frame, a Pegoretti Falz fork and a Cane Creek 110 headset. I will be offering a few parts packages as well as custom kits.

The bikes will initially be offered in two finishes:

Hammervein (gallery)



and Pewter (gallery)


Pricing info is on the web site. I will have a few standard build kits as well as custom builds.



For folks interested in the construction shots, you can see lots of process photos on my flickr page.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:49 AM
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Great looking bikes!

Are they available in traditional geometries (not sloping)?

What steels are you using in the frame construction? (if this is proprietary info or varies based on the rider, I understand).

If you order the Hammervein, can it be ordered all in the acid finish, or is it a half and half combo with a colored rear?
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:12 PM
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Non sloping is fine- each is built to order. These first two are sloping to account for the needs of their particular owners, but a horizontal top tube is still in the purview of the project.

The rough "design" is set, but the layout of the tubes is made to measure. Rather then offer stock sizes, I have chosen to standardize the "model", but still offer custom sizing and tube spec. That gives you the convenience of pre-determined option list with the benefit of tailored frame.

These bikes will be predominantly True Temper OX Plat, but that will vary a bit based on the rider. In these examples the Pewter frame is a 44 x 53 for a women with a long torso in standard oversized pipes, and the Hammervein a more traditional 55 top tube for a bigger guy in double oversized. Both have subtle tube shaping in the main tubes, but that again will vary based on the specifics of the built.

These are the first two color schemes, but I'm open to discussing some slight variation.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:42 PM
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Noticed you and Mr Pegoretti using Falz forks. Any comment on the forks ride and what width tire can it fit?
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The Flaz is Dario's design. It will fit up to a 28 with a standard road caliper. I have a couple of riders of very different sizes on them now and have only heard good things from their and other's reports.
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The Flaz is Dario's design. It will fit up to a 28 with a standard road caliper. I have a couple of riders of very different sizes on them now and have only heard good things from their and other's reports.
Thanks for the reply. These bikes look to be well placed $ wise , especially with them being brazed. Always wanted a fillet brazed bike.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:31 PM
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:22 AM
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the hammervein finish is awesome. just read the follow up review on your blog (http://www.winterbicycles.com/1039-miles/)

it's great to see someone so excited about their custom frame.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:55 AM
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Thanks he is having a blast with that bike!

For folks in Portland this weekend, I have a Road and new CX prototype Tool bikes here at the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. Stop by and take a peek! Photos to follow.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:20 PM
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If you find yourself in Portland try to swing into Velo Cult to check out my latest Road Tool. This was one of the bikes I brought to the OHBS and is now available for test rides (or purchase if you don't want to wait for one). 55 ETT, and in addition to the Falz and CC 110, it is built with a mix of Force 22, FSA Energy and Velocity A23's.

Anthony Bareno from VC shot these for me:




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Old 10-09-2013, 09:12 AM
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any plans to add different models to the tool series? a touring/rando bike would be cool. i know you have the bdb pelican, but maybe in these same finishes?
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Thanks, Mikeys- not at this time. Most of the folks that have come to me looking for touring or rando bikes have a specificity of purpose that better lends itself to my Custom Series bikes.

I've tried to make it a really linear process- folks who can benefit from custom sizing and a few options might want to look at the Tool bikes, and people needing more personalization can easily and naturally segue into the Custom Series bike. If people are interested in a Custom series bike with a Tool-like finish, that is certainly on the table.
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So nice!
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Nice frame - interesting paint job
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