Most frame builders are. We like
bikes so much that we're compelled to build them.
None of the builders I know,
including myself, got into this to get rich. A few make a good living.
Others have jobs to support their habits. But we all love bikes.
in a certain type of bicycle; the randonneur. It's a bike that you can pedal comfortably all
day and all night. That's the kind of bike I make. Of course all my bikes are
customized to your preferences.
I also believe
in lugs, steel and an understated visual look that won't go out of fashion
I use Henry James lugs, crowns and
Other styles are available but costs rise unpredictably because of supply and the
extra time required to make them look good. My frames start at $1300. For that you get a frame and fork with a single
color paint job by Cyclart or Joe Bell and normal braze-ons. Striping,
panels and chroming are extra.
Delivery is generally 10 weeks but is really
governed by my painter's backlog. I don't rush production of my bikes.
riding your Phil Brown for many years so what's a couple of weeks