Custom Lugged Steel Frames

Custom Lug Work

Our classic lugged framesets are back. In a collaboration between myself and Ed Litton. The pricing on these new lugged framesets is dependant upon the materials - please contact us with your requests. All frames will be custom sized/fit for each customer - no off the shelf sizing here. All framesets include the following standard options:

  • Custom Lugged or Fillet brazed steel frame and fork designed around your personal dimensions and riding needs. (Road, Track, Touring, Cross, etc)
  • Short lugs - Classic 1" top tube & 1 1/8" downtube.
  • Long point lugs - stamped old style 1" top tube.
  • Oversize fillet or oversized short point Henry James lugs (no extra cost)
  • Matching Lugged crown fork (an optional Carbon Fork is available)
  • Standard braze-ons include: 2 water bottle mounts, gear lever bosses, cable mounts and pump peg.
  • A single color Ed Litton paint job. If you have seen any of my show bikes, you know Ed can lay down paint with the best.
  • Customer choice of the classic 1" threaded Steerer or 1 1/8" threadless.

Being a custom frame, the sky is the limit with additional options. These are the most common options we are asked about:

  • Oversized long point lugs - $150
  • Front derailleur braze-on - $40
  • Cantilever bosses and brake cable hanger - $120
  • Hidden rear brake cable (through top tube) - $120
  • Painted panel on downtube or seat tube - $80
  • Contrasting head tube - $100

More options are available - we can discuss your specific needs if they are not addressed here. If you want a complete bike, we can do that too. Final cost will depend on additional frame options and the components selected. Example parts groups are listed below.

How to Order

Being old farts (and the fact the two of us are probably the slowest typers in North America), email is not an efficient way to discuss the intricate details of a custom lugged bike. Therefore, all custom frame and bike orders will be taken over the phone. There are too many details that we feel will get lost in trying to communicate via email. Give the shop a call @ 707-762-5601. Deposits are the $500 on frames or $1000 on complete bikes with the balance due upon completion.

Example Build Kits

When it comes to "custom" bikes, the sky is the limit. Sometimes that leaves too many options. To help your decision making process, we have put together some more common configurations to give you an idea of total cost. With the aesthetics of a lugged road bike, Campagnolo is the choice we prefer for both looks and functionality. We also understand that people have their preferences for both Shimano and SRAM road groups, so we also offer those as options. Don't see what you want on this list? That's ok - we can make it happen. Just ask.

Campagnolo Record
Campagnolo Chorus
SRAM Red
SRAM Force
Shimano Dura Ace
Shimano Ultegra
Wheels
White Industries hubs/ Mavic Open Pro Rims
White Industries hubs/ Mavic Open Pro Rims
White Industries hubs/ Mavic Open Pro Rims
White Industries hubs/ Mavic Open Pro Rims
White Industries hubs/ Mavic Open Pro Rims
White Industries hubs/ Mavic Open Pro Rims
Tires
Michelin Pro Optimum 25mm
Michelin Pro Optimum 25mm
Michelin Pro Optimum 25mm
Michelin Pro Optimum 25mm
Michelin Pro Optimum 25mm
Michelin Pro Optimum 25mm
Handlebars
Easton EC90 Carbon
Easton EA70
Easton EC90 Carbon
Easton EA70
Easton EC90 Carbon
Easton EA70
Stem
Thomson X2
Thomson X2
Thomson X2
Thomson X2
Thomson X2
Thomson X2
Seatpost
Thomson Masterpiece
Thomson Elite
Thomson Masterpiece
Thomson Elite
Thomson Masterpiece
Thomson Elite
Cables
Jagwire Racer
Jagwire Racer
Jagwire Racer
Jagwire Racer
Jagwire Racer
Jagwire Racer
Cages
King Cage (x2)
King Cage (x2)
King Cage (x2)
King Cage (x2)
King Cage (x2)
King Cage (x2)
Kit Total
$3000
$2250
$3000
$2000
$3000
$1900

 

Please note that all prices above are subject to change due to supplier costs and should be treated as estimates only. The above also does not take into consideration pedals, saddle or sales tax (where applicable). We did not include either as each rider has their own preferences. We have access to just about every saddle on the market, please tell us what saddle and/or pedals you would like and we can factor that in for you.