While steel remains the material of preference for most frame builders these days, there has been an quiet surge of interest in handmade custom carbon fiber frames, especially those made in the US. Brian Williams and his Kelson brand hail from the south eastern quarter of Idaho and his composite frames are constructed with the highest attention of craft and detail. http://www.cycleexif.com/kelson-custom-cycles
Cycle Monkey is custom bike and wheel-build house, specializing in internal gearing and belt drives. We are the sole North American Service Partner for the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14. Our expertise and full stock of Rohloff hubs, replacement parts, and accessories are unmatched.
We partner with custom builders across the country to create dream bikes. We offer builds with the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 and different component packages, from starter kits to the ultimate, light-weight builds. Your chosen bike can be as simple or as custom as you’d like. No matter what type of riding you’re into, we facilitate coordination with builders, providing technical expertise to incorporate the Rohloff SPEEDHUB or Gates Carbon Drive.
We are bicycle wheel fanatics at Cycle Monkey. We offer custom wheel building for all type of bikes: road, mountain, fixed gear, folding, recumbent, and touring bikes. From lightweight climbing and racing wheels to sturdy touring and commuting wheels, from bombproof downhill and dirt jumping wheels to fast rolling cross-country wheels, your new wheels will complement and transform your ride.http://www.2015.handmadebicycleshow.com/exhibitor/cyclemonkey/
Nate Zukas has been making frame for only about a year and a half, but has been painting, repairing and modifying them for a while. His last name is Lithuanian for white rabbit, and somewhere on each frame you’ll find a painted white rabbit or two hiding somewhere. He makes custom steel road, mountain, cyclocross and other style bikes in Augusta, GA. He paints all the frames, too, and they’re really, really well done.
For a relatively young builder, his bikes showed an awfully high degree of finish quality and unique touches. The single speed/fixed gear city bike above is a fabulous example of “other” and has a hidden brake cable for the front disc. Check out more on this and his other bikes https://www.bikerumor.com/2012/04/06/found-zukas-cycles-gorgeous-custom-steel-bicycles-from-augusta-ga/