Thursday, November 15, 2007

Squid and hammerhead stem in Bicycling Magazine

The December issue of Bicycling Magazine has page about Squid, and he's riding one of our Hammerhead Stems...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Welded frames now available!

The project took a bit longer than expected...but its done:

TIG welded Jonny Cycles track frames - A lower cost/less waiting alternative to the standard lugged Jonny Cycles track frame. Check it out:

Saturday, November 10, 2007

COG magazine article

The first issue of COG magazine is available. Out of Milwaukee COG is a visual journal captured from behind the bars of city bikers and messengers around the world.

Issue #1 has an article about Jonny Cycles, check it out -

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Fun frame modification and re-paint

Awhile back Glen brought his old Trek touring bike into the shop. He wanted it to work with 700c wheels and modern components, so we did the modifications. For the re-paint we had Keith Anderson do the base coat, then send it back to Glen. Glen gave his two daughters some sharpies and let them draw on the panels, and sent the frame back to Keith. Keith cleared over everything and the end result is really nice...check it out, a truly unique bike!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Shop website

Our framebuilding shop now has its own site, check it out -

A collection of photos and links to our sites (hit refresh for new photos).

Monday, September 24, 2007

Twin plate fork for one less car

Awhile back Cole from One Less Car asked me to make him a fork for a track frame of his. It took awhile...but its finally done.

I sent it off to Keith Anderson for paint with the vague instructions that it should be white with some sort of black and white checkers on one leg. Here is the result -

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 frame end collection is complete!

Received a batch of frame ends today - vertical road ends and fork ends.

My Jonny Cycles frame end collection is now complete and I'll now be using my ends on all frames. Track, horizontal road, vertical road, and fork ends. All have stainless faces and accept stainless M5 bottle mounts for rack/fender mounts.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Reynolds 953

I've finally finished a Reynolds 953 frameset. I made a light touring frameset for my friend (and owner of Jonny Cycles #2) Kevin in Sacramento. It turned out quite nice, check it out -

The 953 tubing is light stuff, although really you can get pretty close with the less expensive and easier to work with True Temper S3 (its within a few grams). So if you want a light frame I'd prefer to use normal (non-stainless) tubing, but if you want a light and shiny frame 953 is a good way to go...since the only other option is chrome.

Since it's expensive material, difficult to work with, and time consuming to finish it makes for an expensive frame. If you want an un-painted Reynolds 953 version of one of my frames I'll do it for and extra $550.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Fun stem...

Matthew in Chicago wanted a stem that he could mount his Rohloff twist grip shifter to, so I made him this custom threadless stem with an add on appendage for the shifter.

Sept 1st alleycat

After-party at the shop.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Bike weekend!

Not to be missed this weekend:

This Friday (8/24) @ 7pm Thunder Quarry. Kid's bikes + rock quarry....for sure to be fun.
FYI, quarry park is behind Whole Foods on University

This Sunday (8/26): Cookout at our shop 4pm, followed by ThunderTAB at the abandoned building (you know behine Olbrich)
....same link -

Thursday, August 16, 2007

2007 Fixed Gear Symposium in Traverse City, MI

As usual the Fixed Gear Symposium (FGS) was a blast. Jason and I have been to the previous two, and it keeps getting better every year.

I'll try to write more about it soon, but for now there are a bunch of photos here

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Cognition Cycling caps and the Fixed Gear Symposium

I'm back from the Fixed Gear Symposium and I still have some of the new Cognition cycling caps left so I've posted them for sale here.

I'll post some photos from the Symposium later this week, but in the meantime there are some decent ones over on the fixed gear gallery forum.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Leaving for the Fixed Gear Symposium

Hey..leaving in a few minutes for the Fixed Gear Symposium up in Traverse City Michigan.

This will be the third year that Jason and I have went. It's allot of fun and a vacation of sorts for us (we mostly just lounge around and enjoy ourselves).

This year I'm bring some hot new caps from Lyle and Kelly at Cognition here in Madison. Check them out:

I suspect I'll sell them all at the Symposium, but if I have any left over I'll post them on my site.

I also finished the first run of TIG welded frames. Not yet painted, but of course one is my size so I built it up to ride at the Symposium. Here are some photos:

(sorry I didn't have time to crop and rotate the photos....)
Can't wait to get them painted and make them official on the site!

More when I get back from Michigan.

oh....I've been super busy preparing for the Symposium, so if you have e-mailed me and haven't gotten a response I'll catch you on Monday when I get back!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tour de Franzia - tomorrow (wed 7/25)

For sure to be the social event of the week:
All you need is three friends and a box of wine.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Bike the Barns

From the website:

"Tour Dane County's beautiful farm country and visit three Community Supported Agriculture farms. Your ride will be fueled with gourmet local food, including breakfast, snacks, and a three-course lunch prepared by Underground Food Collective, Café Soleil and other star cooks from our local food system--all included in the $35 registration fee."

The best riding in the Midwest (which is anywhere directly west of Madison) combined with the best food in the Midwest...can't go wrong. I'll definitely be there.

Check it out:

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Another Jonny Cycles on the Fixed Gear Gallery

Check it out,Greg has his bike built up and posted on the gallery:

Speaking of the FGG, the Fixed Gear Symposium is coming up. Fun times. Jason and I are going again and really looking forward to it.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Today's color is .......Red!

Just received a couple of really nice red frames from paint.

The frame with all the stainless is one of two going to Florida. The other one is still being painted (yellow instead of red).

The red and white track frame is Jonny Cycles #15, one of my favorites (ok I say that about all of them). Ken had an unfortunate run in with a car and needed a new fork and a re-paint. It's as good as new now!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Jonny Cycles Capitol Times Article

Check it out -

...well ok, not just Jonny Cycles, but I got them to sneak my shop-mates ZR Cycles and Banjo Cycles in there as well.

Monday, July 02, 2007

stems stems stems....

Both the Hammerhead and titanium quill stems are now officially available, check it out:

Urban Velo #2

The new Urban Velo issue is out (formerly Urban Cyclist). Check it out -


web version:

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hammerhead stem

The stem is painted and with its happy new owner, Squid from NYC. Check it out...

(more on the Velocity event later)

...I really like the stem and am doing a limited run of it in a few sizes. Same hammerhead shark style of course. Let me know if your interested in one.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Circle A Cycles and Jason's bike

I've always been interested in what's going on over at Circle A cycles. I've been lucky enough to see a couple of their bikes in person and really like what they've been doing.

A few days ago Emily over at Circle A sent me a link to this:

The paint scheme was inspired by Jason's bike

A pretty cool interpretation of Jason's original stocking (bows and seams) design.

Friday, June 15, 2007

street bar/stem combo proto-type

I really have a thing for quill is a stem/bar proto-type I just finished. I'm going to give this one away @ the VeloCity event in Kenosha.