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R & D Expedition

We're going to be out of the shop!

Ahearne Cycles will be on an R & D cycling expedition from Thursday 15 May through Memorial Day Weekend, May 24/25/26.

All orders for flask holders, flasks, handlebars, etc., over the next week will ship after Monday 26 May. I will not be responding to e-mails or phone calls from 15 - 25 May.  

I’ll be riding the Oregon Outback, which is an organized, but unsupported ride from Klamath Falls in southern Oregon, near the border with California, to the Columbia River, which is the northern Oregon border with Washington. It’s about 360 miles, much of which is off road, or on unpaved roads. The ride concludes about 100 or so miles east of Portland, and then we’ll be riding back home. You can see the route here. We're leaving a week before the official ride begins. 

Off Road Touring Bike, Stripped BareI posted a couple of photos back in February of the bike I’ll be riding. Some adaptations have been made over the past few weeks in order to get everything set to carry my gear. The bike is bad ass, but untried. I’ll be posting a full ride report after I return. As I said, this is R & D, and what better way to test an off road touring bike than to pack it with gear and go ride it a few hundred miles off road?

As well as the bike I’m riding, there will be 3 other versions of the same bike on this trip, all being ridden by friends of mine. These are the sorts of friends who aren't afraid to tell me honestly what they think. Or, maybe they are, but I'll hear them grunt, I'll hear them bitch, I'll see them throw their bikes down in disgust if they don't work well.

What this means is that there will be several perspectives on the ride quality, features, handling, load bearing, etc., that this particular bike has to offer. After the trip, and with this feedback, I intend to make whatever design revisions are required, and then I'll make quite a few of these bikes. Like I said, they’re bad ass. But I'll be able to speak more truthfully about that after the ride…


Bikes to England & Bikes for Sale

The Bespoked Handmade Bicycle Show in London is right around the corner. The show is from 11 - 13 April at the Lee Valley Velodrome. I'm really excited that I'm going to be a part of this event.

I'll be taking two bikes to show. One frame set, and a complete bike. Both are for sale. Both deserve a good home. 

The first bike I'll discuss is a road bike frame set.Road Bike, Show Bike


 The bike has stainless steel seat stays, chain stays, stainless fork legs and dropouts front and rear. The stays and legs have been polished and masked to give the bike the classic look of old chromed and painted bikes. But, in this case, the chrome will never peel. Also, look closely at the logo -- it's also stainless steel, brazed and polished. 

This frame is for sale, and comes with a few extras, including Paul Components Racer Medium brakes, a Chris King headset, Paul Comp. "Tall 'n Handsome" seat post, polished. It also has Honjo fenders, and a polished frame pump. The front rack and stem are also included. The asking price for all this is $4350. Please contact me if you are interested, or see me at the show in London. 

The frame dimensions are as follows: seat tube, 605 mm; top tube 590 mm; frame angles, 73 degree head tube, 73 seat tube; fork offset 58 mm; max. wheel size without fender 700 x 30c; with fender 700 x 28c; stem length 105mm with zero rise; chain stay length 420 mm; bb, British thread; standover height 855 mm. 

 Here is a link to more photos of the bike. (This link will navigate you away from this page. You'll have to use your "back" button to return to


The other bike I'm bringing to the show is the stainless steel touring bike.  

Stainless Steel Touring

I've talked about this bike in some detail already. You can see a the previous post about it here. Or, you can see a link to many more photos here (again, this link takes you away from the website. You'll have to come use the "back" button to return, or open a new window -- sorry about that!)

I haven't yet decided what the price for this bike will be. As you can see, there is a lot going on, and a lot of hours, not to mention love (and fury) went into its construction. If you think this bike might be something you'd like to own, then let's discuss it. I'm happy to describe the features for you. There are many. 

The specs are as follows: This bike has a 620 mm seat tube, a 575mm top tube. The wheels are 26", and there is clearance for large tires. The seat angle is 73.5 degrees, head tube is 72 degrees. Fork offset is 60 mm. The standover is 880 mm as it now is. 

Please send all inquiries to: info (at)




Byron's Rack Build

Big Rack, Top ViewHere is a series of photos of a rack I'm in the process of constructing. It's a large fixed front rack, meaning it's brazed to the head tube of the bike. This allows for more weight to be carried up front, and that the bike will still be stable a sure. It's the same principle as is with the Cycle Truck

This particular rack is a low-rail, basket style, for versatility of load carrying. I still have to build a rear rack for the bike, but we're getting close to the end now. Brazed To The Head Tube

I hope you enjoy seeing the process of how racks like this come together. It's quite a job figuring it all out.  


Why I Love My Cycle Truck 

Here are a couple more reasons why the Cycle Truck is still one of my favorite bikes. Basically because it's so useful.Carrying a frame to Fedex

People I pass always double-take when I've got something large on the front of my Cycle Truck. People often point, and laugh, or nod their heads. I like the head-nodders because I think they're saying to themselves, "That makes sense. I want to do that!"


Cycle Truck and Chop Saw

If I didn't have this bike, I'd have to drive the half mile to the shipping office, or I wouldn't be able to carry my chop saw home to work on the house. I've ridden people on the front, to take them or pick them up from the train. I even had to deliver my shop mate, Chris Igleheart, to the hospital after he was hit by a car. Cycle Truck as gurney. Fortunately, he's back in action now. 

Countless times, countless uses, it's so liberating not to have to drive.



Gonzo On My Flask!

This logo was sent to me recently by someone wanting a custom engraved flask. It's my new favorite. Who better to have with you on a ride? Who better to have holding your drink?

Gonzo lives!

Gonzo Flask!