Most Framebuilders are craftsmen above all else. We all love working with our hands and building frames as perfectly as humanly possible. It takes many years and many frames to build proficiently and even longer to build at the quality level that the current group of masters does. But Framebuilding is only part of the equation.
The frame starts with you, the customer. It isn’t some inanimate object that’s built in the corner of a shop somewhere. Your frame is an extension of your personality, priorities and goals. The true art of Framebuilding lies in the builder’s ability to divine from you exactly what you want and what you don’t know you want. What you need and don’t know you need.
What separates me from most of my competitors is not the fact that I’ve built thousands of frames, or that my frames are straighter or that they have prettier welds. What separates my work from my competitors is the process I’ve developed over the last 20 years. The process of learning, understanding and quantifying your goals and priorities and then converting them to the frame design I’ll ultimately build for you.
When you order a frame from me most of the work will be done before I even go into the shop. Don’t get me wrong, I spend as much time and effort toiling over every frame than anyone does, but it’s the process of design that sets me apart. After all, one can make the straightest, prettiest, cleanest, shiniest frame on the planet, but if it isn’t what you want or need, if it doesn’t fit, ride or handle the way you expected or look the way you want, it’s doesn’t matter how well it was crafted.
For a more details description of my design process please see my Ordering Process Here.