Big Elm/ QuadCross Weekend!


Photo by Katie Busick

This was good weekend at the races for the Cuppow boys. Mike took the win at Big Elm, while Ian (whose tactical nous helped win the race) managed to hold on for third. The course was fun, though temperatures approaching 90 are somewhat less than ideal for a sport that romanticizes the freezing rain of a Belgian winter. We made the best of it, and even brought home the mystery “holeshot prize”, which turned out to be a very functional (though not particularly mysterious) floor pump. Big Elm was a fun event – super low key at a beautiful ski mountain near Great Barrington.

Quad cross has been the traditional New England season opener for almost 10 years. Now held at the Maynard Rod and Gun club, the course is a mix of technical turns, blazing fast downhills, a long grind up a dirt road, and even more technical turns. There was a huge turnout for the elite race, and the guys had their work cut out for them – particularly Mike and Ian, who had raced hard the day before. Matt had a great race – he only had his single speed setup and finished just outside the top 10. Mike and Ian paid for their efforts from the previous day, the former bouncing off trees for 6th and the latters thighs calling it a day in 15th. We think Kevin mechanical-ed and was unable to steal Adams fat bike out of the pit.

Matt and Ian did the singlespeed race while Mike shame-ate pie at Verill Farm. Matt showed us all how to do a second race and managed 4th, Ians (by now very sad) legs held on for 7th.

See you next week in scenic Hartford Ct!

-Mike

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Mike T’s Single Speed Mudville

Finished Mike T’s Single Speed Mudville a little bit ago, but wanted to post up some fun pics. This is probably one of my favorite builds of the year. Can you believe CX racing starts in New England in just over a month!?! Craziness!!!!

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Spring Cleaning, Four Mudville Demo frames for sale!

We’ve been doing a little cleaning at the shop and currently have four demo Mudville’s for sale! Check out the frame drawings and email us at info@geekhousebikes.com!

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NAHBS 2014 Release: Geekhouse Unveils Hopedale Road Disc

Geekhouse Bikes is launching a new disc road bike at North American Handmade Bike Show, the Hopedale Disc. Geekhouse partnered with SRAM, Vittoria, and Selle Italia for the builds. Studio photography provided by Heather McGrath.

The frames are built with 100% made in the USA tubing, with a mix of True Temper’s Ultra-light S3 and OX Platinum. Also featuring Paragon Machine Works ‘Low Mount’ disc dropouts. Two models will be on display. This lightweight crisp steel frame is built for aggressive road racing, with just a light dash of gravel grinding. Let’s call it a peppering of gravel, shall we?

The paintjobs for the yellow, red, and blue bikes all use a two-step process Powder Coat/Wet Paint process. All three show-bikes have a powder-coated base, and then Jordan Low masterfully applied wet paint in geometric patterns. The artwork, done by Adria Klora, highlights an array of things near and dear to frame builder Mary Walsh – including the building where Geekhouse is headquartered (yellow), dazzle camo (blue), and the Zakim Bridge in Boston (red). We tried to fit in space cats, but alas maybe next year..

The yellow Hopedale Disc will be heading to the owner of Cooks Paint Works in Japan, via Blue Lug Bicycle Shop after the show.

The red Hopedale Disc belongs to Kyle B, in Texas, which he gave as a 30th birthday present to himself. Happy Birthday Kyle!!!

The blue Mudville is an extra special bike though, aside from the paint and HED wheels, SRAM Force, and Thomson components. This bike is the first bike Walsh has built for his father, Thomas Walsh. It’s also a surprise. His Dad will find out at the show, far surpassing previous surprises like lighting the lawn on fire.

View these bikes this weekend 03/14-03/16/14, Geekhouse Bikes is exhibiting at the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS) at booth #400. Come for the razzle, but stay for the dazzle. For more studio shots check us out on Flickr.

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Stephen G’s Radical Mudville

This is a fantastic bike we finished recently. We were really excited to do a complete bike with a bunch of Enve components. Enve has been great to us with our cross team for the past few years, so it was exciting to do a bike with Enve rims, stem, and fork. Also the pink Chris King headset, bb, and hubs really pop on this build. Not to mention Jordan Low who did this fantastic matte black and pink custom paint job.

A lot of our inspiration in the past few years has come from mid century modern geometric patterns. You can see that in our past two years worth of cross kits and club kits and now we got the chance to add them to a frame itself.

Thanks again to Stephen G for all his patience on this project! Can’t wait to see action shots of this bike this coming spring. For more studio shots by Heather McGrath check out the Geekhouse visit flickr.

Thanks Guys!

-Marty

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2013 Geekhouse Cross Kit Presale!!!!!!!

2013 Marked a big year for Geekhouse and our support of a CX team. In their 2nd year as title sponsor Cuppow really stepped up and allowed us to sponsor a 6 person Elite squad based in New England.

We new we wanted to do something big with the kits, so again we went back to Adria Klora as head designer. The Razzle Dazzle kit from 2012 really stood out and became a staple of Geekhouse racing. So how do you make the best kit ever, again?

For us a good kit, always comes from a good story. We started to look at different patterns from the same era as Dazzle Camo, and found the patterns were based out of the Deco style. From there we looked at textiles and architecture and picked a geometric pattern that we felt was an extension of our previous designs.

We also switched up the colors as well for 2013. We decided to go from Neon to more of a subdued pastel and incorporating more black, which is a nod to the Geekhouse Club kits. We wanted these kits to stand out, but in a more laid back “It’s cool baby, I guess I’ll go on a date with you, no big deal.” kind of way.

So now is your chance to buy these limited edition 2013 kits. This is the one and only time we will offer these kits, so get while the gettin is good. Check out the store here! Thanks guys!

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Tristan’s Brentwood Porter

Tristan is a good friend of mine. The kind of friend who doesn’t judge you if you say attend a Star Trek convention. The kind of friend who laughs when you say the girl in the Klingon outfit is hot, and you’d totally be down to have a Klingon wedding. So when it came time to build him a bike I was super pumped.

Making a specific Porter model is something that we’ve been working on a for a while now. The ‘Brentwood features a more upright geometry, front Velo Orange Porter rack, as well as generator front and rear lights. Tristan choose the Schmidt Edelux front light, with the Supernova E3 front and rear lights.

Stay tuned for the new ‘Brentwood’ page on the new 2014 Geekhouse website, which we will be launching some time this spring. As always, the amazing photo’s provided by Heather McGrath. Thanks guys!

-Marty

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Tristan’s Brentwood Porter

Tristan is a good friend of mine. The kind of friend who doesn’t judge you if you say attend a Star Trek convention. The kind of friend who laughs when you say the girl in the Klingon outfit is hot, and you’d totally be down to have a Klingon wedding. So when it came time to build him a bike I was super pumped.

Making a specific Porter model is something that we’ve been working on a for a while now. The ‘Brentwood features a more upright geometry, front Velo Orange Porter rack, as well as generator front and rear lights. Tristan choose the Schmidt Edelux front light, with the Supernova E3 front and rear lights.

Stay tuned for the new ‘Brentwood’ page on the new 2014 Geekhouse website, which we will be launching some time this spring. As always, the amazing photo’s provided by Heather McGrath. Thanks guys!

-Marty

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NAHBS 2014, You want in?

It’s a big thing at Geekhouse not to mention what we are building, or show any pics of our show bikes before NAHBS. Our show bikes are some of the nicest bikes we’re ever made. If you’ve been holding out for a Top Notch Geekhouse for a while now, this could be your chance to own one of our Complete bikes, and get it in hands in just 2 months time! If you are interested in a complete Geekhouse with ALL of the bells and whistles (bell may or may not be included). Please shoot me an email at Marty@geekhousebikes.com

Thanks guys!

-Marty

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Marty’s ‘Wormtown’ 29er

Mountain biking is what first got me into cycling way back. I took a few years off of shredding the gnar, but after getting my Wormtown 29er built up this spring I fell in love all over again. If you are interested in a Geekhouse MTB for the spring, hit us up right now! I’m planning a batch of 5qty of these bikes featuring a 142x12mm axle, super short 410mm chain stays, cut out Seat tube, and the colors you’ve learned to love from Geekhouse.

Follow Geekhouse bikes on Instagram and look for hashtag #manmornings for pics of early morning shreds from this past year.

For full sets of this bike check us out on flickr.

Thanks guys, stayed tuned for more off road bikes from Geekhouse in 2014!

-Marty

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