Archive | Custom Bicycles

Lynskey’s Capabilities

Many of you may not realize that our hometown titanium wizards, Lynskey Performance, also make bikes for several other companies. We recently came across this hardcore long forked trail hardtail, made for Ragley Bikes of Britain.

J. Pills claims the designer, Brant Richards, is insane… but I am thinking seriously about something like this for the sort of super-technical hiking trail pickery, rock drops and gravel road bombing I do around the homestead.

The brits have some strange ideas regarding what makes a proper hardtail: this thing is made for 130-160mm freeride forks and 2.5″ rubber. It has a slack head angle, an upright seat tube, short stays and a stretched out top tube. Sort of like the old Gary Fisher Genesis geometry taken to the extreme. Maybe if you rode the slimy, rocky trails those limeys ride, you’d understand.

At any rate, this frame is interesting, and it shows the capabilities of Lynskey to build just about anything you can imagine.

Here’s a nice, unbiased review of the Ragley: Ragley Ti on Bike Radar

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North American Handmade Bicycle Show

North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Our favorite drool-fest of custom cycle creativity is happening in Richmond in late February, and Shimano has signed on as title sponsor of the boutique builders’ big get together.

Do you dream of one day owning a custom bike? Come talk to us and let’s see how we can make your dreams come true. If you see something you like, chances are we can help you assemble something using off-the-shelf production frames and components that will be nearly as nice, though not so personal or spendy.

Or, maybe you’d like a retro ride similar to the new customs… well, we can help there too. We are experts at rebuilding old bikes, repainting, and updating… maybe you have an old faithful steed that you’d like to dress up… maybe add fenders, a Brooks saddle and moustache bars to an old road bike? Or maybe you’d like a fixed gear like all the young hipsters around town? We do that.

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Custom Bicycle Consultation and Construction

While off-the-shelf bikes make sense for many riders in terms of fit and price, serious cyclists want a more personal relationship with their machine. Here at Suck Creek, we’ve been building custom bikes for our dedicated customers for over 10 years.

  1. We’ll use our Fit Kit expertise to get a good baseline of measurements for a frame and cockpit that will respond to your every input…
  2. We’ll discuss your riding style and terrain preferences…
  3. Then we’ll take you for a ride on our favorite trails or asphalt and get a little more info and insight into your skills and needs…

After we understand your physical and psychological needs, we’ll recommend frames from our many stock and custom vendors, then begin working on a budget for finishes, gruppo and components to round out your ride.

Retro Rides, Make-Overs and Commuter Cruisers

If you’re not in the market for a brand-spanking new bike, maybe we can interest you in a refurbished retro ride… you’ll see a lot of our retro fixies and commuter bikes around town… maybe you even have some old frames or parts you’d like to get rid of… let’s talk!

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Bling Bling 29er!

Lynskey 29\'er

We have had the pleasure of building up this beauty over they past few days for one of our customers. White Industries cranks, Industry Nine wheel set, Brooks Swallow Titanium saddle, and of course a fully custom, made in Tennessee, Lynskey 29\’er frame! Come check it out while it is still here!

Lucky Owner is now riding this beauty. We’re casually estimating this bike may be among the most expensive single speeders ever built… it’s certainly one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen.

You can see more pictures here too… Check Us Out »

And if you are jonesin’ for your own custom bike, come on by and let’s see what we can do for you.

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Lynskey Customs on the Drawing Board!

Several customers are taking advantage of the Lynskey Club Sales Event to create their ultimate titanium dreambikes.

Lynskey Roadie Lynskey Cruiser Lynskey Roadie

Jamie Pillsbury sent these preliminary design proofs for us to check out. They will be in the shop soon getting built up… check back soon for photos of the real things!

If you have ever thought about getting a custom frame, there is no time like the present. Lynskey are offering what amounts to wholesale pricing on their quality, Made-In-Tennessee titanium frames, and a super special deal on the Club Edition… a full Ultegra build for only $2727.00!

You will not see another deal like this in, well, probably, EVER. Call Mr Cash and beg him to wait until your tax refund check arrives…

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