Posts written by Emiliano Jordan




The final weight on our re-built hub was slightly under Alchemy's claimed weight.

Alchemy ORC-UL

Alchemy’s ORC-UL rear hub has been out on the market for a few weeks now and we, like a few other custom wheel builders, are completing our first builds with them.  Our initial impression was based on an early custom prototype made for a customer who’s extremely hard on wheels. We were impressed with how well it … Read More

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Parlee Z5, A Climber for the Colorado Rockies

Pearl Parlee Climber

The look of our latest Parlee Z5 custom bike builds reminds me of the classic bike builds I grew up lusting over, after it underwent a modern high performance evolution.  The clean traditional lines with classic box section rims accompanies components that I could only dream of as a kid.  Behind the EE brakes and Clavicula … Read More

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Worlds Lightest Bike, Interbike 2010

World’s Lightest Bike, Revisited

Over the last weekend CyclingNews reported on one of our old projects, the worlds lightest bike. This now seems like a good time for us to revisit this project as well.  It also seems like a good time to mention that this project is the inspiration for two of our upcoming Interbike projects.  No, we’re … Read More

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Wax Finish on the Parlee CX Frame

Wolf’s Parlee Cyclocross Bike

It’s April, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about ‘cross.  In fact we’re getting CX bikes ready for both those that are well prepared and those that can’t stay off of dirt roads no matter what time of year it is.  I believe this cross bike belongs to the later a … Read More

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From our Newsletter, using a Parts of Passion Top Cap.

Looking Back, Vol 2

We’ve started publishing a weekly update with some of the better images and articles we’ve seen around the web.  Here’s volume two for March 4th-8th. It was a big week as we found the last to be published indepth NAHBS articles and the warmer weather has been bringing us a lot of amazing images.

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On our build stand last week, Gold and White Parlee Z5 Sl

Looking Back

We’re going to start a little segment where we take a look back at what went on during the previous week.  This was a last minute decision and I’ll be making sure to bookmark more for you next week.  In the meantime take a look at what’s been going on on our Facebook page, Jason’s … Read More

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Crumpton SL Road

Custom Crumpton Sl Road Bike

With the 2012 Parlee Z5 SLi on sale and the 2013 Z5i now in stock we’ve been moving ahead building up a gaggle of new bikes. This got me thinking about all the completed bikes I haven’t posted yet. I decided to start with a not so recent SL Road build we worked on with Nick from Crumpton Cycles. Cutting-edge … Read More

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