FRANCES

SMALL-TIME BICYCLE DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

FRAMEBUILDER & CONSTRUCTEUR

Road, cross, cargo, randonneur, brevet, tour, adventure and everyday bicycles

Now building and selling the FARFARER TRAILER!

Design, fabrication & assembly of fully integrated bicycles with an emphasis on fit, performance, utility and beauty.

STEEL FRAME REPAIR  AND MODIFICATION SERVICES AVAILABLE

Alignment - Tube and dropout replacement - Brazons

NAHBS and more

The North American Handbuilt Bike Show is coming back to Sacromento, CA for the 2016 show next March (a full year off).  Sacramento drew the largest crowds ever for the show in 2012 with over 8,000 attendees, so a repeat makes some sense. And there are a lot of builders here in California and on the West Coast

The preliminary layout.  Thanks to Sean and other MYM builders, we are so ahead of the game. Paragon Machine Works and White Industries are in there somewhere as well.

The preliminary layout.  Thanks to Sean and other MYM builders, we are so ahead of the game. Paragon Machine Works and White Industries are in there somewhere as well.

This time the MeetYourMaker group got organized and we have a large block of booths centrally located.  It will be fun set up together, pull-down the trade-show drapes, and put our best work on display.  In my immediate block, I will be hanging out with Matt Feeney of Pass&Stow, Mitch Pryor from Map Cycles (Awesome work) Paul and friends from Paul Components, and Paul Sadoff with Rock Lobster.

Should be great fun and hopefully good for business (building bikes).

Coming Soon:

Click-thru on photo delivers you to Flickr with a few more trailer photos.  A whole bunch of new tooling and a new jig are coming together to start cranking out the Farfarrer trailers.  They'll be up in the Frances web-store by mid-May if not sooner!

Click-thru on photo delivers you to Flickr with a few more trailer photos.  A whole bunch of new tooling and a new jig are coming together to start cranking out the Farfarrer trailers.  They'll be up in the Frances web-store by mid-May if not sooner!

Frances Store!?!- Yes, I launched the store quietly, with a few stems and a frameset.  More to come- I have some things collecting dust that need to find they're way out into the world.   I'll mention this again, but if you want to buy something, no need to click thru to the credit card sale (that costs me money)- You can call me up, we'll take care of it in person.

Josh