Building a bicycle for a man without Arms

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Sep 23, 2013
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Update: I am humbled by the story ran in the Post-Gazette this past weekend about Mike Trimble and myself. The story is going viral, and has appeared internationally on websites, and been retweeted by some big names that I have long admired. Please “like” or “share” the original article on the Post Gazette, and watch […]

Repairing an “Heirloom” Bicycle

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Sep 11, 2013
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This young man owned a steel framed bicycle passed down from his father. The small crack in the seat tube made it usafe to ride. But that’s a problem I can easily repair in my shop, and he left a happy guy. Post by Maestro Frameworks.

Internal Cable Routing Hand Brazed for Custom Steel City Bike

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Aug 21, 2013
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Taking the time to add all the bells and whistles to this city bike. Here is a photo of the internal routed cable system after hand brazing and sanding prior to painting.

Derrick and the Domino…A Custom Black and White Track Bicycle

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Jul 19, 2013
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The color contrast in this custom built steel track frame boldly shows the hand welds and attention to build details like the black and white handelbar wrap. This is one happy guy.

Anything can be made and anyone can have a custom ride.

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Jul 11, 2013
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This frame is built around 24 inch wheels with a low and long top tube to fit Vince like a glove. Vince can be seen riding around Austin Tx. where he is doing mission work.

Old School Back Road Cruiser – Custom Hybrid 29″ 2×10

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Jun 4, 2013
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I sent the Hybrid back to the drawing board and came up with this… old school looking, new school parts, bad ass build. Bring the road, trail, sun, mud, gravel, snow…shit bring anything, Load it up or ride it naked, fun bike.

In Custom

Custom Retro Bike for Commuting in our Beautiful City

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Oct 11, 2012
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Tom’s Retro Bike. Based on a bike form the Turn of the Century. Tom, owner of Golden Triangle Bike Rental, with his finished Custom Maestro Roadster Frame. This bike was custom built for Tom, owner of Golden Triangle Bike Rental, needed a every-day commuter to get to work in downtown Pittsburgh. After talking over his […]

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Bontrager’s Favorite Custom Bike Builder?

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Aug 7, 2012
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Check out the interview form Mt Bike Pioneer Keith Bontrager. Thanks for the shout out in this interview with Singletrack Geek: Singletrack Geek: What is your current favourite handmade bicycle on the market? Keith Bontrager: Michael Brown, Maestro Frameworks, in Pittsburgh. He’s a good builder and a great guy.

My First Public Show at the Banff Film Fesitival

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Apr 8, 2012
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The two days of the Banff Film Festival was a great time. I got to talk to many like minded riders. I wish I could remember everyone by name to thank each one of you personally For showing interest and support in my craft.  If you find yourself on the North Side, stop by the […]

Getting Setup in the Shop

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Feb 2, 2012
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I’ve been home from my apprenticeship with Mike Flannigan of ANT (Alternative Needs Transportation) for 4 weeks now and the shop is finally ready to build my first Pittsburgh frames. It’s been a fun process of locating, purchasing, transporting, moving and setting up high-quality fabrication tools, and customizing my shop layout. Here are couple of […]