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Alright Then...

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Alright Then...

By: Franco Bicycles

March, 20, 2020

Seems things got a little crazy since Volume 6! A friend came into the shop today and asked how we're doing throughout all of this craziness. Uncertainty can be tough of course, so the reality is that things are, well, uncertain. I'd like to believe we'll be buildi...

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Friday Update

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Friday Update

By: Franco Bicycles

March, 13, 2020

This week was a busy one, so just getting to the newsletter. Not going long today, but still wanted to shoot over a few exciting things. We had the first Repsol paint sample arrive to approve colors/design before going forward with the batch. Also because we're goin...

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Project Sycamore

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Project Sycamore

By: Franco Bicycles

March, 06, 2020

In Vol 4 I talked about designing a stable of gravel bikes. This week, I want to get some thoughts down on one of the three gravel bikes I'm working on, the Sycamore... or maybe we'll call it the Balcom :) As some of you know, we built Franco building race bikes (Ba...

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Titanium & Franco

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Titanium & Franco

By: Franco Bicycles

February, 28, 2020

In the last update, I referenced titanium news coming in this email, so here goes.We have been working on a titanium bike here at Franco for a long time. I'm intrigued by the material - the ride quality, the look, the craft. And when possible, I like making things h...

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Why do we call the Grimes Carbon a 50/50 bike?

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Why do we call the Grimes Carbon a 50/50 bike?

By: Franco Bicycles

August, 07, 2019

With more gravel comes more possibilities. Franco has found a way to categorize these possibilities using our frames as a platform and a percentage showing the road capabilities vs. dirt capabilities. The Grimes Carbon specifically is 50% road and 50% dirt platform,...

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Nick's Road Ready Grimes Carbon

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Nick's Road Ready Grimes Carbon

By: Franco Bicycles

August, 07, 2019

The Grimes Carbon is what we call a 50 / 50 bike, equally as capable on the road as it is on the dirt. And it can be set up with a more strict road or dirt preference depending on the intended use of the bike! Here's a great example. Nick came to us with a do-it-al...

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