Author Archives: Alexander Ingendorf

13. June 2024

Soma Grand Randonneur V3 – Kevin

This Soma Grand Randonneur for Kevin turned out superb! Classy looks combined with modern tech make a great touring and commuting bike. We combined the Soma Grand Randonneur V3 frameset with GRX derailleur combined with reliable and unbreakable Gevenalle shifters and a Velo Orange Grand Cru 50.4 crankset for the drivetrain. Handbuilt wheels made of SON dynamo front and Hope Pro 5 rear laced to tubeless Velo Orange Voyager rims combined with supple and smooth rolling Rene Herse Babyshoe Pass tyres. Beautiful and strong Growtac disc calipers with Hope disc rotors for stopping power in every situation. Full coverage in bad weather with Velo Orange Zeppelin fenders and Brooks mud flaps. SON front and rear light for long hours in the saddle even in the darkness. Modern ergonomic ZIPP handlebar for the right seating position and many more highlights like the Chris King headset and VO Constructeur front rack. Brooks leather saddle and bar tape a just the right finishing kit for a classy bike like this.

22. May 2024

Soma Wolverine Type-A – Thomas

A very special Soma Wolverine was finished beginning of the season for Thomas. Planned as very capable touring and commuter bike we used the SOMA Wolverine frame as basis. Shimano Alfine Di2 internal gears with Shimano GRX STIs combine the advantages of a internally geared hub with the sportive seating position and multiple hand positions with a drop bar while shifting effortless. The rear hub and the SON dynamo are laced to Praxis Works RC21 carbon rims Sapim spokes. Brakes are upgraded to the mighty Hope RX4+ disk calipers for maximum stopping power. Another highlight is the beautifully CNC machined INGRID crankset. Ergon Allroad Core saddle and SILCA Nastro bar tape for maximum comfort at the contact points and many more highlights to discover on this bike…

10. May 2024

Curve Cycling GXR – Martin

Martins rock solid and versatile Curve Cyclin GXR titanium bike was build with SRAM Force 1x drivetrain with Rotor Vegast crank with Q-Ring, Hunt wheels, Gravelking SK tyres, Zipp seatpost and stem with Walmer handlebar. Redshift “Really Long” Bar tape and Brooks Cambium Carved saddle for contact points bring comfort on the long trips.

26. April 2024

Brother Cycles Mehteh – Tyl

The Brother Cycles Mehteh is a fast and agile gravel bike designed for long days in the saddle on varied terrain. Tyls custom bike was built trying to make it as fast and light as possible, but still being robust and reliable. The wheels were made with Erase rear hub and SON dynamo front laced to carbon Newmen Advanced S.L. XR rims combined with well proven Tufo Thundero tyres. SRAM Rival XPLR 1x drivetrain combined with a Rotor Aldhu crankset and Hope RX4+ brake calipers for maximum stopping power (and the good looks). Headset, disc rotors and BB from our friends from Hope Tech as well. Giant Cadex GX carbon handlebar for perfect ergonomy. This Mehteh earns its name “Man Beast” for sure!

23. April 2024

Tumbleweed Prospector – Stuart

Beautiful world touring rig we built for Stuart with Rohloff rear hub and SON dynamo laced to Newmen Evolution S.L rims. Rotor Kapic crankset fits the steel frame nicely and Jones – H-Bar with 2,5″ rise for comfy and upright seating position. Tumbleweed T-Rack and Mini Pannier for all the cargo he will need on his next trip.

9. April 2024

Curve GXR – Werner

Once again another superb Curve GXR titanium custom bike we made for Werner. For the wheels we used the silent Onyx Vesper rear hub and SON Dynamo in front laced to Beast GR25 carbon rims made in Germany. Tufo Thundero tires offer puncture protection while still being fast and offering a lot of grip. For stem and cockpit we choose ENVE carbon parts. Groupset is a SRAM AXS Rival / Eagle Mullet that offers a wide range in every situation. A White Industries headset is a nice addition to a high end bike like this. Supernova lights allow long rides in the dark! SILCA Nastro handlebar tape an Fizik Vento Argo saddle finish the bike nicely.

Stanton Sherpa – Nico

Following the Titan version we made a Stanton Sherpa Cromo build for Nico. British racing green frame works together perfectly with silver Hope Tech hubs laced to Duke Lucky Star rims, headset and silver Ritchey classic cockpit. Shimano XT drivetrain is well proven and Wolfpack tyres provide grip in every situation.

27. March 2024

Genesis Croix De Fer 853 – Arne

For Arne we built this masterpiece : A beautiful Genesis Croix De Fer 853 (yes, with Reynolds 852 tubing) frameset was the basis for this versatile and fast gravel and long-touring bike. Wheels built with Chris King hub rear and SON dynamo front laced (with Sapim D-Light/Race mix) to rare and beautiful White Industries G25A rims (can we call them NOS already?). Chris King headset and Thomson stem / seatpost are a perfect match for a high end machine like this. An ergonomic Zipp SL-70 ERGO handelbar and Thomson bar tape finish up the cockpit nicely! Electronic SRAM AXS Rival / Eagle Mullet drivetrain keeps shifting smooth. SON Edelux headlamp and a well hidden B+M Mü taillight make sure you are visible in every condition.

7. March 2024

Stanton Sherpa Ti

Some time ago we had the pleasure to build this beautiful Stanton Sherpa Ti into a well equipped mile-muncher. After some riding it came back for a photo shoot! For a titanium frame like this we only used the best: Chris King hubs laced to Beast carbon rims combine some of the best available parts in wheelbuilding, SRAM AXS GX drivetrain with Rotor Kapic carbon crank, of course a matching Chris King headset, Rock Shox SID front suspension, Syntace cockpit and Hope Tech MTB brakes!

19. February 2024

Surly Straggler – Lorenzo

The Surly Straggler is for sure a timeless classic! For Lorenzo we build this comfy touring & commuting bike. For a classy look we choose silver polished Ritchey Classic parts as Kyote handlebar, C220 stem and Shiny seatpost combined with a comfy Brooks leather saddle. Wheels are made of tubeless ready Velo Orange Voyager rims, Hope Pro 4 hub rear and SON dynamo for lights in the front! Shimano GRX 1×11 shifting is combined with a beautiful Velo Orange crankset. The silver Chris King headset is a perfect match. Velo Orange Flat pack rack for transportational needs…