NAHBS 2011 – Geekhouse Bikes’ Trick Bicycle Builds for Prolly, Urban Velo, Others

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Geekhouse Bikes showed their street cred by displaying builds for legitimate urban riding folks like John Prolly and Brad over at Urban Velo Magazine.

In the foreground is Prolly’s bike, dubbed the Woodville Touring Bike, built up with S&S couplers and some trick features on our closeup photos after the break. Right behind that is Brad’s polo bike, and a city commuter bike and track bike lined up behind that. Check ‘em all out after jump…

nhabs 2011 geekhouse bike built for john prolly is not probably

The Woodville has super tight triple triangle found on old French rando bikes. Internal brake routing has brass tubing guides that stop at the coupler.

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Clear coat over raw and front is purple over raw so you can see some welding thru the paint. Click on the pic on right to enlarge for detail, it’s pretty slick looking in person.

nhabs 2011 geekhouse bike built for john prolly is not probably

Check out the trick extra spoke holders on the non-drive chainstay.

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The polo bike has disc brake bash guards made from old rotors (reduce, re-use, recycle!), so they can be easily replaced by cutting some old rotors.

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The beefy box fork crown has 135 spacing on front and rear, so it can use a rear wheel as a replacement in a pinch.

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Check the integrated polo mallet mounts, making getting to and from the match easy.

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The track bike has a custom segmented bar/stem combo and Geekhouse’s first segmented fork with tapered legs. The fork was chrome (silver) powdercoated to match the rims and bar/stem.

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At first glance, this city bike looks like your normal singlespeed commuter. What you’re not seeing is that it has a 22-speed drivetrain thanks to a 2 speed Schlumpf crank set and 11-speed Shimano Alfine rear.

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A color-matched front rack, stem and bar give it a little something extra.

Internal cable routing keeps the bike looking super clean.

Geekhouse’s bikes start at $1199 for track and $1499 for touring. Goes up from there. Lead time is 6-8 months.

Comments

Gillis - 03/07/11 - 4:51am

it’s actually better to put the spoke holder on the driveside. then it acts as a chainstay protector too!

djjazzynick - 03/07/11 - 10:51am

Is that brake set up on the polo bike both off of one lever?

Gregory - 03/09/11 - 10:44am

Hi gang, Greg from Geekhouse Bikes here. Thanks for reading and thanks to BR for posting! The brake lever in questions was created by the minds over at St. Cago polo works (http://stcagopoloworks.bigcartel.com/) and as for the spoke holder thanks for the input but we usually do these on the DS chainstay (http://www.bikeparts.com/search_results.asp?id=BPC126747). thanks again!

Dr. Behooving - 03/20/11 - 6:42am

Are the raked forks on the track bike titanium?
That polo bike stands out as one the highlights of the show. Very creative!

ETM - 03/22/11 - 11:28am

As polo player, and a user of dual disc brakes from a single (homespun) lever, I appreciate this polo build quite a bit. In fact I salivate at the sight of it. Im a big fan of the other builds as well, the track in particular. Loving the look of the segmented fork and stem. Such great looking bikes, with well thought out details. Lucky guy, that Prolly! One of these days maybe I will save up for one myself. Keep it up Greg!

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