Road to NAHBS 2012 – Sycip Cycles
While some builders focus on a particular type of bike, others, like Jeremy Sycip, build the gamut from road to cyclocross to full suspension mountain bikes. On occasion, they even build something wild. For Sycip, the latest big crazy project was the three-wheeled cargo bike (and here, too) with integrated front lock he submitted and rode in last year’s Oregon Manifest Builder’s Challenge.
His creations for last year’s NAHBS included a mixte and a single speed disc brake cyclocross bike, among others. Here’s what he’s been up to since…
BIKERUMOR: What have you been working in since NAHBS last year?
JEREMY: I have started offering Inset 44mm headtubes as well as Pressfit BB options for all my bikes. I also did a collaboration with Fuse Project for the Oregon manifest. It’s a 3-wheel cargo bike. Might try to bring one for this years NAHBS. Also, I am trying out some new KVA stainless tubesets.
BIKERUMOR: Any killer custom bike builds?
JEREMY: Check out these pics.
BIKERUMOR: Did you see anything last year that’s inspired you?
JEREMY: I think a lot of builders brought really nice bikes. Can’t think of anything off the top of my head from last years. It does inspire me to see how much time and effort the builders put into each bike that was there. I feel like I just brought what I normally build. I still spend time on each bike. But mostly tig welded with a single color powder. This is what I build mostly.
BIKERUMOR: Can you give us a teaser of what your bringing to NAHBS 2012?
JEREMY: A kids bike, a Stainless frame, maybe some sort of cargo commuter bike.
BIKERUMOR: If you had to race all the other builders, who would you want to inch out for the win right at the line?
JEREMY: Soulcraft and Retrotec. I have to take those dudes out!!