NAHBS 2014 Release: Geekhouse Unveils Hopedale Road Disc

Geekhouse Bikes is launching a new disc road bike at North American Handmade Bike Show, the Hopedale Disc. Geekhouse partnered with SRAM, Vittoria, and Selle Italia for the builds. Studio photography provided by Heather McGrath.

The frames are built with 100% made in the USA tubing, with a mix of True Temper’s Ultra-light S3 and OX Platinum. Also featuring Paragon Machine Works ‘Low Mount’ disc dropouts. Two models will be on display. This lightweight crisp steel frame is built for aggressive road racing, with just a light dash of gravel grinding. Let’s call it a peppering of gravel, shall we?

The paintjobs for the yellow, red, and blue bikes all use a two-step process Powder Coat/Wet Paint process. All three show-bikes have a powder-coated base, and then Jordan Low masterfully applied wet paint in geometric patterns. The artwork, done by Adria Klora, highlights an array of things near and dear to frame builder Mary Walsh – including the building where Geekhouse is headquartered (yellow), dazzle camo (blue), and the Zakim Bridge in Boston (red). We tried to fit in space cats, but alas maybe next year..

The yellow Hopedale Disc will be heading to the owner of Cooks Paint Works in Japan, via Blue Lug Bicycle Shop after the show.

The red Hopedale Disc belongs to Kyle B, in Texas, which he gave as a 30th birthday present to himself. Happy Birthday Kyle!!!

The blue Mudville is an extra special bike though, aside from the paint and HED wheels, SRAM Force, and Thomson components. This bike is the first bike Walsh has built for his father, Thomas Walsh. It’s also a surprise. His Dad will find out at the show, far surpassing previous surprises like lighting the lawn on fire.

View these bikes this weekend 03/14-03/16/14, Geekhouse Bikes is exhibiting at the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS) at booth #400. Come for the razzle, but stay for the dazzle. For more studio shots check us out on Flickr.

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