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Custom Paint by JB

for STEELMAN CYCLES, Gallery 3

About STEELMAN CYCLES, no longer building frames…

Thanks to Brent and Katryn for 30 years of amazing workmanship and customer support for cyclists who appreciated the palplable magic of riding a custom bike.

Steelman head tube and lugs, paint by JB



I have only one bike, a 1988 Holland in Reynolds 653 with some custom features, and it's going in to Joe Bell for its 4th paint job (not counting painting a new fork in 2003) as soon as he has an opening. Yes, I crash a lot. Joe's attention to detail (those tiny contrasting color accents in the lug windows!) is beyond reproach. When our first experiment with a pink pearl coat over blue to get an electric blue effect didn't work, he repainted it for free without a blink. He went outside the box to non-Imron and found a genuine Ferrari Red for it on the last repaint.