I have been traveling in China since last Monday, so the blog has been neglected a bit. During that time though, I have been receiving quite a few design submissions from readers, so I want to quickly take the opportunity to share a couple of them with you.
Indrek Narusk is the designer behind Velonia Bicycles, a small company that makes carbon fiber frames and wheels. His latest bike is a bit different from the ones that you see on the Velonia website though. The stainless steel “Viks” frame started out as a personal project for Indrek. He needed a new commuter bike, and being a designer and engineer, he decided to create one. After modeling his frameset design in SolidWorks, he built his custom frameset using 30mm stainless tubes. Indrek explained that his original bike became quite popular on Facebook, so he has decided to build seven more Viks bikes for customers. After that, if the demand continues, it may be the start of a new bike line for Indrek.
ELEKTROKATZE (below) is a new “street style” bike designed by Sonia Chow and Huschang Pourian, the Hong Kong based husband and wife duo that make up ChowPourianLab. The mini-velo style frame is made from steel and the fixed gear bike features shortened handlebars and 20” wheels.
They have a nice gallery of photos which document the construction of the frame at Colossi Cycling’s custom frame workshop. Also check out the branding webpage to understand the inspiration behind the name and the frame graphics.