About

me_n_jimThe bikes that I make under my name are intended to push the limits of my craftsmanship and my vision of the true integrated bicycle. I’m trying to take my work to new levels where I can explore new technologies while still adhering to a classic aesthetic. I try to get to this new level by seeing the bike as a whole before making the first file stroke. With that mental image, I can then start the design and pay attention to the details during the build. I love the details. The details show that care, thought, and consideration went into every aspect of the frame and its components.

I am focusing on mostly commuter and light touring bikes right now. Riding along the back roads of Rhode Island and socializing with my friends is the essence of cycling to me. The bike is the vehicle that gets me to that feeling and it’s the thing I don’t want to be concerned about when I’m bombing down a bumpy old road. But it’s also the thing I will look at and appreciate when it comes time to take a break.

—Brian Chapman