Columbus Spirit Frameset


This frame is built using the rarely seen Columbus Spirit.  It’s the version that I refer to as Spirit for TIG.  The tubeset is beautifully shaped with multi faceted ovalization.  The shaping is hard to describe, but it’s a very unique and special tubeset.  The ride is smooth due to the thin tube walls, but the large diameters keep the frame responsive.

The geometry is my version of classic stage race road numbers.  The bb is kept very low for great corning grip and confidence.  The chainstay length is matched to the front center length for proper weight distribution.  The headtube is a bit taller for less spacer stack under the stem.

Painted logos

Includes Cane Creek 110 headset

Columbus Spirit Frameset Available for Purchase

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Steve’s bike is on it’s way to California.

Build details include 160mm of travel front and rear via a Pike and new Fox evol float. Enve m60 wheels with 2.35″ Hans Dampf’s front and rear. KS dropper, raceface sixc 785mm bar, Sram XX1, XTR trail pedals, and a King ti bottle cage. Comes in at 26lbs 3oz.

Steve's 27.5
160mm of travel front and rear

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This bike is headed to Ithaca, NY. The customer wanted a do all road bike that had a lot of pop out of the saddle. I’ve heard from several people that the climbs there are quite steep. I used 1″ untapered chainstays and an oversized downtube that I bi-ovalized in house. I kept the seatstays thin in both diameter and tube wall thickness. A 27.2mm titanium seatpost, carbon fork, and 29mm tires also do a great job of muting road buzz. This bike is my size, so I asked if it could take it out. The best way I can describe it, is it’s like a v8. Punchy when you put your foot in it, but it just purrs once you get it up to speed. I could have kept it……….

Another stainless road bike out the door. This one has all the candy, Campy Super Record EPS, Lightweight wheels, Enve carbon fork, titanium King Headset and Alliance titanium seatpost to match, etc.

Heather’s stainless road bike turned out very nice. It came in at 16.5lbs with pedals and two bottle cages which is pretty light for a steel bike with electronic shifting and a power meter. This frame also has etched logos instead of decals. I had the enve fork painted matte black with no logos for a more uniform look.

Titanium 27.5 full suspension. 100mm in back with 120mm pike up front. The bike is 26.5lbs with pedals and a bottle cage

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What can I say? I love them…….

First up is a long reach brake version. I was going for classic from start to finish on this one. Nothing fancy here; threaded bb, standard headtube, 27.2mm seatpost, long reach brakes, fastback chain and seatstays, and the smooth ride of titanium in medium sized diameters.

I finished it off with Campagnolo’s beautifully revised Athena kit, Grand Cru brakes, Wound Up fork, Cane Creek 110 headset, and a pair of titanium King cages. I was also able to track down the older black logo Ritchey classic stem/post as it matches the Athena parts perfectly. A pair of DT 350/Velocity A23 wheels setup tubeless with Huchinson cross tires keeps this thing rolling. The cherry on top is a sterling silver head badge set against a hand brushed finish.

Next is a design that uses a cyclocross fork and mini-v brakes. This style has the potential for more tire clearance if you need it.

I also make this style of bike using disc brakes. This is becoming the more popular route, but I still love the rim brake version. Heck, I’ll take one of each!

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Hi All,

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