Monday, December 20, 2010

Embrocation Article

Chris is a hard core Ellis Cycles fan, and he's been a friend since we first met at Cirque in 2009. Not too long after the Cirque, he contacted me to see if I would consider selling the yellow 29'er I had as part of my display there. Well, for those of you that have heard this story, that was my personal bike, but I managed to get past that, and I did indeed sell him that frame and fork.

Well, since then, he's also become the proud owner of this Ellis frame as well, and he's written an interesting article about the whole custom bike experience for Embrocation Magazine's website. While it might not be the route everyone would choose, it is an interesting take on the process.

A link; , and a pic of Chris' Ellis below.

Cheers, and a Merry Christmas,

Monday, December 6, 2010

Glenn's Di2 Ellis

Glenn's frame, awaiting a full Di2 kit! He chose a really classic paint scheme, and it should be a nice counterpoint to the modern electronic parts. I love the look of the frame with no derailleur cable braze ons, it's super clean.

I went with internal brake cable routing as well, to compliment the integrated Di2 wiring. The dark red panel on the seat tube is set off by a thin silver pinstripe.

In this shot, you can see the exit hole for the front derailleur wiring, and the vent window in the bottom bracket where the battery wire will enter the frame.
Stainless steel bosses for battery mounting, and the bottom bracket window.

Finally, the Ellis dropouts with an added loop to keep the wiring out of the way for wheel changes.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ellis at Chicago Patagonia

Well, for the second year running, the nice folks at Patagonia in Chicago have invited me to display one of my bikes during the Holiday season. I decided to show off the "vintage" Campy Record bike that I displayed at this past year's NAHBS in Richmond.

While I was in Chicago dropping the bike off, I had a chance to catch up with James Lalonde, my former cross racer extraordinaire! He works just a couple blocks away from the Patagonia store at SRAM's headquarters. He offered to swing by the Patagonia store after the bike was up to take some pictures. Thanks, James!

The bike will be in the window until just after the holidays, so if you'd like to stop by and check it out, or just buy some awesome Patagonia gear, you can find directions to the store through the link on this post.