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Geekhouse Bikes:

Geekhouse Bikes is a steel TIG welding operation based in Boston, MA.  Founded in 2002 by bespectacled bike-geek Marty Walsh and now a small staff of builders and designers; there’s nothing we love more than watching each and every build take on the personality and individuality of our customers.  We work hard to source as much as possible from within the United States and we hold green business practices in high esteem.  Geekhouse Bikes are the perfect amalgamation of classy and cool, functional and fashionable; our bikes are whatever you want them to be.  Our in-house powder coat shop, Sugarcoat, is as easy on the eyes as it is on the environment.  In the end, the bikes come out a balanced expression of us their builders and you their riders.

Using a combination of classic New England technique and modern aesthetics we create bikes borne from a deeply rooted respect and passion for cycling.  We adore the Boston cycling community and contributing to our neighborhoods, city, and state is a cornerstone of our business. Riding bikes is best when you’re doing it with a city you love; whether you’re riding solo or with a group, in a place like Boston you are never alone. We are bike geeks; we are Geekhouse.

2011 Bikes:
Fast Chance – Road:

Another Fast Chance road-bike here.  This one a little taller. Colloquially dubbed ‘The Green Monster’ this was built for Boston local Rob for some club rides out of Boston University.  Featuring a who’s who of usual suspects like Thomson, SRAM, and Mavic this was one of very few frames where we opted away from True Temper and in this case went for a Columbus Life tube set.  The lowered stays pair well with a custom hand-cut ‘Z’ braze-on (for Rob’s last name) and they’re all tied together with the neon green and finally a sparkle coat.  Catch this one around Boston- if you can!

Fast Chance – Road:

Dan, or more affectionately ‘DSG’, is our in-house web designer and is responsible for the Geekhouse website you know and love as well as the forthcoming NEW Geekhouse Website that you will come to know and love.  He is also world-renowned for his multiple Geekhouse ownership; he is currently in the lead with a Rockcity, Team Edition Mudville, and this here Fast Chance road bike.  Although J.Robot appears to be hot on his tail to his own three Geekhouses- I think Dan is sitting pretty at numero one- especially when his unborn-touring bike came up the other day! Exciting stuff.

Dan has a great eye for all sorts of deisgn be it web, motorcycle, or bikes.  He pulled together this Fast Chance with a SRAM Red group, SRAM S60 wheels, a 3T cockpit and a killer paint job courtesy of the boys at Circle A Cycles.

Photography by Heather McGrath.

Rockcity- Street:

This Rockcity has a very special place in our heart as it belongs to a great friend of the shop and International Man of Mystery Lewis.  Hailing from down-under and well known for globe trotting all over the world for bike polo and general tom foolery he visited us to see the completion of his frame and needless to say, to dance our faces off.  He’s a one of a kind guy and got some one-off treatment because we just love him so much.  This complete Rockcity features the Geekhouse fork ends that match our exclusive drop outs, a clear coat finish over raw steel, and a custom powder coated head badge to match his fork.  These VO Milan bars are a new shop favorite and this bike has “dreamin” written all over it. Miss ya Lew-Lew!

Rockcity Fixed-Gear:

Our bikes come together a little differently than other builders.  With an array of options and “add-ons” to choose from; a limitless palette of functionality and panache takes shape giving you the opportunity to really make a bike your own.  From aesthetic options like braze on badges and custom powder coat work to things like integrated seat masts, inset headsets, and curved seat tubes.  Every option has a history and a purpose.  We care about nothing more than bending over backwards to make your bikes just the way you want!  For a great example of a host of add-ons and options, have a look here at Chachi’s Rockcity.  Now, remember, this starts off as a bare-bones skeleton of a sick fixie- Chachi took creative license to gussy it up a little bit. And, well.. have a look for yourself.

Photography courtesy of Heather McGrath – Paint by Circle A Cycles in Providence, RI

Rockcity Track:

Here we have Bradfrod’s Rockcity Fixed Gear.  When Bradford started working here this Summer it became pretty apparent, pretty quickly, that we needed to get a Geekhouse under him!  He dreamed up this beauty and while we questioned him (part of the hazing process) on more than a few elements of the build he had his heart set and pulled together a great complete.

The build includes components from all the usual suspects including rims from Velocity, stem/post/collar by Thomson, a Chris King headset, Dura Ace cranks, Gatorskin tires from Continental, and track hubs (obviously) from Phil Wood & Co.

Wormtown 29er:

This is the most recent MTB build completed here at Geekhouse and it calls South Africa home. It features Paragon Machine Works sliding drop outs, a RS Reba RLT fork, Hayes Stroker Ace hydraulic disc brakes, Phil Wood & Co. single-speed mountain hubs, Velocity Blunt 29er rims, Continental 2.2” Race King tires, Thomson stem, seat post, and seat post collar.

It features a clear coat over raw steel finish which has become quite a popular option for our in-house powder coat extension. We don’t build that many Wormtown MTBs these days and this one was a blast to build and came together great.  The finish really tells a lot about the process of building a steel mountain bike and we’re thrilled with out it came out.  And so is the owner Melvin!

Photography courtesy of Heather McGrath.