We are all looking for something unique, that’s why we spend endless hours surfing the web looking for a bike, frame, component that is unique, has a story and is a piece of art. Well Mike Pecsok of Grainworks, has blended all the right ingredients that as cyclists we desire, and put it all into a bike made from African mahogany, yellow heart, walnut, maple, and birch-plywood.
Pescok’s expertise in creating fully custom wood furniture is well known, but it was his enduring passion for cycling that led him to venture into frame-building.
The main frame is comprised of nine layers laminated together. Strategically placed, the layers overlay with no overlapping seams.The chainstays and seatstays are bent-laminated with each stay comprised of 33 layers, each layer adhered via WestSystem epoxy impregnation. This rendition also has a shellac finish that was dulled with steel wool and then waxed for a silky smooth feel.
The seat-tube and top-tube are hollow allowing for internal cable routing of the rear brake line.
With a weight of 28lbs 3oz this is no racer, but the targeted buyer will be weighing aesthetics and craftsmanship over weight.
Mike Pecsok will be building to order from his workshop in Camarillo, CA. Contact him via his website to create a bespoke beauty worthy of any art gallery.