Saturday, September 17, 2011


I must be more positive.....

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

StarShipOne 2011

Here's the latest carbon.

Represent'n in the 53/11
Tapered IS headtube. 1.125/1.25
Custom dropouts paired with Enve Composites seat/chain stay
ISP because I can.

Contact me for quotes/details

Monday, February 21, 2011

Attention Oregon Road Bike Racers!

Here are a couple pointers for you to follow when you go road racing again.

1) Wash your gear and replace that old nasty worn out stuff with something crisp. There should be no holes and the sublimation should not be faded so bad I can see your skin.

2) Wear a matching kit. I should look at you on the road and be able to tell the last 3 squads you were associated with.

3) Wear your helmet correctly. I should not be able to see your entire forehead.

4) Shave your legs, especially in the Pro, 1,2 race. You've reach a certain level of competition, time to get serious.

5) Take all the dangling cute shit off your bike. I don't want to find myself trying to go up the road with a dude that has Tickle We Elmo hanging from his saddle rails.

6) Fenders....really?

This is road racing let's class it up.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Society of People Who Actually Make Their Own Shit (SOPWAMTOS)

Anyone interested in starting a northwest chapter?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Starting a Frame Biz?

Alright, here's any easy way to go. Get a credit card, a wicked slick logo and website. Start generating some hype about your love for the craft.

Go here: your shop and place an order. Get your sic logo printed. Apply said 'sic logos' to your frames. Sell the frames for a healthy margin.

BAM, you are now in the bike industry!

That route would have been so much easier, or maybe the headaches would just be different. I don't know. The one thing I do know is, the far east is making it easy to buy frames, and from the looks of them pretty darn good frames. I mean $250 for a hardtail MTB! You think that's too inexpensive for a frame, just start doing the mark-ups from a finished piece price of $250. If everyone tacks on %60 it gets to be a retail price of over $1000 pretty quick. Manufacturer ($250) to the bike co ($400) to the distributor ($640) to the bike retailer ($1025) to the consumer. Seems about right.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I've heard this conversation a bunch.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

All Good... the hood.

This blog has been so quiet lately but there's been lots of stuff going on. First, and most exciting, is that I'm packing up the family and moving to Hood River. I've got a new job at an exciting company that will be keeping me very busy.

Second, I'm putting Marcroft Cycles on idle for a little while. I still plan on building bikes, but in very limited numbers. I'm also going to continue developing my carbon products mainly just for myself and some test riders.

That's about it. I'll try to update this blog a little more so all my adoring fans can track the progress.