Welcome to Curtlo Handmade Bikes
To some people bicycle frames made of steel, any kind of steel are "old school". While it is true we have been building frames from steel for almost three decades, our frames are decidedly NOT "old school".
- New website with updated info for 2014 coming soon.
- Check out our new paint swatches! These photo swatches should give you a better idea what your finish will look like.
- Send us your photos! We want to fill up our gallery with your bikes.
From traditional steel mountain hardtails, to single speed, road, cyclo-cross, 27.5", 29", and whatever else you desire - we can build it! Our strength is the ability to build a frame exactly the way you want it. Disc tabs, full suspension, tandems, braze-ons, touring bikes, foldable bikes, you name it.
Each year we refine and tweak every element of our frames, from something as seemingly unimportant as drop-outs, to incorporating the newest brand of tubing. Most long-time riders who have ridden hand-made, custom steel frames know the truth. There is something that gets transferred from the builder, through the torch, right into each frame built. While it is probably easier to walk into your local shop and buy a "big brand name" bike off the showroom floor, what you are missing can mean the difference between pure enjoyment, and just a decent ride.
At Curtlo cycles, how a bike FEELS is everything, and the best way to get the ultimate feel is to have a bike that fits properly. Each frame we build is custom fit to the rider, plain and simple. And, you will be surprised when you see how much a custom hand made Curtlo frame costs compared to a bike that was probably made by a machine. When you figure in the unbelievable deal on a full bike parts kit, your total bike price can be actually CHEAPER than the alternative. Check out our site, and contact us to talk about how we can get you on your dream bike. You won't get a sales person sitting in some fancy office, you will most likely get Doug Curtiss, the man with the torch.