True cycling is not merely a sport. True cycling is not merely a hobby. True cycling, if anything beyond a lifestyle, is an art form. It’s the beauty that keeps us returning for more. Mike Pecsok of Grainworks, and his burgeoning craft have taken beauty to an unprecedented level. Critique the art past the break…
Wooden bicycles are not novel, far from it. But what Grainworks is doing speaks for itself; gorgeous.
With the utilization of African mahogany, yellow heart, walnut, maple, and birch-plywood, Pescok’s expertise in creating fully custom, wood furniture shines through. 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. In the pictured model, the Analog.One.One, the dark wood is walnut and the light wood is maple. 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. the Analog.One.One is no racer, but the targeted buyer will be weighing aesthetics and craftsmanship over pounds.
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.