Geekhouse Hopedale Full Bike

Based in Boston, Geekhouse started in the pursuit track bike market and has gradually progressed to different parts of the industry, now offering a well-respected road and geared commuter selection. OX Platinum steel is Geekhouse’s go-to standard nowadays with their three showcase bikes sporting it this year at NAHBS.

The Hopedale shown above is a relaxed road frame that’s beefed up for some gravel riding. Built up on Son Delux dynamo hubs laced to an H Plus Son Archetype rim, it gets SRAM force and an FSA cockpit.  More on the Hopedale along with Geekhouse’s two other builds after the break…

Geekhouse Hopedale Front Rack

A handmade front rack bolts onto the fork that’ll hold many combinations of sandwiches and/or travel gear.

Geekhouse Hopedale Front Rack Internal Wiring

Cables for the dynamo run through the fork for a clean design. Equipped are thick Grand Bois 32c tires that have both a classic design and gravel riding functionality.

 Geekhouse Hopedale Top Tube Cable RoutingGeekhouse Hopedale You Do It Sticker

Routing is done cross-style on the top tube so the bike can be shouldered. Plus, it looks pretty smooth.

Geekhouse Hopedale Front Derailleur

A Speen top pull adapter creates functionality between top pull cable routing and a bottom pull front derailleur.

Geekhouse Hopedale Stem

Quite a few Geekhouse bikes have this hand designed stem. The stem on the Hopedale gets a  -17 degree rise.

 Geekhouse Hopedale S Bend Stays

S bend seat stays add some stiffness to the bike, and allow plenty of clearance for thick tires. And yes, you can jam a 32c tire in a Force caliper.

Geekhouse Hopedale Made In Boston Sticker

The Mudville

Geekhouse Mudville

The Mudville is Geekhouse’s cross build, with a belt drive and Avid BB7 discs. Jordan Low over at Seven Cycles did the black, pink, and blue paint job as a side project. Built single speed, it has an Enve carbon disc fork with Avid BB7 mech brakes, a SRAM Red crank, and  a Luxe Wheelworks wheelset.

Geekhouse Mudville Beltdrive

Pink Chris King ISO single speed hubs laced to Corima rims add a bit of flare. The downtube is 31.8 mm, though they generally do a much larger 35 mm tube for stiffness. Routing is internal for the rear brake cable with the cable emerginf rom the rear left seat stay.

Geekhouse Mudville Dropout

Geekhouse Mudville Frame Split

The drive side seat stay splits to let you run a Gates carbon belt drive.

Geekhouse Mudville Internal Cable Routing

The Brentwood

Geekhouse Brentwood

The Brentwood is Geekhouse’s city/porteur bike, built to handle anything with disc brakes, fenders, a large rack, and a SRAM XX groupset.

Geekhouse Brentwood Waterjet Cut Chainguard

A custom chainguard is cut with a water jet and hand bent at Harvard University.

Geekhouse Brentwood Stem with Bell

Geekhouse Brentwood Front Rack Mount

A segmented fork routes the brake cable.

Geekhouse Brentwood Custom Front Rack

The custom rack that bolts to the fork is rigged with a dynamo light. It’s quite a bit larger than the rack on the Hopedale and is designed in-house the same way.

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9 years ago

I really like the idea of the internal chain tensioner in the Mudville, and the mtb drivetrain on the Brentwood, However I would Not put XX on my commuter.

9 years ago

That hopedale is my kind of bike. I’m really curious how they managed that 32 tire under a force caliper. Maybe have to deflate the tire to get it in/out of the brake.

9 years ago

I dig these bikes.

9 years ago

I like the mix of tech/functionality and classic styled frames with modern touches (cable routing, etc.). The paint on the mudville is sweet.

9 years ago

Quill stem? Or how does that work?

9 years ago

Minor correction, Geekhouse started in the DJ hardtail market.

9 years ago

Is the guy in the Brentwood photo wearing a pair of those glasses with a rubber nose and stache?