Inheritance and Tribute

This is Mac’s bike after a recent refit and refurb. This one belonged originally to his father-in-law, but we’ll let you read it in Mac’s words below. Suffice it to say, we’re really happy to be a small part of this story.IMG_2682Hi Seven,

Wanted to share the end product of my “restomod” Seven build with the new decals you guys sent – pics attached. My father in law gave me his beloved Seven when he passed away from cancer in January. It was his most prized possession IMG_4964with somewhere in the 15-20k range on it. The only thing I saved was the frame and did my dream build from there, Super Record 11 Mid-Compact, Enve Bars & Wheels, Serotta F3 fork painted to match, Etc.

I rode it on the Prouty Century benefit ride in his honor a few weeks back. I’ve never owned anything with more meaning and function than this bike and I wanted to thank you guys for building it.



Ted’s Axiom SL

This is Ted’s matte black and bare Ti Axiom SL with disc brakes and Mavic Ksyrium AllRoad Disc wheels. We built this one with the good folks at Get-a-Grip Cycles in Chicago.TedDysartTed says:

Just a note to say, I just had my first long ride out here and I LOVE my SEVEN!

Incredibly comfortable and amazing in the descents.  I’m no longer terrified going downhill!

Happy, happy customer.  


Robert’s Axiom SL

Here’s an Axiom SL we built with our old buddy Karl at True Cyclery in New Haven, CT.

CassotRobert writes:


Karl just delivered my new Axiom SL. It is gorgeous! Thank you for the excellent bike. I was very concerned as you know about the aesthetics of such a big bike, but the design and workmanship was tremendous. And Karl was superb throughout the entire process. You guys made a great team.

Now, I think I feel some sort of flu coming on. I cannot imagine I am going to be able to work in the office for a full day today.

All the best.





Harold’s Axiom SL

This is Harold and his old Axiom SL. We built him a new one (see below) recently, and he sent us these photos and a kind note a few weeks ago.

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He writes:

I’ve been tweaking my position on my new frame using the trainer but I hadn’t been outside with it until last night’s group ride.

According to one of the regulars ‘Harold you were really strong last night’, my response was ‘I felt good and the bike feels great’. I still have some more tweaking to get done but the bike feels wonderful. I’m not sure what it is about those traditional frame design compared with the compact design but traditional just works so much better for me.


At a tad over 16 pounds race weight I’m very happy. I’m looking forward to getting in some good miles this weekend thanks to warmer temperatures after doing 63 miles last night. First outside ride report is WONDERFUL!

100,000 Miles

MickGould1Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s another remarkable rider doing remarkable things on hisMickGould2 Seven. This is Mick. We built Mick’s Axiom SL just this year with our friends at Stout Cyclery, but we feel completely honored that he chose our bike to clock up the 100,000th mile he’s ridden since retiring.

We’ve seen a few photos of Mick and his bike, and the one thing that jumps out of everyone is his smile. This is a guy doing it the right way.