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  • Feb 18 2011

    Suitcase Eddy Mercxx! Ridable, Flyable Art

    Curt Goodrich of Curt Goodrich Bicycles pulled out an amazing job on a gorgeous road bike this winter. The job was to instal S & S couplers on a vintage Eddy Mercxx 7-11 Team Edition Bike. That part is the easy stuff. Then the customer wanted the bike painted in full-on original Eddy Merxx 7-11 Team Edition paint scheme with the decal kit (sourced in Switzerland). This is a Team Edition bike that would have been the team bike in 1989 and 1990.

    I knew that Curt was meticulous in all his work, but this was an entirely new level.

    After years and years of building some of the most respected steel bike frames in the world he is a master when i comes to building bikes. We all know that and marvel at the achievement.

    Painting is something that Curt brought in-house just a few years ago. This bike proves to me that he has mastered the art of painting a bike frame.

    Curt Goodrich is a super hard working guy that is making some amazing things happen with bicycles. Perennial Cycle is fortunate to have such a great business relationship with Curt.

  • Mar 03 2009

    Curt Goodrich Bicycle Wins Award at NAHBS

    Curt's Cyclocross Team Edition

    Well, just as I anticipated Curt Goodrich Bicycle did very well at the NAHBS. The CG team cyclocross bike won “Best Off-Road Bicycle” at the event. Way to go Curt!

    From NAHBS Website

    I stopped by Curt's studio yesterday to hear tales. Curt said the event was a smashing success, and had him hopping all weekend. It was exciting to get some much deserved recognition for years of fine craftsmanship. And good to start growing the  Curt Goodrich brand. It sounds like Curt had a great time, but is ready to get back to work (as any good Minnesotan would be). He's building some great bikes and starting his own cyclocross team. Here are some photos I took yesterday, mostly of the winning bike:

     

  • Feb 27 2009

    Curt Goodrich Displays at NAHBS

    One of my friends once commented that Curt Goodrich is the best frame builder you've never heard of. Be enlightened friends, that is changing. Curt has always built a few bikes on the side, but until recently he's spent most of his time building all the U.S. Rivendell bicycles. But now he's broke away from Riv so he can concentrate on Curt Goodrich Bicycles. Lucky for us, Curt's right here in Minneapolis. In fact, Perennial Cycle has partnered with CG for nearly 10 years now. He does our S & S coupler installations as well as our more involved frame repairs.

    Well, this weekend Curt Goodrich Bicycles will be displaying some beautiful work at the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show (NAHBS). In the past few weeks, Curt's been by the shop several times so we've had a chance to see the progress on his pieces for the NAHBS. Wow! He has some beautiful bikes. His studio is just a couple blocks from our warehouse space in NE Minneapolis, so I stopped by the other day to snap a few pics for you. Here's an All-Rounder frame in the paint booth. Sweet bike. NAHBS is a pretty awesome show. While I've not attended yet, I have seen many awesome and inspiring bikes through various galleries online. The event starts today, so in the next few days we'll see a lot of spectacular stuff in the blogosphere -- and Curt's frames will be among the best.

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