Stainless steel is a nice blend of titanium’s ‘crispness’ and the forgiving reliability of steel. It will always result in a very tidy frame, something that Alex Cook is proving through his A-train Cycles. Alex is based in Minneapolis, MN and has been building frames for around 5 years. A graduate of the United Bicycle Institute, he already has a slew of fine frames in his portfolio, everything from road and dirt frames to mixtes, even a couple of fat bikes.
Alex loves a challenge, especially “the odd and unique, including fat bikes, offset racks, and anything else that might invoke a bit of head scratching and napkin doodling”. This tourer is a recent build and looks ready to tackle any terrain. Constructed from KVA stainless steel tubing, it’s equipped with S&S couplers and is built up with a Rohloff hub. Alex constructed custom racks for the frame, which are robust and unobtrusive. Check out more on the A-train Cycles website.
PS: 2013 is drawing close, have you ordered your Cycle EXIF Custom Bicycle Calendar yet?