CWMD Glossy Black Track

CWMD Glossy Black Track

The last we heard of Alan Sikirič, he’d completed Koichi Yamaguchi’s Framebuilding School, his class project bearing the master’s unmistakeable influence. Alan’s back with a new project that has taken Yamaguchi’s fluid style and reinterpreted it as a Cycling Weapon of Mass Destruction.

The groundbreaking silhouette of Alan’s Glossy Black Track is actually due to the use of a curly Columbus seat tube for a top tube. This might wind up the purists, but no-one got anywhere by following the herd. The result is a stiffer frame by meeting the seat tube at a higher point.

The seat stays are a combination of four S-bend pipes that Alan had lying around, fed through a bender and sleeved internally. Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. This is still a ‘practice’ frame, the first by Alan since his graduation from the course, so excuse the raw finishing at the joins.

Given Alan’s previous portfolio of tandem tall bikes and other Franken-frames, the Glossy Black Track is a next-level development. I’m looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next — like Yamaguchi, the more unconventional, the better. See more on Alan’s blog.

CWMD Glossy Black Track
CWMD Glossy Black Track
CWMD Glossy Black Track
CWMD Glossy Black Track

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  • Sebastian

    Without the s-bend seat stays I’d be really into that. Looking forward to seeing more from him in the future.