Tulsa, Oklahoma has a history of aerospace engineering that dates back to its first aviation event, an 1897 Independence Day balloon ascension. Today, the Tulsan sector plays a major role in the space industry, contributing several structures to the International Space Station. Eric Doswell is a Tulsan aerospace welder during the day but he also applies his skill to building Edoz Bicycles.
Eric has been cycling since he was a kid and his love for bikes and fabrication have converged with Edoz Bicycles. The majority of his frames are mountain bikes, but he also includes road and cyclocross in his repertoire — including this regal single speed. Eric tells us it’s “a custom blend of True Temper OX Platinum and Columbus Life tubing, along with just a wee bit of mill-spec 4130 for the hand-cut seat tube sleeve and half lugs.”
The innovative ‘Swinger’ dropouts are created by Black Cat Bicycles in Santa Cruz and the final touch was applied by Colorado’s Spectrum Powderworks: a gold and white scheme with red points that’s inspired by Schwinn’s mid-90s Homegrown frame. Check out more of Eric’s work on his website.