Well, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is over for another year, leaving us to marvel at the energy that goes into making this show the lightning wonder that it is. One frame house that continues annually to astound, not just for their exemplary engineering but for their characteristic nuttiness is Marty Walsh and the Geekhouse crew. 2014 was no different: three bikes were presented, one was this Mudville, a surprise for Marty’s father, Thomas.
Alongside two models of the Hopedale Disc road bike was the Mudville, all three painted in a similar scheme. The graphics, created by Los Angeles designer Adria Klora, were applied master frame painter and Massachusetts local, Jordan Low, in wet paint over a powder-coated base. Each bike tells a story, the blue reflects Marty’s appreciation of razzle camouflage. The complete bike, built with HED wheels, SRAM Force and Thomson components, would’ve made Thomas Walsh’s day.