Geekhouse NAHBS Mudvillle

Geekhouse NAHBS Mudville

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.

Special thanks to Heather McGrath for the photos. See more on the Geekhouse flickr stream.

Geekhouse NAHBS Mudville
Geekhouse NAHBS Mudville
Geekhouse NAHBS Mudville
Geekhouse NAHBS Mudville
Geekhouse NAHBS Mudville

  • One of the main virtues that steel offers in a CX bike is that the narrower tubes allow more generous mud clearances. Why, then, the unnecessarily tight clearance between rear tire and seat tube?

    • Marty Walsh

      Hi Spiny. We beleive in designing our frames with New England CX racing courses in mind. This means tight cornering, and low center of gravity. We accomplish this by super short chainstays, low BB, and ample mud clearance on the inside of the stays. Of course being a custom builder, we do this on a case by case basis. Thanks!