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Rhode Outta Town: Chapman Cycles Randonneur

Rhode Outta Town: Chapman Cycles Randonneur


It’s always a pleasure to feature the work of Rhode Island’s Brian Chapman. His “Modern Frames for Vintage Souls” instantly transport us back to a simpler and slower countrified air — especially his latest creation: an elaborate randonneur that he detailed himself.

Deep Hit Of Morning Sun: Chapman Cycles Tourer

Deep Hit Of Morning Sun: Chapman Cycles Tourer


Most custom frame builders in the US these days are creating bikes that cater for current tastes. But if you’re after something that hearkens back to the Golden Age of Cycling, Brian Chapman is your man. Having said that, the latest bike to come out of the Rhode Island workshop of Chapman Cycles is a…

Chapman Cycles Tandem

Riding a tandem is a great test of a relationship — it requires the unified exercise of both pairs of legs, riding towards a common…

Chapman Cycles Tourer

While the slogan of Chapman Cycles reads as ‘Modern Bikes for Vintage Souls’, it’s interesting to make note of the flatland BMX frame that Brian…

Chapman Cycles Mixte

The same day that Sir Bradley Wiggins won the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, this mixte by Brian Chapman won an equally significant event: it…

Chapman Cycles Josie’s Roadie

The head badge on Brian Chapman‘s frames features a bold anchor, a reference to the nautical orientation of his state’s geography, Rhode Island. It also…