If you haven’t heard of Nate Zukas before, you should have. We met Nate way back in 2014 at NAHBS (North American Handmade Bicycle Show) in Charlotte, NC and fell in love with his custom frames. One of our customers did as well so we had the privilege of building up one of Nate’s beauties.
Sweet steel mixed with a bit of carbon in a super cool color. Very nice.
Customer had us transfer over components, tires, etc from another bike. Here is Nate’s description on the frame from his instagram:
Steel is real, especially with a carbon seatube/mast. Build was focused around cyclocross racing, but has clearance for 40mm tires for gravel riding. Fully internal routing for the brake hose and 1X Di2 gearing. Threaded T47 BB shell for creak free performance and a 44mm standard head tube. Nice mix of Columbus tubes, Plymouth Promoly and Dedaccai with Paragon Machine Works dropouts and BB shell. The carbon seatube/mast is USA made by Rock West Composites. Paintwork consists of a thick epoxy primer for extra protection for chipping and moisture resistant. Then followed with a beautiful late ’60s Alpha Romeo color, painted on decals and two coats of clear.
Owner, designer and fabricator at Zukas Cycles. According to his Instagram account he “Builds Titanium, steel and aluminum frames, paints them too.” He has a cool little shop over in Augusta, GA and really does make some of the coolest frames around. Check him out: