Naked Bicycles & Design - News Naked Bicycles & Design News en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:38:13 UTC (Todd Heckeler) (Todd Heckeler) News Addition: Canadian Cycling Magazine - April 2014 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:11:25 +0000 Happy to be in the pages of Canadian Cycling 2014 Buyer’s Guide for our Hardtail 29′er Full Flow Single Speed MTB.


]]> News Addition: Ryan and Kissanya's Track Frames Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:06:37 +0000 A little re-painting for the upcoming 2014 Track season. Watch out for these bikes on the Victoria Velodrome :)


]]> News Addition: Jess' 1x10 29'er Hardtail MTB Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:37:51 +0000 Those art nouveau designs came into use for Jess’ mtb. It’s a steel 1×10 29′er. Internal cable routing. X-Fusion fork 120mm for tapered headtube. Shimano SLX and FSA bits all over.


]]> News Addition: Tino's Titanium Road Frame Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:42:49 +0000 And we’re back! Machining, welding, brazing, filing, painting and all that jazz. Naked Bicycles is back in action. Sam is well on the healing road and full time in the shop. Tino’s Titanium road frame with Enve fork is headed to Colorado. Tino, get ready to ride!


]]> News Addition: Naked Bikes on underEXPOSED TV tonight! Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:13:28 +0000 On APTN Channel tonight, the new series, underEXPOSED with hosts Mason Mashon and Tannis Baradziej, check out the trails and wild sights of Vancouver Island AND QUADRA ISLAND. They visited us here at Naked Bicycles . Did some filming, took some photos and rode some of the trails here on Quadra.  Here’s the full episode (Episode 10) :    Naked bikes starts at 5:59


]]> News Addition: Dave's City Belt Drive Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:23:13 +0000

Dave is a good friend of ours. He’s a commuter. He needed a bike that would get him around in all kinds of weather. Just prior to “the accident”, Sam had finished off Dave’s frame. Thanks to the help of another Dave ( David Lounsbury ) the bike was finished and is ready to roll! Yup, it’s belt drive with a Shimano Alfine 8 spd. Swurvy Curvy design.


]]> News Addition: And the Graphics Keep Coming... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:11:52 +0000 Another new graphic. Handmade in Canada -

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]]> News Addition: Art Nouveau Graphics for Bike Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:37:41 +0000 While the weather outside is frightful and my pains are less than delightful, getting some graphic work done. Here are some designs I did this morning for an upcoming bike.


]]> News Addition: Winter Life at Naked Bicycles Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:26:35 +0000 While Sam heals his body,  bike building takes a bit of a nap, Winter takes a bit of a dump and all life at Naked Bicycles and the property enjoy a snow day (or week really).



]]> News Addition: Sam's Mountain Bike Accident - All is ok Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:08:33 +0000 First things first – everyone is fine. Now for the details: For those of you who don’t know already, Sam was in a mountain bike accident on Sunday. He landed on his face when he took some unexpected air causing spinal impact. He had temporary paralysis, then extreme pain in his arms (very sensitive to any touch). He was rushed off to emergency, then sent to Victoria for an MRI. The diagnosis is good!! Looks like spinal shock (basically bruising to an area of his spine). No operation is needed, just time to heal.

He is one lucky fella. Huge thankyou to the ambulance crews on Quadra Island and Campbell River. Big props to all the nursing staff and doctors at both hospitals and a MONSTER HUGE THANKYOU to Jeronimo Dikkentman and Joyce Overnes Pielou for being there, keeping Sam positive, and taking action. I owe you guys some beer!

UPDATE: Sam’s MRI is complete and all is looking good. No fractures. Bruising of one area of his spinal cord only. He’s already starting to feel significantly better. Dr. prescribes no mountain biking for a minimum of 2 months with heavy emphasis of staying away from it for 6 months. That was close!!!!! .