Our typical frame build timeline is 3 -5 months. This is from the time of deposit to final delivery of the frame. At the time of deposit, we’ll give you a build schedule and a planned delivery date for your frame. A deposit of $300 is required to reserve your spot in our build queue. All deposits are non-refundable or transferable.
Fitting and Design
Our goal is to partner with you to design a frame that is both physically and aesthetically a joy to ride. We prefer to meet and ride with our customers to ensure the best possible design, but fitting and design can also be done remotely (e.g., through email).
At the core of all this is your basic physical measurements. If remote fitting is done you will receive our fit documents and series of questions that will we will use to determine your design. If you’re able to meet in with us in person, we will go for a ride, tour the shop, and then have fit session.
Frames: starting at $1,275
This is the standard price for all of our TIG welded steel frames (Road, Mountain, Cross, Track, and City). This price includes:
- Our C4 tubing selection and custom geometry — design-driven custom selection of True Temper, Columbus, Reynolds, or Dedacciai tubing.
- Hand bent seat stays and curved braces
- Cable guides
- Water bottle mounts
- Rack mounts
- Wright style drop-outs with a replaceable hanger
- Disk Brake tab or Cantilever bosses
- Salsa seat collar
- Single color powder coat finish with decals (we have a wide range of color options)
- Polished stainless head tube badge
There are many additional options such sliding dropouts, curved top tubes, internal cable routing, suspension rear-ends, tapered head tubes, and PressFit 30 BB shells. Please inquire for pricing on these and other additional options.
Here is a list of some of the common options (price shown is in addition to base price):
- SS Dropouts – Paragon Sliders or Rocker: $200
- Internal Cable Routing: starting at $100
- Custom paint or powder: starting at $100
- S&S couplers: starting at $650
In addition to custom frames, we build custom forks, stems and racks:
Forks: starting at $250
TIG welded or brazed steel forks in segmented, uni-crown, or lugged styles.
Stems: starting at $150
TIG welded steel stems in any length, angle, or bar size.
Racks: starting at $200
Front or rear fillet brazed steel racks with wood platforms.
All True Fabrication bicycles are available as a complete bike with professional assembly. As part of the design process we will talk though all of the components that you want or that we recommend you use to build up your frame. We do have direct relationships with many manufacturers and can put together a complete component quote to build up your frame.
Shipping and Tax
Shipping is not included in the price of the frame and will be added to the total. We typically use FedEx ground and will work to get you the best rate. Texas residents will also need to add 8.25% sales tax to the total price.
All True Fabrication frames, forks, stems, and racks come with a lifetime warranty for any defects in craftsmanship, and a six-year warranty for any material defects. This warranty policy is valid only for the original owner and does not cover failures or damage caused by abuse, misuse, or rust. Non-warranty repairs are done at a reduced rate and worked into our build queue. Frames should be dis-assembled prior to repair. Repair costs do not include re-assembly of the bike or shipping.