Custom Work Pricing

Hand-crafted, custom frame built with premium Columbus tubing.

*Proven seat and head tube angles for the application, and custom sizing to fit your proportions.

*Fender eyelets, rack mounts, pump peg, water bottle mounts, shifter bosses, cable guides, and brake mounts. *Extra braze ons, and hand carved or vintage lugs available.

*Complete build kits and service available and preferred! Bikes come out better if we make sure all the components will fit the frame, and intended use and vice versa.

 

PRICES:

Frames start as low as $1,800. Full custom Randonneur or Touring Frame & forks with pretty much every option ever top out at $3,000 .

**All prices are for raw/bare metal, chrome or powder coating extra unless otherwise noted. We recommend Forever Powder Coating In Olympia WA, but can send our Norther Art files and Head badge to your Painter or Powder Coater of Choice. We recommend and have had good luck with Forever Powder Coating

Extra Custom work:

Front handlebar bag rack: $375+

Front rack with detachable low-riders for panniers: $725+

Demi Porter front rack: $425+

Demi Porter front rack with detachable low-riders for panniers: $775+

"Mule" style detachable low-riders for panniers: $475+

Custom porter rack: $550+

Rear rack: $350+

Custom decaleur: $265+

Custom stem: $ 250+

*wiring guides, custom shapes and features are extra. 

*We do not do chrome or paint work. All prices are fro raw steel and paint or chrome is not included, typical chrome work costs about $250-$350 per batch. We often use Pacific Northwest Plating in Vancouver WA for Chrome.

 

Custom Forks:

We specialize in building custom forks with a low curve for classic and vintage style bike with one inch threaded steer tubes, but will do thread-less. Custom forks can have any features you like from width, length, fork rake, trail, eyelets and mounts to fit any frame or tire you like.

Simple road or track $400

Touring/randonneur with cantilever bosses and rack mounts $450

*Upgrade fork for Connector-less Sl dynamo with internal wire routing +$225

*Upgrade fork with internal wire routing for standard dynamo hub +$150

*Upgrade from canti bosses to hard mount studs for Mafac or Compass center-pull +$100

 

 
 

Step by step ordering guide:

You let us know you want a frame, fork, repair, modification, rack, decaleur, or stem, and we talk about what you want. Email, starmichael@northercycles.com, is best, but walking into the shop works well too.

If it’s something we would like to build and you survive the sticker shock of the estimate you get to put down a non-refundable deposit, and get into our Que. This orders all your tubes, and little bits.

You wait for your turn, we’ve usually got some other jobs already lined up, and it takes time to build a frame-set, rack, or make repairs. During this process we will ask you to put up more payments as we work, and the project goes on. Unless you have already paid off the full amount.

When your turn comes, we talk again to make sure you still want the same things, have the same ideas about fit and style. Once we’re sure were on the same page we'll need your bike dropped off for two to eight weeks so we can build the thing. Any changes past this point adds $200 per change.

The work gets done, custom frames, forks, racks gets built and finished and ships off to paint, or chrome!

At this point you will pay any remaining balance. We don't do paint or chrome work and take no responsibility on the wait or quality of the painter or chromer you choose.

You pay any remaining balance or shipping fees and get your rack, or fork or what not!

All work has a handshake warranty. This means I will fix anything that goes wrong due to my workmanship for a reasonable amount of time tbd by me. Customer satisfaction is paramount and I will do what it takes to keep you happy and keep you as a customer. We’ve yet to ever have a single issue with our frame building work failing, but things happen and all builders have had to repair something in their career. Mechanical work on the other hand is a balancing act. Things come out of adjustment, cables stretch a tiny bit and shifting stops working perfectly. It happens once in a while and I will do little adjustments whenever needed for free for at least thirty-ish days. After that standard rates off our labor menu apply.