Editor’s Note: There are so many builders of exquisite bicycles located all over the US that can’t take the time or expense to hit NAHBS every year. Other shows like the one in Philly draw regional builders. The great lakes or the mid-west area doesn’t have a regional handbuilt show and it’s been a while since middle America hosted a NAHBS. The great lakes region has some great builders. So I asked our amigo Scott Quiring if he would send me a photo of some bike bling for an Instagram post and he sent me the big pimp’n bike porn that you’ll see below. This is what Scott shared with us about this custom Ti fat-bike project – #bikeshow
It is a custom Quiring Titanium fat-bike to fit 4.8″ x 26″ tires (5″) on Head BFD (100 mm) rims. (It also fits 27.5 fat wheels.) A downward curved top tube was used to increase standover and the frame used one of our stylish Quiring built 6/4 titanium chainstay yokes that improve frame stiffness and tire clearances. Syntace X12 rear thru axle and Paragon Machine Works dropouts with a threaded T47 BB shell round out the frame construction.
The Thompson stem is custom painted Jungle Ceramic Cerakote green and this color was also added to the frame’s panel colors and the Race Face Direct Mount chainring to match. Green ODI grips were installed on the Thompson handlebar with a matching Thompson 30.9 mm Elite black anodized
Matte turquoise Chris King 44 mm headset and BB were installed, and an Enve Carbon Fat Fork and Race Face SL cinch crank where added respectively.
Custom blended Ceramic Cerakote matte turquoise panels were painted on the predominantly raw titanium frame with custom matched turquoise coated DT Swiss 350 hubs and 35 mm seat collar. The Quiring logo color was painted in Stormtrooper white. Other parts include Shimano XTR Shifter and rear derailleur as well as Shimano XT brakes, chain and cassette.
Frame fabrication and Cerakote Ceramic H-Series and Elite Coating, all done in Free Soil, Michigan, USA.
Total build price: $8500
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Hubba Hubba, the finish on the frame looks amazing!