DeSalvo Custom Cycles

Handmade in Ashland Oregon

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Builder’s Special Steel Road Bike Bikes

One of the many challenges of a small frame builder who produces bikes one at a time, is coming up with a complete bike that gives great performance while also keeping an eye on value.  Our steel Builder’s Special was conceived to do just that.  This package starts with a TIG welded steel frame built with our own custom mix of Columbus tubing.  We add a build kit of components that we have selected from trusted manufacturers to give great performance. If you’re looking for a modern steel bike, our Builder’s Special may be just what you are looking for. 

Features

  • Custom mix Columbus tubing with stainless steel dropouts
  • Enve carbon fork and Chris King headsest
  • Full Shimano Ultegra group
  • Ritchey WCS alloy cockpit
  • Wheel choices : Rolf Prima Echelon or Aspin -- Stans no tubes Alpha comp
  • 10 standard paint colors to choose from with painted on logos

Tubing & Pricing

  • Complete bike price $3650 without pedals

FAQ

  • Semi-Custom Sizes

    ‘Semi-custom’ is what we call our steel production bikes. We prefer to use the term semi-custom because although we have made the geometry and sizing decisions for you, there are some final choices you will make to give your bike a personal touch. Included in the price of each frame is a single color powder coat with painted logos. You will get to decide on the colors. If you would like to be more creative you can come up with a design of your choice, anything from panels to fades to flames to whatever you can imagine.

    Let us know what you would like and we will give you a quote. In addition to the finish you will also decide on the size and shape of the tubes to create a frame that fits your riding style. Cable routing, any additional braze-ons, extra water bottles, racks, or a disc brake mount are other choices you can make.

  • Fully-Custom Sizes

    Although our semi-custom frames come in many sizes, we know that there are occasions when you may want or need custom sizing or geometry. All of our frames are available as full custom for a $175 upcharge. If you decide to go with a full custom frame we will work with you to ensure you end up with a bike that fits you perfectly to increase your cycling experience.

Level top tubing geometry

Size Effective Top Tube Head Tube Length Head/Seat Angle Chain Stay Length BB Drop Stand Over Height
50cm 515 105 71.5/75 410 75 759
52cm 530 120 72/74.5 410 75 777
54cm 540 135 72/74 412 75 795
55cm 555 145 72.5/73.5 412 75 804
56cm 565 155 73/73.5 412 75 813
58cm 580 170 73/73 415 73 831
60cm 590 195 73/72.5 415 70 853

Sloping top tube geometry

Size Effective Top Tube Head Tube Length Head/Seat Angle Chain Stay Length BB Drop Stand Over Height
50cm 515 105 71.5/75 410 75 742
52cm 530 120 72/74.5 410 75 759
54cm 540 135 72/74 412 75 771
55cm 555 145 72.5/73.5 412 75 781
56cm 565 155 73/73.5 412 75 792
58cm 580 170 73/73 415 73 805
60cm 590 195 73/72.5 415 70 827