Aside from being a prolific artist and designer, Geoff McFetridge is a passionate cyclist. His enthusiasm for bikes has been evident throughout his portfolio, and he’s already completed a successful collaboration with Portland’s Fairwheel Bikes which featured a Ruegammer Blackwerks frame and weighed in at less than 4kg. This project has recommissioned a Parlee TT frame into a rolling work of art, and deservedly won Interbike 2010’s ‘Best Paint Job’ award.
Utilizing a masking technique, the characters were initially drawn onto the frame with a masking fluid, then painted white. The mask was then removed, revealing the characters formed by the raw carbon weave beneath. It was a laborious process but has produced a striking effect. Fairwheel Bikes then built up the frame in a configuration as individual as it’s skin. Incorporating a fixed Sturmey Archer 3-speed and a barcon shifter, McFetridge’s Parlee is now a street sprinting weapon. ENVE carbon fiber tubbys, Tune front hub, stem, saddle and Fast Foot cranks complete the ensemble.
Head over to the Fairwheel Bikes website for the full spec sheet. Thanks to Emir for the photography.