Christopher Igleheart belongs to that revered institution of American frame builders, which includes luminaries such as Richard Sachs and Tom Ritchey, whose art fathered the present generation.
It wasn’t so long ago that fine steel bicycles were the forefront of current technology, and today’s resurgence of interest in the handmade bicycle is due to their skill and craft.
The Trail Poacher is a more recent Igle Bike, a reference to Igleheart’s career during the early days of the mountain bikes, building frames at Fat City Cycles.
It’s a cyclocross bike with clearance for fat tires and geometry designed with drop bars in mind. Regardless of disc brakes, White Industries drive train, and a custom Igleheart stem, any bike equipped with Trappist beer end-caps is OK by me.
To see an extensive sampling of Christopher Igleheart’s projects, visit his Flickr page. It is the most comprehensive documentation of his past builds and those in progress.