The Krauss Bicycles’ product lineup is always evolving and will be as diverse as whatever the client desires.  I aim to create new bicycle frames in collaboration with the client, drawing on past experiences, preferences and wild imagination.  Consider me as your personal builder, who will incorporate your ideas and creativity into a dream ride that you will enjoy forever…
Pricing is entirely dependent on the client/builder collaboration, but generally new frame prices will start at $1000 for a frame, fork with single color powdercoat.
Feel free to start a dialogue with me at curtis@kraussbicycles.com.  In the meantime, peruse the examples below of some of the rides produced by Krauss Bicycles.

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Nickel Plated Monster Cross

The “Do-Anything / Go-Anywhere / At-Anytime” bicycle.  700c wheels, tire widths capable up to 45c.  All braze-ons for racks, front and rear.  Tight geometry for a touring bike, more aggressive than a mountain bike, less whippy than a road race bike.  Disc brakes.  Nickel Plated Bicycle, black acid dipped.  Dynamo hub with LED lighting.

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Nickel Plated Mixte Bicycle

Mixte lugset procured from England. It’s got hearts! Dynamo hub to power lightset (it’s got a brake light also).  Black acid dipped.  Internal Hub gearing and brakes.  Custom racks. Brooks. Waxed canvas bags.

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Copper Bicycle

This is a complete custom build.  No factory lugset here.  All custom angled gussets.  Long tangs and laser cut logos.  Aged Slovenian beechwood handlebars and tubular rims.  Yes, wood.  Custom staining and protection.  Modified track geometry, copper plating, automatic transmission hub, coaster brake.  Bottle opener on the dropout.  This copper plated bicycle has been dipped in a black acid wash for that old-penny patina.

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Here we are with Newvex Lugs, Nova and Dedacciai tubing horizontal dropouts and other frame fixins.  Internal geared hubs, drum brakes, moustache bars and other classic aethetics with modern functions are on this ride.  The front hub dynamo powers both the front and rear lights which have an function that keeps them lit when the bike is stopped.  Naturally weather-resistant Bocote hardwood for the rack platform and clock surround.  This build is set up as comfort-oriented cruiser which can keep you happy for hours and hours!  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Noah’s Ride

Similar to the Cafe Tour Lugged, but with many custom seasonings; rack mounts, fender mounts, lock mount, kickstand plate, etc.  This is a do it all, everyday commuter, errand runner, cruiser and even capable for very comfortable multiday tours!   The bike will be adorned with custom decals by Noah.  Happy Trails!

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QT

small frame, shorter top tube, agressive angles, toptube slopes down to headtube, small diameter tubing.  base setup  for an urban fix, but easily converible to add fenders, brakes, rear rack and internal geared hub.  champagne paint clearcoated.

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Cafe Tour Lugged

Here’s another beloved C/T Lug-built.  Slightly fancier lugs and Columbus Chromor OR tubeset make this one luxurious.  Set it up for ‘cross, cruising, mulitday touring.  the most versatile frame in the Krauss Bicycles’ lineup.  3 H2O mounts, low-rider front pannier bosses, rear rack and fender bosses.  Beautiful blue-green-grey-metallic paintjob.

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Small Road Ride

This frame is designed for a smaller person who wants a 700c wheel size, ’round town, sweptback handlebar local tourer.  internal geared hubs with drum brakes to keep the lines of the frame pure.  beechwood rims and white tires for a classic look.

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The CAFE / TOUR Lugged Edition

This frame has the same utility as CAFE / TOUR below, but with lugged construction, horizontal top tube, slight curvature in the chainstays and generally a more traditional design.    Lengthened chainstays allow you to really load it up with huge panniers, or it’s an excellent choice for someone with really big feet.  Low rider bosses for fornt pannier setup.  Yes, you can put fully loaded front panniers on without taking off the half basket rack.  wow, that’s a lot of stuff you can take!

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The SchnelleTour

The SchnelleTour is a frame with an efficient power geometry while giving the rider a comfortable upper body position.  The intent:  an all-around urban utility and (multi) day touring bicycle, for the fast-riding crowd.

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The CAFE / TOUR

The CAFE / TOUR was concieved with the notion that a bike can be used for many purposes and be comfortable and efficient at the same time.  So, the angles of the head tube and seat tube are such that your cadence position is efficient, yet the handlebar location offers a very comfortable upright position.  The rear triangle is elongated enough so that you can haul more than the average bicycle without the obstruction of your heels hitting your cargo.  Oh, and there is indeed a third water bottle boss on the rear of the seat tube.  Thirsty? The elongated rear triangle also makes the bike track a little longer and smoooooother in turns.  There are enough bosses on the bike to put on fenders, racks, racks & more racks, lighting, etc…  More than enough to go on a multi-day tour.

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M.I.X.C.X.

The M.I.X.C.X. is a compact cyclocrosser.  Tight geometry, lightweight double butted steel from various companies (True Temper / Nova).  This bicycle is light and ready to race, or swap some slicks and ride forever!

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Angie’s Ride: UP-CYCLED!

Picked and tricked.  Reformulated to accept today’s modern, efficient and strong components.  Sturmey Archer 3 speed internal gear hub, drum brakes front and rear, new custom rack.  This bike is reborn with absolutely stunning red sparkle powdercoat.  The photos are a serious understatement of its sparkleness!

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The Cannondale CAAD3: UP-CYCLED!

Light, Tight, and Quite Right!  Paint stripped & polished.  Pepperoni fork: polished.  Coda Cranks: polished.  It’s a DINGLE; double chainring, single cog.  Use the big ring to get to the trails, small ring to get through the trails.  Custom front derailleur shift lever bracket and setup.  Mavic MX601 hubs laced to WTB NOS Laserbeams on double butted spokes.  Paul Melvin tensioner (designed for a dingle)  custom fabricated cog spacers – brushed aluminum.  WTB 1.95 AT tires that are awesome for on road as well as off road.  Thomson seatpost and stem.  Answer protaper handlebars.  This beast is ready for off-road fun.  Lightweight and old school.

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The Bridgestone CB-1: UP-CYCLED!

This bicycle is up-cycled to a slick urban ute:  basic component package to last a lon gtime, custom racks, semi-slick tires…  ready for all the day to day crap you want to dish out.  Oh, and you’ll be hella comfy because Bridgestone’s geometry pedigree is top-notch.

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The Urban Gal: UP-CYCLED!!

This frame started its rebirth when I dusted it off in a dimly lit basement of Volpe Cycles in its original, original Fishtown location.  Todd said, “yeah, it’s bent”.  So, the frame and fork got realigned to accept a pair of Sturmey Archer Drum Brake / Dynamo / Internal Geared Hubs.  Clean and Smooth, with a rat rod look.  Then, all of the other parts are up-cycled: New bottom brakett!!, headset, stem, handlebars – the works!!  Front rack was an ad-hoc, design on the fly endeavor.  Right before going to the paint-house, the wife says, “leave it just like that, I want it”.  You gotta love LOVE.

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The Raleigh PRO: UP-CYCLED!!

The Raleigh PRO was a dropout swap task:  remove the vertical dropouts with derailleur hanger, and braze in horizontal track style dropouts.  The paint of the rear triangle was removed in order to perform the work.  It is an interesting bicycle in the fact that the rear triangle happens to be steel that is bonded to the bottom bracket and lugs.  The aluminum main tubes are bonded to the lugs as well.

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