Matt had this to say “All I can say is well done Peter and Capitol Performance Bicycles … This bike is an absolute riot. Not sure why I waited so long for a plus bike. Reminds me of how I used to feel as kid riding around on my BMX bike… Poppin wheelies and takin jumps”.
Alexander, a design artist, musician and architect with a fascination for symmetry wanted a custom steel road bicycle finished in the 1960’s Gulf racing colors. We combined elements of all of his interests into this unique One of One design. Using the Fibonacci number sequence, the musical score of Queen’s Bicycle Races along with the Gulf livery, we have created an elegant and personal finish. This comfortable steel hand made frame has internal cable routing, Shimano 105 hydraulic group set and finishing kit from Pro. Many happy miles on your beautiful custom bicycle Alexander.
Coach Sean, Head Coach of Cycling at Union College in Barbourville KY commissioned a lightweight titanium race bike to celebrate his all time favorite band, Pink Floyd (one of my personal favorites too). This race day machine sports full internal cable routing, tapered head tube and is built up with top of the range components. SRAM XX1, Hope hubs with Stan’s rims, Thomson titanium bar and Thomson stem and seatpost. RockShox SID fork and Shimano XT brakes. Everything beautifully color coded to give this One of One custom build a unique and very personal look and finish. Thank you Coach Sean for the opportunity to put you on this wonderful machine.
Ian, an IronMan athlete added this semi-aero Columbus steel road bicycle to his fleet as his primary training machine. We had a free hand in both the frame design and finishing, allowing us to paint the frame using the World War II Mustang P51 fighter aeroplane as inspiration. Flying is one of Ian’s hobbies, so this seemed appropriate. It is also to inspire him to gun down his next IronMan goal. This top of the range component build includes the FSA WE wireless electronic groupset, loads of ENVE bits and Chris King ceramic bearings. The Vision 55 SL carbon wheels keep the bike efficiently speedy and the FSA Powerbox crank keeps the power data front and center.
Pam’s unfortunate accident on her carbon bicycle became our good fortune and allowed us the amazing opportunity to build her a one of a kind custom bicycle. Her only requirement on finishing was the quote “Not all those who wander are lost” from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. This, and the beautiful Kentucky forest and mountain terrain that surround us here in South Eastern Kentucky was the inspiration for the themed finish. Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brake drive train with lightweight carbon finishing kit from FSA and Vision complete this amazingly unique bicycle.
This steel racing frame is crafted from a selection of Dedacciai Zero steel tubing. Nick (24) is a Cat. 2 criterium racer and was looking for a stiff racing bike with some compliance so he would not get beat up on a century ride. The frame is draped in Shimano Dura Ace mechanical with Paul Klamper disc brakes. Bontrager XXX completes the cockpit. An FSA Powermax crankset keeps Nick’s numbers in front of him and the Vision TriMax wheels with tubeless Schwalbe Pro 1 tires keep him railing through the corners. It took 10 weeks of collaboration to finalize the paint design and we are thrilled with the result.
Scott, a fireman in Colorado, was looking for a “do it all” titanium MTB. Commuting, trail riding, pump track and dirt jumping with bar spins. This was a really enjoyable challenge putting everything into a single package. The most special detail on this build is the custom titanium stem designed with moto style brake line routing, however, we wanted a clean design for the routing so we put it through the bottom of the stem and not the usual way through the stem cap. Scott selected top of the range SRAM XX1 Eagle finishing kit to grace his frame. A RockShox Pike fork and limited edition Spank wheels finish this dream build. Scott’s comments on receiving his custom bicycle were “expectations exceeded!”.
Jay was inspired by 50’s Hot Rod color and style as a basis for the finish on his One of One frame. Candy red, black and chrome. We included a painted carbon fiber design to modernize a classic look. The steel Dedacciai tubing frame is currently dedicated to road use but is designed to take up to 40mm wide tires and is equipped with FSA AGX wheels suitable for gravel riding. With a slightly relaxed geometry and a long wheel base, this is an all day comfortable ride. Sram Red ETap hydraulic and lightweight carbon finishing kit from ENVE and FSA complete this beautiful build.
Billy, a very experienced cyclist, was looking for a top of the range, no compromise, titanium custom bicycle. We were grateful for the opportunity to build this bicycle for Billy. He continues to be amazed at the comfort of titanium and the sheer speed he can maintain with the Vision 55 SL wheelset. This no compromise bicycle is dripping in top of the range Sram ETap wireless hydraulic groupset, Vision Metron wheels, FSA K-Force bar, stem, seatpost and crankset. We topped off this build with custom chameleon paint, highlighting the naked titanium frame.
Fat bikes are fun, entertaining and just plain down right enjoyable. Graham wanted a do it all fun bike to take on sprightly Summer trails and sloppy Winter slush. Enter the “Platypus”, Graham’s choice of name, and very apt for this bicycle. Sliding dropouts, a short wheelbase and a steep head angle (for a fat bike), make this bike an all year round trail slayer. Graham went to town with great looking color coded finishing kit. Columbus steel and snazzy green metal flake finish over exposed metal and custom paint make this one of a kind bicycle a very unique ride on the trails.
Steel was the material of choice for Derrek, polished to a sparkling shine to show off the attributes of this Dedacciai frame. Winter camouflage with highlights in candy red give the frame unique character and blend seamlessly into to Industry Nine wheelset. A full Shimano XT groupset with RaceFace Next carbon crank and Thomson and FSA carbon finishing kit make this go anywhere trail bike a beauty to behold, both on and off the trail.
While touring the Netherlands, Raymond was the unfortunate victim of bike theft. Looking around for a new touring bicycle, he decided to turn to Capitol for a complete custom build. Given Raymond is a big guy standing 6’6″, touring with a fully laden bike, we turned to the ever reliable Reynolds 651 tubing for both strength and reliability. Topping off the custom painted frame and fenders are DT Swiss 540 Hubs with Velocity Dyad hoops. A full Shimano XT build with a Thomson cockpit. Top of the range racks from German manufacturer Tubus round off this reliable, custom built long distance touring bicycle.