Pricing and Options
As of Winter 2013, the wait time for a frame is about 12 - 15 months. Because of scheduling fluctuations, there are sometimes openings for shorter lead times. Contact us to find out more details.
Here below is a list of current prices. All prices are based on material costs and the labor involved, as well as invisible costs such as shop rent and utilities. Stainless steel lugs and tubes are available. None of the listed prices are set in stone, but you can get a good approximation of what is involved for a frame, fork, stem, racks, and the rest from the list below. We’ll work together to decide what exactly you want, and based on this we’ll give you a solid estimate.
Only steel. Fork not included.
Steel or stainless steel options. Fork not included.
Starting price. Carbon forks available on request.
Starting price. Many styles and options to choose from.
The cost of each frame finish is unique, and is determined bike by bike. We’ll get into more detail about the cost to finish your bicycle as we know more about what you’d like.
Ahearne Cycles is proud to be using Spectrum Powder Works for all our frame finishing. They are the best in their field, and it really shows in the quality of their work. They can do some amazing things with powder, including single and multi-color jobs, and crisp, clean edges on lug masking. Check out their website to see some of what they offer. Exact color matching with liquid paint is optional, but we will powder coat whenever possible.
Spectrum Powder Works: www.spectrumpowderworks.com
Browse through a full color pallet of powder coat colors.
(please keep in mind that because of the varying tints of computer monitors, the colors you see will not be accurate examples of how the color will look in person, but will only be an approximation)
We are big proponents of powder coating bicycles for several reasons. Mainly, because it’s more durable than liquid paint, and it’s environmentally sound -- there are no toxic fumes involved, and there’s no waste to dispose of; whatever doesn’t attach itself to the bicycle frame can be swept up and re-used.
The only thing in favor of a liquid paint job is that it looks wet even when dry, it can be applied very thin, and the color options are nearly infinite. We live in Portland, Oregon where the rain is prevalent enough to keep our bikes looking wet most of the year, even with a powder finish. Thin paint is more fragile, unless you get into the highly toxic automotive paints. And besides, choosing between an infinite color selection with liquid paint, and the environmentally friendly powder coat, we choose to be responsible. These are, after all, bicycles.
For more detailed information about powder coating, including the process and the pros vs. cons, please check out the Wikipedia entry on Powder Coating.
We offer partial and complete build kits for bicycles. Pricing and quality varies widely. If you’re not sure what parts will work best for you, we’d be happy to help. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
Listed below are several options that are frequently requested. This list is by no means complete. If you have any questions or ideas, we can discuss them.
3 Polished Stainless Steel Lugs (2 head lugs & seat lug) - $1050
S&S Couplers - $700
Polished Stainless Steel Dropouts - $100-$250
Paragon "Slider" Dropouts - $125
Double (or split) Chain Stays - $280
Internal Cable Routing - $150 and up
Fillet Brazed Stem - $275 and up
Polished Stainless Steel Lugged Stem - $675 and up
Stem w/ Mounted Shifters - $425 and up
Fillet Brazed Unicrown Fork - $375 and up
Five Piece or Segmented Fork - $575 and up