Made-to-measure bicycle frames
Click on small images to see larger views.            Updated 7.12.22020

 Here are just a few of my frames. I loved building them! Each frame has been different in design and detail... each had it's own "personality".  Unfortunately running cycles de ORO has left me with too little time to pursue this craft. To owners of 'DB' bikes who read this, please send pictures of your bike so I can include it here.
                                                                                                                                                                Thanks,  Dale
#1 in 1983-4,
24" wheel forMichael Rowan
(not sure where this bike is now...)
with 1/2 Columbus, 1/2 Tange tubing
(not sure where this bike is now...)
Criterium frame
(not sure where this bike is now...)
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"Are you sure you filled out your frame order sheet correctly?"
(A DB cartoon from the 1970s)

 #7 - Ken Toda's bike
In it's original configuration with Dura Ace


In it's current form, with Campagnolo Super Record
8 pictures


Sally Vacca at speed!

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Tange 'Extra Light' frameset

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66 cm road frame #15
Gallery of 6 pictures

Columbus 'Genius' tubing used n this frame.


#28 road frame owned by Chris Gonzalez
Gallery of 35 pictures


Lugs and frame building jigs.

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Brenda Miller's very small bike
Gallery of pictures

#3, a light touring bicycle
Gallery of pictures

Paul Metzger's SoftRide beamer


 Chris Blake's NC TT State Championship bike


Chris' Columbus 'Max'  road bike


Mountain bikes (only 2 made...)

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#5, Doug Covil's fixed gear special
Gallery with 16 pictures

Larry Attenberry's road bike
3 pictures

Ryan Brown (age 8) 20" wheel road bike.
6 pictures

Chip Duckett's 'Crit' bike.
6 pictures

 #8, tandem
Gallery of 34 pictures

Special road/tri bike  

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Touring #11 with polished stainless steel lugs.
Gallery of pictures

 65 CM frame  

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#14, Time trial frame that Ross Mason won the NC Championship aboard.
Gallery of pictures


Tracy Botruff with her #17 DB road bike

Gallery of pictures

Below it's latest build

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