2010
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Full Custom City Fixed Gear Track bike by Elite Bicycles of Philadelphia PA.

This is one of the largest frames we have ever made.  Custom built and painted for a 6 foot 8 inch rider named Steve Parry, look for him to be cruising the streets of Philadelphia on this massive machine. This track bike features a custom city riding gearing of 48 teeth up front and a 19 tooth rear cog. His wheels are hand built in Philadelphia featuring 32 hole high flange black Phill Wood track  hubs laced to Velocity B43 rims. This wonder of a bicycle is also equipped with FSA carbon track cranks and bottom bracket, Thomson stem, post, and collar, ISM Adamo Road saddle, Chris King head set, BMX riser bar, and matching red starred black grips.

Full Custom City Fixed Gear Track bike by Elite Bicycles of Philadelphia PA.

Full Custom City Fixed Gear Track bike 'Fixie" by Elite Bicycles of Philadelphia PA.

This extra large track frame utilizes the full production length of our Elite Bicycles proprietary seat tube, all 70cm from center BB to top of the collar.

Full Custom City Fixed Gear Track bike by Elite Bicycles of Philadelphia PA.

Full Custom City Fixed Gear Track bike "Fixie" with 300mm Head Tube

The head tube is in fact longer than the tool used to press the Chris King head set. At 300mm this is one of the tallest head tubes we have ever built. Due to the overall length including head set, spacers, and the stack of the stem this build required us to source a custom reinforced fork with an 450mm steer tube. Thank you to the guys at Serotta for helping us with this unusual need.

Full Custom City Fixed Gear Track bike by Elite Bicycles of Philadelphia PA.

Full Custom City Fixed Gear Track bike Hand Crafted in Philadelphia by Elite Bicycles

Custom made by Keith in our in house Elite Bicycles paint department, is the Handcrafted in Philadelphia decals, found on both of the outside sections of the chain stays, and his name in a special to Steve found on the top of the seat tube.

Full Custom City Fixed Gear Track bike Hand Crafted in Philadelphia by Elite Bicycles

Full Custom City Fixed Gear Track bike Hand Crafted in Philadelphia for Steve Parry

The length of the top tube is just as impressive as the overall height of the bike. At 61.5 cm the the top tube is a perfect match for this 6’8 long legged short torso (relative) rider.

Full Custom City Fixed Gear Track bike Hand Crafted in Philadelphia by Elite Bicycles

Full Custom City Fixed Gear Track bike, "Fixie" Hand Crafted in Philadelphia by Elite Bicycles, Inc. for Steve Parry

Oh yeah and the real kicker is that the complete bike with heavy street wheels is under 21lbs.

So if you are big and tall, please have no fear, we can build a bike for you, no worries.

Happy 2011 everyone.

UPDATED: January 3rd 2011

After many requests to see the MAN that rides this XXXL custom build Fixie, I give you Steve Parry with his new sweet ride.

Steve Parry with His Full Custom "Fixie" City Bike

Steve Parry with His Full Custom "Fixie" City Bike


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  1. I was able to see this frame during a visit to the shop. The paint is beautiful! Great work!

  2. What does a custom bike like Steve’s cost? I’m 6’10 and if I decide to go custom (I realize nothing stock will fit me perfectly), would certainly consider Elite since I live in the western suburbs of philly. Thanks.

  3. Hi Andrew,

    More than happy to discuss the custom options available for you, overall price will depend on style and components you choice to outfit your frame. A Full custom frame and fork with your choice of two colors, and a Chris King head set, will by $3299.99

    Please feel free to call 215.732.8973 or email me at david@EliteBicycles.com

    Yours in Sport

    DGG