The twin top tube makes a comeback

11 05 2010

Josh from Coyote Bicycles sent an email a while back about his new frame and I have to say it’s definitely one of the more interesting looking 24s coming on the scene.

Missing the era of twin-tube frames, like Torker, etc., Josh set about bringing it back…but this time with a more modern take on it . The result: a bike with a relatively quick head angle, short rear end, integrated headtube and mid bottom bracket.

Check out the specs:

  • 21.5″tt
  • 74 ht
  • 71 st
  • 12.5″ bb height
  • 14.25″-15.5″ chainstay
  • 14mm drop outs
  • 25.4 seat tube
  • 990 mounts

The only other twin top tube 24 offerings that I am aware of  are the Ambiente and the Brooklyn Machine Works Pooky. Ambiente may be out of business now so a twin top tube 24 is as a rare as it is cool.

If you want more info on Josh’s frame, drop him a line at You can also check out his site (which is still in development) at or  his feature on

And for those of you thinking this frame would make an awesome Haro Master replica with the addition of some old school decals and paint, I was thinking the same thing. Just imagine if this guy with retro Nyquist 24 got a hold of this frame.




7 responses

11 05 2010
Old School Raleigh

Sweet! Looks more like a chopper than a cruiser!

11 05 2010
Jason G

looks real gooood!!!

11 05 2010

yeah, we must be on the same wavelength!

my post about this bike compared to Ambiente, Brooklyn Machine Works, and decal’d Backtrail:

11 05 2010

Hi guys!
Hope you don’t mind I copied this and put it on fastlane, I like this but then I had a Haro back in the day.. Very nice!
Keep up the good work and up the revolution

12 05 2010

Hey Dave,

Thanks for the comment …and mentioning it on Fastlane!
Kudos on another great issue of the mag!

21 05 2010
joe in san diego

Frame looks super sick. I keep pulling the “just one more” deal with the wife, i wonder if thisd will be the one she calls BS on.

21 10 2010
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