Twin top tube frame debuts in 8 colors

21 10 2010

Back in April, you heard about how the twin top tube was making a comeback.

Well, don’t call it a a comeback any longer, cause it’s now here!

Tribute bikes has put this 24″ frame, a great combination of old school style with modern geometry, into production.

I’m pretty stoked on it.

What I didn’t expect was amount of color choices!   It’s available in: pink, yellow, orange, black, blue, green, white and clear  powder coat options.

If you’re looking for something different from what’s out there…or you’re just missing your old Haro Master or Torker this could be the frame for you.

The specs

  • 21.50″ top tube
  • 74 degree ht
  • 71 degree st
  • 14.25-15.25″ rear
  • 12.25″ bb height
  • 25.4 mm seat tube
  • integrated head tube
  • 14mm drop laser cut dropouts
  • laser cut seat tube/ top tube plate
  • 4130 USA True Temper chromoly tubing
2 brake options
  • 990 mounts with headtube drilled for a gyro
  • V-brakes mounts (not set up for a gyro)

Limited 2010 production run

There are only 20 frames available this year (some are already spoken for) so if this tickles your fancy you may want to get in touch with Josh at Tribute Bikes right away at

For more on Tribute Bikes check out their web page or their feature on


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.