I first heard of Geekhouse bikes when I was teenager and was into launching myself off dirt jumps. Back in those days Marty (Geekhouse founder) was designing Taiwanese-built bikes while he learned the craft of framebuilding. By 2008 he had acquired all of the skills necessary to open his own framebuilding shop in Boston.
Geekhouse now offer custom cyclocross, gravel, road and touring framesets, in both titanium and steel.
Geekhouse Woodville Touring Bike
The Geekhouse Woodville is setup to be a solid, hard-wearing touring bike that can last the distance. From the front, the first thing you’ll notice are the flared handlebars by Salsa. These ‘Woodchipper’ bars provide the familiar feeling of a road handlebar in the hoods, but much more steering leverage in the drops. In the middle are some Cinq5 Rohloff trigger shifters which do a fantastic job of neatening up the cables.
There’s a lovely attention to detail when it comes to the finish of this Geekhouse Woodville. The custom paint is obviously quite striking with a well-balanced retro finish, pinstripe pattern and series of panels. A large metal Geekhouse logo is brazed onto the downtube to differentiate this bike from many other brands. Dynamo lights are found front and rear with internal cabling and a neat light mount on the seat tube.
The bike uses a Rohloff internally geared hub which houses all of the gears; 14 of them, in fact. Sliding dropouts provide chain tension and are polished and painted in a way to emphasise the workmanship involved in making them.
The non-driveside dropout area looks very complex with connection points for the disc brake caliper, rack, fender, quick release and Cinq5 Rohloff shifting box. But the reality is that once it’s all set up, you can forget about it and just ride your bike.
This Geekhouse Woodville is finished with front and rear racks, a White Industries crankset, metal fenders, TRP Hylex hydraulic disc brakes, Brooks Cambium saddle, Thomson seatpost and a Velo Orange Tall Stack stem. It looks to be a dream to ride!