Every bicycle that leaves Ira Ryan Cycles is built by my hands from start to finish. My goal is to build bicycles that reflect the style and craftsmanship that one looks for in a bespoke bicycle while creating a bicycle that is a joy to ride every day. No two people or bicycles are alike so taking the time to fit and design your bike to your needs is paramount. My passion for cycling is at the heart of what drives me to want to construct the best bicycle for you.
I believe that building with modern steel tubing offers nearly limitless options for frame design and ride quality. Using high quality tubing from Columbus, Dedachiaai and True Temper offers the greatest choices for constructing a lightweight and strong bicycle. Paying attention to tubing diameter, gauge and butt length make a great riding bicycle.
Not being limited to one type of construction allows me to design a bicycle that is light, strong and best suits your riding style. I use investment cast lugs and fillet brazing to build all our frames, forks and stems. At $30 per oz., silver is not cheap but it is worth the cost for a hand-built bicycle.
Fitting can happen in person or via email or phone conversation. Ideally, the fitting will be sorted out a couple of months before the build starts to be a current as possible to any changes in your riding. Feel free to fill out the fitting form to get started.
Wait & Payments.
My current build time for an Ira Ryan bicycle is 24 months from the day I receive your order form and I ask an initial payment of $500 to secure your spot in line. This initial payment is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once the frame is built and off to paint, I will invoice you for final costs. Full payment is due before the complete bicycle leaves the workshop.
Fillet brazed frame: $2700
Lugged frame: $2850
Polished or brushed stainless steel lugs: $600 per frame.
Ultra-light weight tubing upgrade*: $300
*Tubing choice based on what works best for your needs.
-All frames priced without forks.
Lugged or fillet brazed forks: start at $550
-Carbon forks start around $500 and are based on what works best for your use.
Add-ons & Extras.
Rack mounts: $30
Fender mounts: $30
Additional brake mount: $50
Internal brake routing: $100
Paragon sliding dropouts: $100
S and S couplers: $600
Fillet brazed stem*: start at $200
Nickel or chrome plating for stems: $100
Racks*: start at $350
Being a small shop, I can build almost any part or component. If you are looking for something specific, please inquire and I will quote you a price.
*Racks and stems must be ordered with frame or fork.
I use Coat paint shop and Keith Anderson whenever possible. They do a fantastic job and it shows in the final product. Every frame comes with a single color powder coat included in the cost.
Wet paint adds $600.
Additional colors add $60 per color
Liquid paint offers limitless options for colors, pearls and masking. This is the show quality finish and is the icing on the cake. Wet paint is priced per bike and based on colors and complexity. Take a look at the paint form and feel free to email with any questions.
Components, wheels & final builds.
Components and build kits are the final step to any bicycle leaving the shop. I believe that a hand built bicycle is deserving of high quality parts and should be spec’d to fit and ride great. Build packages from Shimano, Sram and Campy are available and range from $1500 to $5000. These packages include everything from cranks to saddles and everything in between. I use only high quality parts that work from Chris King, Thompson and Paul Components and prefer to use as many American made parts as possible.
Custom wheel builds: $150 per bike
Final build up and assembly: $100
Fenders installation: $50
Internal wiring and lighting: $50