Gallus Cycles are custom built steel frames produced one at a time by Jeremy Shlachter in Fort Worth, Texas.
Adventure, discovery, and of course, enjoyment are at the heart of Gallus Cycles. Whether it be a long ride with some friends, a solo bike tour, brevet or cross race, gravel roads or single track, these bikes are designed for people that seek such pleasures. To do so, the bike must slip away, allowing you to focus solely on what your ride has to offer. Fit, geometry, materials, and components must exist in harmony in order to give you the best experience possible. And when you are home from your ride, the only token you need to remind yourself of how much fun you just had (or how strong that headwind was) is your beautiful bike sitting there, begging to go out for another spin.
Life informs art, and art informs life. The best way to find out how to make a bike even better, is to be out there riding. When he is not in the workshop, Shlachter is out putting in some big miles. An avid Randonneur, he completed Paris Brest Paris in 2011. Part of the randonneuring tradition is to write ride reports of the ultra distance events. This has lead to him writing about his cycling adventures. He contributed a story about P-B-P to Bicycle Times Magazine last year. In addition to plenty of bike pics and business updates, you can also read plenty of cycling stories on the Gallus Cycles blog, which you will hopefully find both entertaining and maybe even inspiring.
Slanted Top Tube Lugged Frame with couplers and lots of great parts from Shimano, Phil Wood, IRD, Chris King and Paul. Wheels built by Joe Young.
Just finished this front rack that is a combination of a low-rider and randonneur style front bag rack. The low riders are detachable so if riding with panniers isn’t necessary they can be replaces with simple struts to support the platform. But, I think the low-riders look pretty cool, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the customer wants to keep them on most of the time. Having them detachable also allows the rack to be packed in the S and S travel along with the coupled bike that it is being made for
This is my personal bike that I rode in Paris Brest Paris in 2011. I finished the bike 2 days before leaving for the trip. PBP was essentially the test ride. I rode it unpainted for the event, and the pictures of it unpainted were taken in Paris after the ride. The picture of it painted is from a spring time ride in Texas.
The bike is KVA stainless steel except for the fork blades. It is lugged and has couplers. The components are mainly Shimano, with IRD cranks, Paul’s brakes, and Velocity 650b rims. It has a custom made front rack.
This is an old school styled mountain bike but on 650b wheels. Using the 650b wheels acts as a happy medium between 26″ wheels and 29er’s. The agile handling like that of the 26″ wheels are combined with the rolling abilities of the 29er. This bike was also designed to be suitable when using the 650b road tires, making it the ultimate adventure bike. The owner has outfitted the bike with NOS components making it truly one of a kind.