Native Coloradan Richard Gangl has been building his custom bicycles for 34 years. With 40 years of racing and over 100 career victories on the road and track, Rich has the deep knowledge base on how to create a perfect custom bicycle. He specializes in classic lugged/fillet brazed steel and titanium frames. His shop is located in the foothills of Golden Colorado home of the Coors Brewery and the Colorado School of Mines. His frames have been ridden to numerous victories at World, National and State championships. While Rich has built frames for multiple World class cyclists, most of his clients are bike enthusiasts and riders of all types. Gangl Custom Cycles is a one man operation where every aspect of the frame building process is done by Rich himself. Fitting, frame design, building, painting and assembly are all done in house. Cyclists will be drawn to his bikes by the incredible paint work and attention to detail.
Gangl Custom Cycles Climbing Bike:
Hydro Formed Reynolds Aluminum With Easton Carbon Stays.
Gangl Aluminum/Carbon Climbing Bike (Entry for: Best alternative material (bamboo, aluminum, wood, magnesium, etc.)):
Climbing bike constructed from Reynolds Hydroformed aluminum tubing and Easton carbon rear triangle. Designed and built for lightest weight, rigidity and handling characteristics. Finished in a Candy Green Paint job featuring smooth welded joints. This bike weighs in a 15.5 pounds. This bike feels at home in the high mountain roads of Colorado.
Reynolds 753 Bike (Entry for: Best lugged frame):
Gangl Record Strada 753 road bike. This bike was built with Reynolds 753 tubing. Building with Reynolds 753 required a certification from Reynolds to make sure the builder had the required skills to build with this specific tube set and receive the their Master Frame Builder certification. This bike was designed for racing in the high mountains and passes of Colorado. Equipped with the Campagnolo Super Record Titanium group set of the mid 1980"s. This climbing bike weights in at 16.5 pounds which was extremely light for that era. Paint work displays contrasting colors and beautiful lug work. It was built to commemorate the 1986 World Championships held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.