FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I replace old decals with new ones?
If your decals are worn or peeling off over time, we sell replacement decals on the Bingham Built webstore. You can remove the old ones carefully by simply peeling off the old decal. Most likely it will leave some adhesive residue that can be easily removed with a small amount of acetone or paint thinner in a well-ventilated area. A final wipe with acetone will prepare the surface for the new decals.
Can you re-finish my bike to look brand new again?
Yes. We can do a complete refurbish on the frame more thoroughly than you’ll be able to do on your own by washing and routine cleaning. Contact us to schedule and send us the frame alone (it must be stripped of all components). Prices start at $275 and include a frame inspection, alignment check, new decals, and a name on the top tube. Please note that a bead blast finish cannot be refinished as a brushed finish.
Can you modify an existing titanium frame I have?
No. We do not modify any bikes besides our own.
How much does a new bike cost?
All bikes are custom and therefore prices vary a lot. Frame alone prices start at $3500 for a quick release (rim brake) road frame and $4200 for a gravel, allroad, or hardtail MTB or fat frame. As we customize the frame with things like internal routing for hydraulic brake hose or Di2 wires, extra bottle mounts, rack mounts, fender mounts, couplers, fancy finish options, or other things, the price increases. A complete bike can be anywhere from $7,500 – $12,500 and up depending on component choices. Contact us with a general idea of the kind of bike you want and we can give a ball park range. It is also great to know if you have budget and we can work within that.
How big of a tire can I fit on my bike?
If your bike is newer than 3 years it will say the maximum tire size your frame was built around on the original CAD drawing. If it’s older than that, the best way to determine maximum tire clearance is take some measurements by hand, make your best estimate and then try the tires on to see if they fit. Keep in mind different rims have an effect on how wide a tire measures, and could be more or less than what it reads on the tire label. Always make sure whatever tire you’re trying on is approved for your rims.
Can you add disc brake mounts on my older rim brake Bingham Built or Eriksen Bike?
Yes, but it probably won’t accomplish what you have in mind. It won’t allow for greater tire clearance, you’ll need a new fork that is compatible with your headtube, new brakes and new shifters. Please note it is extremely difficult to source road and gravel disc forks compatible with the older smaller diameter headtubes. If your bike is 6+ years old, chances are you have the smaller 1 1/8” diameter head tube. The new fork will also need to have the correct rake and offset to work with your bike.
Do you offer butted tubing?
No. We believe straight gauge tubing is the best option for most riders.
Can I bring my existing Bingham Built or Eriksen in for a tune up?
Your best best bet for a tune up is to schedule an appointment with a local bike shop. Local bike shops and bicycle maintenance shops are set up for tune ups, whereas we’re set up for manufacturing and building and may not have the proper cleaning or maintenance tools to complete a thorough tune up.
Do you have demo bikes or used bikes for sale?
Sometimes. Contact us to find out what’s available.
As of 11/23/21 we have a Road disc frame, a crosscountry race oriented hardtail, and a race oriented gravel frame. Contact us to find out more.
Should I get a fit before you build my bike?
It depends. Usually it’s not necessary and Brad can nail the fit using information and measurements we gather from you. If you have discomfort while riding, old injuries causing pain, or other physical limitations, or you just want to get a fit, it can be very helpful. If you choose to get a bike fit, it is imperative you do some research to find a qualified and experienced fitter in your area.
Will you sponsor me or my team?
Due to the nature of our small business, the way we operate, limited time & energy, we can’t offer sponsorship for teams or individuals.