It is at a Cafe I first met Peter during a Coffee Ride and as the saying goes “Birds of The Same Feather Flock Together” we soon counted Peter as part of our DMCX Coffee Rides.
I let Peter tell the full story below…
I met Micka at a café in Japan during a ride of mine a few years back. When he brought up that he designs titanium bikes, I was intrigued and had to know more. I had been thinking about buying a custom frame for quite some time because of my height at 6’ tall and awkward 36” inseam. This is not a normal body type and has caused several issues with big box brands. So, I thought about it for a year and then decided to move forward. However, it was not just my sizing that drew my attention, it was the titanium and customization. I wanted to build exactly what I wanted.
I liked working with Micka because he listens. I had talked with other custom fabricators who would tell me what I wanted and I did not like that. Micka offers incredible insight, but in the end, I got to decide what the geometry and style would be. We went back and forth about angles, heights, lengths and concluded with what is my dream bike. I will never buy another road bike after this. It is too perfect and the titanium is incredible. The welding is impeccable and I have never seen such precision on a frame. At races and events, everyone is shocked by the craftsmanship and welds.
My dream bike was one that represented the current state of modern cycling. A lot of people buy nostalgic bikes of previous generations (which is cool as well), but I wanted something that would turn into a collector on its own. What we ended up with was a semi-aggressive top-tube, clearance for larger tires, oversized headtube, and disc brakes. I wanted something that was fast, but comfortable. I live in Michigan, USA which has a lot of gravel riding and wanted tire clearance as an option. He also packaged a carbon fork with the frame from a request of mine and I love it. I will never ride anything other than titanium thanks to Micka.
A big thanks to Micka and what he created. Anything you want, he can make it happen and I highly recommend your next bike come from him.
- Rear spacing: 142mm x 12mm TA axle type
- BB shell: 68mm threaded BSA type
- Disc brake type: Direct mount
- 34.9mm Seat tube (front derailleur / seat clamps) / 31.8mm seat tube internal diameter
- 44mm Head tube
- Internal cable routing
- 700x 35c tire clearance