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When art night goes…..

Monday, December 8th, 2014

It was sometime ago, the sun shined late into the evening, the smell of pulled pork filled the air, long-johns were still neatly tucked away in the back of the drawer, and our ear holes were filled with Lulu’s “to sir with love” on loop. The boy and I had just sat down to our somewhat regular Thursday night “family art night”, and what happened over the course of the next few hours, led to this.
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Which then led to this.
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And eventually to this.
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Printed on American Apparel T’s, SM, MED, LG and soon to be all gone, If you would like one? Contact tony@tonicfab.com 25$ shipped (US only on this batch).

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Dave’s Crusher

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Dave’s a local guy, he likes bikes, he rides bikes, and he had Tonic Fab build him his dream bike.
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Tonic BCX Soft tail #2

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Here we have a few historic photos of the second incarnation of the Tonic Fab soft tail or BCX circa 2005-06? Owned by Ian Brown, who is also the care taker of soft tail #1 (#1 was “super tuff” green and somewhere there is likely an undeveloped roll of film containing evidence of its glory days). In my eyes this frame really raised the bar and set the precedent for all Tonic fab’s to come.

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BRISTOL BESPOKE CRUSHER

Monday, January 27th, 2014

A long while back Bobby Whittaker of Kinoko cycles sent over these awesome pictures that he captured of the Brisltol Bespoke Crusher. Figured they would be more productive on the Blog then they were on my desktop, so here you go.
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Tonic Magnum CB (City Bike)

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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James’s Custom MCX disc ready, dropped bar, 11 sp witchcraft, internally routed, belt driven, and eccentric BB’d rocket of urban smile inducing good times.

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I was a Highwayman

Monday, January 27th, 2014

The Highwayman was a special project for a Japanese customer who was interested in a custom Tonic Soft tail touring bike. Early on in said project it became clear that he was really into vintage Mountain bikes, so from this we determined that a one off Bontrager/Tange switchblade style fork (IE Ton-trager or Tonic “Gern” fork) would make this project real special, a fun challenge for me to design and machine, and would look truly bitchin with the Tonic Soft Tail bits out back. The eccentric BB allows for the adjustment of BB height, as well as taking on the responsibility of keeping the chain snug while in single speed mode. Removable STI and chain stay cable stop aid in keeping it clean when run Single speed and add a nice detail to the frame. The Holley carburetor inspired retro Tonic Fab logo is the Icing on the cake.

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Nelson’s Supernaut

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

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Fred’s Barnstormer

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Check out Bikeminimalism for the some great photo’s too.
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Crush or be Crushed

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

That will be the mission of this built to order Tonic Fab Crusher bike and it’s Pilot Paul LaCava, as they will be embarking upon this years Trans Iowa Race. If you are not familiar with the Trans Iowa, follow the link to their blog, it’s a good read.

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Although originally dubbed the “Iowa Crusher”, after reading the aforementioned blog it was determined that no one crushes this event, they merely finish or don’t. So in the end I christened this Crusher bike the “EPIC 1″ after the unique way in which Paul can tell a tail.

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EPIC 1 Crusher Bike.

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The Tonic soft tail.

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With a little know how and a call to Shawn and Graham at Ruckus composites, Paul’s vision of 2 additional fork mounted water bottles as well as fender mounts, became a reality.

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This time around I opted for the 12×142 axle standard. It lends itself nicely to the soft tail design, it is strong, very light, and allowed me the opportunity to create these proto-type drop outs that function great and require no ornamentation to catch the eye.

Have questions regarding the Crusher, Contact tony@tonicfab.com

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