Dreesens Bicycles

Steel bicycles by Peter Dreesens

Dreesens Columbus XCR Road Frameset

Made from Columbus XCR, a stainless steel tube set with all lugs and braze ons in stainless.

Head tube detail with Italian Style fork crown with painted windows to match decals.

XCR Badge on the set tube.

Stainless XCR dropouts polished.

Closeup of the polished rear Columbus XCR dropout.


* Bonus Pic

Dreesens has been enjoying some creek time with his buddy Zack!

Monster 29er

What is a custom bike?  In this case:  A ridged 29er and suspensionless.   The experienced owner prefers his ergonomics to be road worthy.  Handlebars are low and mated with super narrow cranks (road triple chainline and Q – factor ).

Different graphics and a close up of the Dedacciai S -bend chainstays that  give the clearance for a narrow chainline/ Q factor – 150mm.

The ultimate tarmac, gravel, dirt with occasional singletrack bike?

Certainly a bike suitable for this:

Candy Burgundy Cyclocross

Need a new CX bike?  How about a custom and hand crafted classic Dreesens?

The stainless steel socket dropouts with the axle faces polished and masked off for paint.

The seat lug with cable stop on the binder bolt ear of the lug.

Warning: You may have to carry an anti-venom kit on account of the ‘bundle of snakes’ cable routing.

Full build w/ road, dirt and gravel worthy Continental 28’s on Revolution Wheelwork Hoops.  

Revived Orbea

Customer Alex had an unfortunate accident which resulted in a severely kinked chain stay.  What to do?  Trash it?  Recycle it?  Turn it into a decorative house ornament?

No way!  Peter Dreesens to the rescue.

Left chainstay with severe kink in the tubing.

A close up of the kink

The new chainstay, left side, with MUCH smoother brazing work.

Bike stripped, chain stay pulled, new chain stay brazed on, bike repainted and assembled.  Good as new!

If you have a damaged steel frame contact Peter Dreesens and revive it!

Lorraine’s Masters Track Nationals Weaponry

Customer Lorraine recently competed in the Masters National Track Championships in Nearby Trexlertown, PA.  Lorraine was looking for a new track bike and went to Peter for advice.  Here’s what they created:

In Pursuit configuration with 5cm of setback as per UCI rules.

Lorraines track bike in the Sprint configuration with the UCI  Zero setback
position with dropbars.

Dreesens crafted custom steel bars that are surprising light because of aluminum extensions.

The position and bars were the product of a day long session at T-town with a selection  of stems and 3 sets of aero bars.

NOTE: Lorraine went on to three Silver medals, two Bronze medals, three fourth places and a fifth place too.  That’s a lot of podium time!  All this despite a nasty crash 9 weeks earlier [face planted at sprinting speed, shattered orbit (3 bones that make up her left eye socket and 3 fractures at the back of the eye), concussion, 9 stitches in her eye lid, many layers of skin on the left side of her face and other places gone.]

Lorraine – Way to battle back and kick some butt at Masters Nationals!

Did you recognize me?

The last post “Bell Red” was actually the finished repair from the series “How to: Steel Frame Repair.”


After: Customer’s finished build.

Bell Red

Highlighted windows on fork crown. The cutouts on the Bottom Bracket received similar treatment.

Bell Red (named after Joe Bell , the bike painter), an amazing vibrant  color. If they could only make jerseys this bright.