2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

We are looking forward to sharing our newest products and innovations with the attendees and exhibitors at NAHBS 2015.


Our 5” yoke for fat bikes in 6/4 titanium will be display in our booth and available for sale shortly after NAHBS.  This yoke will clear a 5” tire, with the chainstay end rounded to fit 7/8" x .035" wall stays, an oval bottom bracket end measuring 1/2" x 1", and ends long enough to cut back or miter for proper fiton a 120 mm wide bottom bracket shell (see below).  It is CNC machined and supplied in two halves that must be welded together by the builder.

Syntace Dropouts

In January we introduced our dropouts that are compatible with the Syntace X-12 System.  This system provides a unique solution to the wheel centering problems that arise from the fixed positioning of a thru axle.  Making use of concentric or eccentric threaded inserts in the right side frame component, the wheel can be centered in the frame following any inconsistencies that arise during frame construction.  We will have our steel and titanium frame components, a Shimano Direct Mount hanger, and Syntace compatible skewers for fat bikes (see below) on display.

15 mm Front Dropouts

Although we have been making our front 15 mm dropouts DR0049 and DR2051 for some time, they continue to gain popularity due to their compatibility with fat bikes and the increasing use of thru axles.  We now make Maxle compatible nuts for this dropout, DR4054 and DR4054B, which allow a Bluto Maxle skewer to be used in a rigid fork.

Skewers/Bottom Bracket Shells for Fat Bikes

We have kept pace with the increasing demand for fat bike frames by expanding our selection of front and rear DT Swiss, Shimano and Syntace skewers.  The shaft of the original skewer is replaced with a longer one made by Paragon Machine Works, while the quick release mechanism is the original manufacturer’s product.  Additionally, we make 120 mm wide 3/2.5 titanium, BB0034 (coming soon), and 4130 steel bottom bracket shells, BB2013, for fat bike applications.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope that you will stop by our booth (#419) to check out our latest products and share any comments you have about our existing line-up.

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New Products

DT Swiss Syntace Skewers for Fat Bikes

We now offer the DT Swiss X-12 RWS Syntace skewer in 148, 157, 177 and 197 mm lengths for fat bike applications.   The original shaft has been replaced with a black anodized 6061 aluminum shaft manufactured by Paragon Machine Works, while the quick release mechanism is the original DT Swiss product.  It is compatible with all our dropouts for the Syntace X-12 System.

Maxle Compatible Nuts for 15 mm Front Dropouts

We now make Maxle compatible nuts for our 15 mm front dropouts, DR0049 and DR2051. DR4054 and DR4054B allow a Bluto Maxle skewer to be used in a rigid fork.


185 mm Titanium Headtube

We’ve added a 185 mm length to our selection of 3/2.5 titanium headtubes, HT0019.



Steel Seat Collar

Our newest 4130 steel seat collar, MS2021, is 1.375" OD x 3-1/2" long, bored accurately to 30.9 mm.  It has a 1/2" long step to fit a 1-3/8" x 0.035" seat tube.


Bottom Bracket Shells for Fat Bikes

We now offer 120 mm wide 3/2.5 titanium, BB0034 (coming soon), and 4130 steel bottom bracket shells, BB2013, for fat bike applications.



Giving Back

Paragon Machine Works donates 100% of all revenues from the sale of our bottle openers and promotional items to non-profit organizations that promote bicycle safety, awareness, and community.  In February we raised over $700 for the educational fund that was established for the two young children of Tom Palermo through youcaring.com.  Tom was hit and killed by a car while riding his bike on December 27th, 2014.   He was a husband, father, frame builder and wonderful person whose life ended too soon.   Our heartfelt thanks go out to those of you who joined us in supporting this important cause.  Our thoughts and best wishes will continue to be with Tom’s family and friends as they struggle to understand and heal from this devastating event.

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”
John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

In March we will be donating our proceeds to the Marin Museum of Bicycling.  The Marin Museum of Bicycling is a bicycle history museum and cultural center being created in Fairfax, California.  The museum will also be the new home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which has been located in Crested Butte, Colorado since 1988.  Their mission is to educate the public and expand its appreciation of bicycling through displays and programs on bicycle history and culture, while promoting bicycling as a way of life for fun, fitness, sustainability, and sport.

Aside from purchasing some Paragon goods, Museum and Hall of Fame memberships are available now and are a great way to support their efforts.  Members receive discounted access to exhibits and events, and many other benefits.  You can also show your support through donations, volunteering your time and talents, corporate sponsorship, and by participating in the Mt. Tamalpais Legacy Wall campaign.

More information can be found on their Get Involved page.

We appreciate your support!

Total amount donated to date:  $5823

Previous Beneficiaries

Sonoma County Bicycle CoalitionNational Interscholastic Cycling AssociationFriends of China CampSF Urban Riders (McLaren Bike Park) • Bike East BayFriends of Tamarancho In Memory of Tom Polermo


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