Santa Cruz, California



  • Open cargo platform with tie downs has a 125 lb cargo load capacity.
  • Removable canvas bag with rainfly, pockets and straps.
  • Proprietary, builder developed cable steering that is light, quiet, serviceable, and allows for new design options/tube configurations.
  • Break-away frame and decoupling cables for easy travel and shipping.
  • Auxiliary mount for accessory attachment such as clipboard, ipad or child stoker bar.
  • Security features include rainfly/load cover; locking skewers; and pocket for a u-lock in cargo bag.
  • Copper thumb-well for resting a tired thumb.



Joshua Muir has ridden bicycles and worked in bike shops as a mechanic since he was a teenager. His primary experience in the cycling industry comes from starting and working for the past 16 years in collectively run bike shops that offer low-income, self-service bicycle repair.

Along with caring for and using the old things of our world, Joshua has a love for creation: building new things. After years as a carpenter and hobbyist brazier, he began designing and building bicycle frames. The result is Frances, his frame-building business, established in 2006. Joshua produces 12 to 15 client-ordered frame sets per year. His favorite bicycle to build is the tourist: light, capable, outfitted. In addition to traditional frameset designs, he also builds a few innovative cargo designs.