The Civic frame and fork

We do it for the kids,the Civic


A road focused bicycle for exploring the the Fingerlakes and beyond.


The Green Man was dreamed and schemed up over beers at the Bike Bar in Ithaca, as a gravel grinder and all road machine for a good friend of mine. The actual concept of “the Green Man” came from a deep connection to the outdoors, and the ___ of a bicycle as a tool to experience and connect with the natural environment.

Design brief

The Green Man is a gravel specific build. It will fit 650b x 47mm tires, has three bottle mounts (seat tube and both sides of the downtube), and rack mounts if a rear pannier rack is desired. Flat mount disc brake and through axel rear dropouts will keep things stiff and future proof. The steel gravel fork from Brother Cycles, has triple cage mounts and can do darn near any kind of packing you can dream up.

Build out details

Mark really went all in on building his dream bike.

*Another great thing about this project is sharing the creative experience with my son who did all the photography and image production. Check him out on Instagram.


Fit and geometry

Four numbers establish your touchpoints around the bicycle. These measurements are the starting point for what makes a bicycle custom. From this starting place we can make educated decisions about the geometry of the bicycle in conjunction with the needs of the rider.

Custom measurements

Span Distance in mm
A - Saddle Height 790
B - Saddle Setback 62
C - Reach - BB to Handlebar 535
D - Stack Height - BB to Handlebar 670
diagram showing custom fit measurements in relation to frame

Frame geometry

Span Distance in mm
A - ST length 530
B - TT length 583
C - HT length 153
D - HT angle 73
E - ST angle 74
F - Chainstay length 424
G - Wheelbase 1065
H - BB drop 70
Diagram to show the different spans on the bicyle