The Pull: Tom Kellogg, Part II

In the second part of my interview with Tom Kellogg, we begin with a discussion of geometry for track bikes, and while this subject may not seem super-compelling on its face, it brings in a very interesting discussion of position, weight distribution and handling geometry on the bike. As a result, it’s an opportunity to hear Kellogg talk about something on which he is an acknowledged master.

One of the other truly extraordinary details of Spectrum’s steel frames is the fact that they make each of their own lugs, rather than buying them from a tubing manufacturer or distributor. We discuss why they make their own lugs and how Spectrum’s relationship with Seven Cycles and American Bicycle Group (the parent of Litespeed) works.

Tom announced his impending retirement recently, and we discuss how that’s going for him and what it has done to demand for Spectrum bikes.



The Pull is brought to you by the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, the world’s premiere gathering of frame builders and frame building enthusiasts. The 2020 show will take place March 20th to 22nd at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas Texas. We hope to see you there.


Show links:

Part I of Tom’s Interview

Spectrum Cycles

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