When I ordered the original set of Sugar Cayne Anniversary frames, I also orders some in Raw. The original plan was to collaborate with some artist and illustrators to make custom designs on the raw frames. Then Covd-19 happened, everything shut down, social distancing and that was that. So I decided to customize the frame designs myself.
When I first thought about doing these custom frames I wanted to make them all unique in their own way. So I started playing around with ideas. I really wanted to offer the frames in a different colorway than the official Black & Tangerine anniversary production models. The decals are die cut and transferred onto the frame. This process isn’t so easy because if I messed up at any point, I would’ve had to start all over again. And I did….a few time lol.
I had this frame sent to Static Coatings to get this awesome purple bling powder coat. The color is also transparent so you can see the rawness of the frame underneath. The sparkles and transparent purple with the raw showing through makes this frame look different every time you look at it. You really have to see the frame in person to get the full effect. It was hard to get the camera to show how purple the frame is lol.
I used a more traditional style of letter on this frame. But I wanted to keep it slightly different from the norm and had a stripe going through the letters. White was the decal color of choice and it makes a good contrast to the purple. I also made several blocky rectangles that fade along the top tube. Smaller versions of this pattern was used on the chain stay, seat tube and side of the top tube near the front of the frame. “Pro XXL” and “Bespoke Series” are placed on the seat stays.
This is the second frame in the Bespoke Series and this is the only one made with this color and decal combination. More custom frames to come.
THE SERIAL NUMBER:
My original plan for the serial numbers were to have them go from 1-11 for the painted 20″ and 12-22 for the 24″ then 25-32″ for the raw frames but it didn’t happen that way lol. so the serial numbers are mixed between the raw and painted frames. This frame is SER #SCA009. The SCA stands for Sugar Cayne Anniversary. I made these frames to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of CAC-TV/SugarCayne.com. Yeah I wanted to do something more than just a t-shirt 🙂
Here’s the Prototype frame in action at the trails
The bike can also handle some park action!