I had the chance to talk to Dave Wiseman the owner/builder of Wiseman Frameworks out of Illinois at the 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. He built two fat bikes for the show but didn’t actually have clients for them. I know one of these got purchased at the show by the time I talked to Dave and I’m sure they other did too. Dave built these bikes the way he likes his personal fat bikes since he didn’t have any client or location to build them specifically for.
The frame features a 71 degree headtube and 73 degree seattube. The chainstays are 437mm long and the frame has a short front center for quick handling. Dave enjoys twisty and technical Midwest single track and this bike was designed to excel at it. The bike was designed to use 4″ wide fat tires. Not super beefy tires but plenty of fun.
Dave built some slick looking internal routing into each frame and topped it all of with custom paint by Chester Cycles from the North Chicago area. Jen Green created the nickel headtube badge for the cherry on top. The frame is built up using Nova downtube and chainstays with a True Temper top tube. The seatstays are some old stock from Pacenti. Paragon provided the headtube and dropouts.