" If Passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." -  Benjamin Franklin


The path leading me to Runout Industries & custom frame building was by no means direct or intentional. Growing up in British Columbia instilled a desire to enjoy the outdoors to their fullest whenever I could. Leaving British Columbia to pursue my education brought me to Calgary & the Canadian Rockies. It was here that I solidified my passion for the outdoors; first through Rock & Ice Climbing and eventually to cycling. Although different in many ways, the activities share a common thread in their demand for commitment & self - motivation. These two factors have permeated every aspect of my life.

My career over the last 10 years as a Mechanical Designer has exposed me to several hands-on skills such as machining, welding, fixture design and metal working. This exposure has produced another passion altogether - working with my hands & making things. In 2008 I attended the United Bicycle Institute Titanium frame building course & produced my first hand-made bicycle frame. This achievement forged my passions of cycling and working with my hands into one - frame building. Since then I have travelled to Europe to build more custom frames and accelerate my start down the path of my own custom frame building business.

I invite you to share in my passion by letting me add to your cycling experience. Quality. Precision. Zero Compromise





Chris Read  -  Owner & Frame Builder,  Runout Industries