Thursday, May 18, 2017

Big tire CX bike for a local

 Big tire CX bikes might be popular right now but this model is one I have been building since 1992. There have been some changes over the years such as more bends in the stays, tapered head tube but for the most part , the team tig SL has stayed the same.
 The customer came up with the idea to use the team color in the panels. I like the look and would not have thought of it. The parts are Shimano so it is set up with a Tanpan adaptor to make the XT rear der. work with the R-685 shifters. This allows for a wide gear spread- 11-42 with a single ring up front. The left shifter is not connected but the bike does have the cable guides to run a front der. if needed.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Team bike for sale

This is a new frame ,fork and headset with a mix of slightly used demo parts and some new stuff. The top tube is 570 and the seat tube is 568 c/t/c so it fits a 6'1" rider really well. It has Zipp alloy wheels, Sram CX-1 force cranks and der. with Red-22 levers and hydraulic brakes. You can ride away on this bike for $ 3,000. I seldom have extra bikes like this so it's a rare opportunity to get one fast and cheap. Email me at paul@rocklobstercycles.com if you are interested.

Want my bike ?

 Yes, I'm selling one of my recent road bikes. I had fun on it for two years but I have about 5-6 road bikes and need the room in my shop. The top tube is 565 mm and the saddle top to BB is about 725 mm with a bit of up and down adjustment with the seat mast topper. It's a really nimble and light bike being made of Dedaccai 7.9 tubing. A frame like this new is $ 1,650. I'm asking $ 1,700 for the whole bike. Without pedals it weighs 16.9 lbs. and has mostly 105 5800 with 6800 wheels and a dura ace fr. der. It has some new Enve bars 44 cm. It's a lot of fun to ride. email me at paul@rocklobstercycles.com if you are interested.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Swiggco-Roubaix ride 2017

 Here is the poster I made for the event. This ride was supposed to just be a team event but with most of the team unable to make the ride the invite went out to the bay area CX community and we had nearly 40riders.
 The bulk of the riders met at Corralitos for the 60 mile round trip to San Juan Bautista. Lots of different types of bikes were on hand.
 Here was a re-grouping spot after one of the days two flat tires. The sky threatened rain all day but not a drop fell.
 Going up the dirt climb the rains of the previous week made for a sticky muddy situation. About 3/4 of the way up folks were forced to carry their bikes and un-clog the areas around the brakes for the remaining climb.
 At the top we were treated to a great view before a screaming muddy downhill. Bikes got sideways in the slippery conditions and some of the bikes got clogged with mud again.
 High above the lunch destination the sky was dramatic and the air was very clean. This was the highest point of the day.
 At the finish a barbeque was planned but instead the main course was beer. Lots of tired but happy people were in the park in front of Corralitos store.
Here's my bike after the ride. It was a lot muddier at the top of the climb-Dumpstervaagen passed the test of mud, rocks and ruts. Maybe next year we will do another one of these-mixed terrain rides.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Aluminum CX frame for a local

This frame and fork are for the guy who makes custom color decals for me when I need them in  a hurry. He made these green ones in a color I had not used-he can do that. The frame also sports the Jennifer Green silver head badge-unusual to put one on an aluminum frame but it works nicely.
 This frame is wedded to an Enve disc CX fork with a thru-axle, pretty much the standard item on my frames. To get the fork painted to match it will cost $ 150 , but it is a really nice touch and very popular. In the background you can see my travel bike which is being set up for a tour next month. More on that later.

Aluminum big tire CX frame with matching fork

 This frame and fork will be getting some serious use-room for big tires , thru-axles and a Whiskey # 9 fork with room for up to a 1.9" tire. Should be a fun ride.
 The classic original schoolbus yellow decals have been the staple on my bikes since 1984.

Single speed steel CX frame and fork for Idaho

 One of my favorite colors, this frame will see commute duty mostly . There's fittings for fenders and only one water bottle. This one is going to Boise where I have sold a number of frames over the years-there's kind of a small colony of them there.
The Paragon sliders make the disc brake and chain tension setup very easy. It will be nice to see it all fully built.