Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Disc-only steel 'cross frame

Who says you can't have modern features on a steel bike ? -Not I. This frame has BB-30, tapered dead tube and a disc-only brake setup-stuff you find on carbon bikes from the mega-companies. A customer from San Diego specified these features and even source the head tube from the U.K.
The downtube is larger than I use on most steel 'cross frames and it mates up well with the larger BB and headtube.
The top and seat tubes are of normal diameter and the rear stays are not oversize, giving the rear triangle a graceful look that would have been impossible with larger tubes.
The Paragon BB and dropouts like the True Temper OX Platinum main tubes are US made.
The only imported tubes are the chainstays which are Columbus Nivacrome. The frame weighs 4 lb. 2 oz.


Cam said...

Badass Paul!

Docbraunson said...

I neeeeeeed this bike you should source more of those headtubes and make this one of your offered models!!!!!!