Thursday, September 13, 2012

Big tire 'cross frame and fork for Chico, Calif.

 The odd brake boss placement on this frame indicates the use of Paul Component 'Racer' center pull caliper brakes. The front bosses are overlapping the Pacenti crown a bit....not and easy attachment and I will try to talk folks into another combination in the future, either a different crown or a center mount version of the brake. The crown is too nice to obscure it with the brake bosses, at least in my opinion.
That said, it will be a distinctive bike. There's a third set of bottle bosses and the chainstays are longer to accomodate a larger tire, most likely the Bruce Gordon 'rock 'n road' 700x43. These tires are gaining in popularity.
No problem with tire room here......more than needed in this case.

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