Friday, June 18, 2010

Tig team s.l. 'cross, 2010 version

I started building this model in 1992 and it was my first tig welded 'cross frame. The ability of the frame and fork to take large tires made it instantly popular and it pretty much put me on the map as a builder of useful and lightweight cyclocross frames. This version is the latest, even though the fork is a bit of a throwback in style. The flat-crown fork actually has more tire room than a unicrown and isn't much heavier. This frame will mostly see commute duties between Sacramento and Davis, California.
Back in 1992 this frame would have single bend stays and horizontal dropouts. Now i have the ability to put a little more style into it with the s-bends matching up on all the stays. I custom bend the seat stays so that the tire room is adaquate and the cantilever bosses are where they are supposed to be for optimal brake setup and function. This is the stuff i was winging back eighteen years ago.....I guess I got lucky most of the time.

1 comment:

bikenerd said...

Dang! I wish I had gotten a flat crown fork! Although my Lobster's currently running an Easton carbon, it'd be cool to have the flat crown for non-race season...