Sunday, June 27, 2021

SSCX in aluminum

Not much I can say that has not already been said- There's something really great about the simplicity of a single speed CX bike. This one will have a Squid EBB and an Enve G-series fork. 
The frame will fit 700x40 tires and is made for racing for the most part- only one set of water bottle mounts. 


Kid's team CX frame ........yes, that is what it is.

This frame is made from lighter, smaller diameter 7005 aluminum main tubes , tailored for a rider under 100 lbs. The frame weight is under 3 lbs. I hope that the young racer has lots of fun on it.


7005 CXGravel frame for Sierra foothills

This customer lives in an area with endless fire roads- perfect for a bike like this. The frame is paired to an Enve G-series fork. All of the tubes are from Dedacciai in Italy. There's definitely a supply problem happening right now and I am running out of main tubes. I hope that some of this stuff lands in the USA soon - otherwise I will be on steel builds until that stuff runs out as well. After that I guess I'll do a lot of riding.


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

7005 aluminum 29er frame for bay area rider.

at just a hair over 3 1/2 lbs. this is definitely a cross country style frame but with fairly modern front end geometry- 68 degrees wedded to a 120 mm Fox 34 fork with 44 mm rake. This should corner really well- I rode one like this for about 8 years but mine didn't have the tire room that this one has- I was not able to get the chainstays that I can get now. The tubes are Easton Elite top tube, seat tube and seat stays. The down tube is from Nova cycles and the chain stays are Dedacciai. All the stuff is pretty light except the chain stays which are beefy to keep the ride feeling solid.
This one is set up for a 31.6 dropper post and a post mount rear caliper once the adaptor is in place. 
I miss my old 29er but I think that if I build one for myself I'll have to wait quite a while -I'm way too busy to add to my fleet, even though a single speed 29er sounds good to me right about now.


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Complete track bike going to San Diego, Calif.

One of the CX team riders has decided to branch out and ride on the velodrome so here's the bike he will use. The frame is made from my last set of diamond-to-oval Easton NOS USA tubing. I only got two sets of this rare stuff so I wanted it to be used for a real race frame. The other set is in a similar track frame that I built maybe 6 years ago.
The parts are all out of the shop backstock. Hopefully in a week or two the new wheels will be built- Dura Ace hubs laced to deep section Easton EC-90 rims , 28 spoke. I think that the new wheels might feel a little quicker.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Single speed 29er going to Canada

This steel MTB frame is fitted with the Paragon 'Rocker' dropouts. This is about as small of a 29er as I would build.
The paint looks like a candy finish in the bright sun but it isn't. It is more like a forest green-it just happened to be a really bright sunny day and the angle really lit up the finish.
The front is capped off with a Jen Green sterling silver head badge.