Thursday, July 27, 2006


Custom Cross bike #7: Jim's Strong

Another sweet orange custom cyclocross bike for the Custom Gallery. This is the first Strong frame though. Check it out.

Frame: Custom Steel, S3 front triangle with a Focco rear.

Headset: CK

Fork: Alpha Q

Stem: Bontrager

Bars: Ritchey

Seatpost: Easton EC 90

Saddle: SLR

Brakes: Pauls neo front, Touring rear

Wheels: Ksyrium SSC

Tires: Vittoria Open Pave EVO CX

Cranks: FSA SLK

Pedals: Frogs

Drivetrain: Ultegra shifters and front derailleur, DA rear derailleur, cassette and chain, 9 speed.

Jim says, "My Strong is mostly my commuter/fun bike. But she does get knobbies and gets to play. It comes in at a hair over 18 lbs"

Pretty nice bike for a commuter bike Jim. Thanks for the rig!

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Sunday, July 02, 2006


Custom Cross #6: Jeromy's Bontrager

Jeromy's got a vintage handbuilt Bontrager CX ride to be added to the handbuilt gallery. This bike looks cool, mainly because it looks like it gets ridden.

The specs are:
Frame: Bontrager
Fork: Steelman
Cranks: Shimano
Stem: Salsa
Bars: Salsa Bell Laps
Saddle: WTB
Pedals: Shimano

Jeromy said:
"I'll be stoked to see my bike there once posted. I'll be adding in the near future a threadless king headset along with a fork and stem, probably pauls brakes, we'll see. Right now, the bike is great and really doesn't need upgrading, just on the decents with the old style headset the fork chatter could be eliminated with a king threadless headset for sure. But it's pretty cool vintage 1" quill, don't you think?"

I've always had a thing for those Salsa stems. Cool looking ride.

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