Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Custom Cross Bike #15: Thom's DeSalvo

The first titanium cyclocross bike to hit the +1lap Custom cyclocross gallery is Thom's DeSalvo.

Build List:
DeSalvo Frame
Reynolds CX fork
FSA Cranks
Mavic CXP 30 wheels
FSA Seatpost
time pedals
Paul Neo retro brakes

If you have a custom made cyclocross bike, email it to me at plusonelap@gmail.com

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Monday, October 16, 2006


Custom Cross #14: Mike's Vanilla

Finally some Vanilla made here in PDX for the +1lap Gallery.

-Vanilla custom steel frame and fork (Dedaccai zero uno tubing with True
Temper fork blades)
-Wheels are Open Pro/King with Michelin Muds
-Ultegra rear, D/A front
-Ultegra BB and 12-27 cassette
-Ritchey WCS cranks
-Ultegra shifters
-Thomson Elite post
-Terry saddle
-Ritchey Pro stem
-Salsa Bell Lap bars

Love your website. I'll get you some photos in the next week. Happy

Thanks Mike for the words, if anyone else has a handmade cyclocross rig send it to me at plusonelap@gmail.com
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Friday, October 13, 2006


Custom Cross #13: Jacob's Indy Fab

This is Jacob's 2006 red and black Independent Fabrications cyclocross bike. The red and black colors look really cool and the bike looks set up really nicely as well.

2006 Independent Fabrication Steel Planet Cross
Alpha Q CX Fork
Cane Creek S2 Headset
Shimano Ultegra Crankset
Shimano Ultegra Bottom Bracket
Shimano Ultegra Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra Cassette 12-27
Shimano Ultegra Chain
Shimano Ultegra STI Shifters
Paul Neo-Retro Brakes
DT Swiss 240s Hubs
Velocity Escape Rims
Tufo Elite Cross Tires
Full Speed Ahead OS-140 Stem
Full Speed Ahead Wing Pro Bar
Thomson Elite Seatpost
Bontrager Race Lite Saddle

Thanks Jacob, if any reader's have a custom made cyclocross bicycle, email it to me at plusonelap@gmail.com, because everyone likes bike pRon.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Custom Cross #12: Paul's Vicious Cycle

Paul is the guy with the reader question about single rings and dropped chains, which I posted last week. He also sent me a pic of his Vicious Cycles cyclocross bike.
Build list:
Vicious Cycles Slider w/ rasta flame paint
Indy Fab fork
King headset rasta also
Salsa cockpit, and seatpost
Xtr rear del.
Xt brakes
Mavic ksyrium equip. wheelset
Shimano cranks
Shimano 105 sti shifters; nine speeds in the back

"i'm not sure of the weight, i've never really checked
or cared, but here you go anyway.

thanks again, Paul"

Thank you Paul, looks like a sweet ride, let us know how you stop your chain from dropping.

If you have a custom/handmade cyclocross bike or a sub18 lb cross bike email it to me at plusonelap@gmail.com
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Custom Cross #11: Tony's Pereira

Local framebuilder Tony Pereira sent a photo of his custom Pereira cyclocross bike. Tony not only builds 'em, but catch him racing this singlespeed rig in the local Portland races too.

Build list:

Frame: Pereira cycles
Fork: Pereira cycles
stem: Pereira cycles
bars: Salsa Bell laps
Brake levers: Record Carbon
post: Thomson with setback
saddle: flite
Cranks: Campagnolo

Pereira cycles can be found at http://www.pereiracycles.com/

If you have a custom/handmade cyclocross bike or a sub 18 lb cyclocross email it to me at plusonelap@gmail.com

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Thursday, October 05, 2006


Dual Gallery Bike #10 and #24: Josh's RockLobster

Josh previously had a Rocklobster that was in both galleries as well, #1 in the Handmade Gallery and #4 in the Lightweight Cross Gallery. A new season and a new bike! This one is equally as sweet in Sea Foam green.

Frame: Alu RockLobster
Fork: Easton
Bars: Easton
Stem: Easton
Drivetrain: Shimano Dura Ace
Pedals: Eggbeaters
Saddle: Arione
Brakes: Paul's Neo Retro front and Touring rear (in gold)
Wheels: Ksyrium tubulars
Tires: Dugasts

Read about Josh's march across the USA as he travels from cyclocross race to race on his blog at Quick n Dirty

If your ride is handmade or under 18 pounds email me photos and the build list to plusonelap@gmail.com

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