Friday, March 07, 2008

Say hello to Monster

Bill came to me looking for a machine that could tackle roads, dirt roads, cobbles, pot holes, and almost anything else that crossed his path. He wanted to use 28 mm tires with short reach Record calipers. The fork length and seat stay bridge height were set to their maximum so the pads were at the near-bottom of the slots. Chainstay length was stretched a bit and the seat tube angle was shallowed out a bit. Neutral handling would help in the 9th hour of the Deerfield Dirt massacre. And the final request was a full compliment of Mr. Sachs' castings and forged frame ends. This was a very enjoyable frameset to build and I thank Bill for his order. Wait until you see the paintjob. You will certainly understand the inspiration for this bike. And it comes at just the right time of year...
















5 comments:

FeralCyclist said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful! I love the points on the dropout/chainstay junction, and the jet cable routing! Did you make this in your new space, or have you not moved yet? If you have moved, how's the midwest treating you?

Bailey said...

Wow! That's going to be a sweet ride. Can't wait to see the paint job.

pvb said...

Nice - love the fact that you can get CX tires on there - just tell me that those are not tubular-clinchers (aka DEATH INCARNATE)!

Bicycle Tutor said...

I love simplistic designs like this, and the subtle craftsmanship you've put into the detail. Nice lugs and excellent photos!

Yash Katsumi said...

Very Cool. I have always wanted a tricked out bike for gravel/light off road riding.

Beautiful!