May 6, 2012

Chris

Once again, a bike I wish was mine, but it won’t even vaguely fit (seat tube too short, toptube too long, the usual story). A singlespeed (or 1×9) for shredding up the east coast or the west, wherever Chris decides to move (he might be headed to my home state of NM!)

In any case, here’s the basics:
-70.5 HTA, 134mm head tube, set up for a tapered steerer 100mm travel fork. Toss a 120 (or a TALAS) on there and you’re at about 69.5.
-72 (effective) seat tube angle, curved for tire clearance, 50cm center-top. I tend to do a fairly subtle curve on these (so far) – just enough for the necessary tire clearance. Does it look cool enough? Hell, I don’t know. I wouldn’t know “cool” if someone hit me over the head with it…
-12.4″ bb height
-42cm (actual, 41.5 effective) chainstays with generous clearance for a 2.4″+ tire (yes, that means you could go shorter if you didn’t need to fit such huge rubber)
-Paragon sliders and S-bends
-Built from mostly True Temper Supertherm with some Deda chainstays and a 4130 seat tube thrown in. Beefcake!

And please note, the frame isn’t quite done, no need to comment on the lack of brake bridge, brazeons, bottle bosses, etc.