Thursday, December 27, 2012
New bike project planning.
I'm taking a slow day to put mouse to BikeCAD to draw up a Rice County special Monster Cross bike. This one will turn into a project early this year that I've been wanting to start for a very long time. It'll be a bike for myself that shares things I like from many bikes in my collection. Color me excited!
The general concept of this bike is to fit 700c x 45-50mm wide/tall tires, slack headtube angle and way low BB for stability, paired with a short wheelbase to keep handing reasonable nimble. Wrap this all up in a classically build, aesthetically old school package with stunning modern parts. There are a few bikes that get close to my proposed set up, including Singular's Peregrine and Black Mountain Cycle's Cross Bike.
The idea was kicked into motion by these bikes from Bruce Gordon. Mine will be similar in concept, but different in geometry and in one other very big way. These bikes are to die for good looking, and incredibly functional in set up.
Check out these bikes on Bruce's blog.
I can't wait to start this project. Timeline for completion will be somewhere in early spring. I'll have updates along the way as I have them.