Saturday, December 15, 2007
Handmade Cyclocross Bike #23: Gary's Curtlo
Gary sent in his blue Curtlo, which is almost light enough to make it into both +1lap galleries.
Here is the skinny:
Steel frame – True Temper S3 tubing; 3.4# for the frame.
Alpha Q fork
Campagnolo Chorus derailleurs and shifters
Cane Creek SCX-5 Brakes
One Salsa Crosstop lever – Rear Brake
Bontrager Race X-Lite tubular wheels with Tufo T30 Pro tires
12-25 Cassette, 39/46 rings on Chorus cranks
Ritchey WCS stem, bar and seatpost
San Marco Era saddle
Total bike is 18.7# with the tubular wheels. Doug built it up with curved seat stays, and it handles and rides like a dream! For those that believe that a ‘Cross bike has to be ultra stiff, I have proof otherwise. The flex in the rear allows the bike to hook up better in rough terrain, and I have less fatigue. The bike still sprints well, too.
If you have a handmade cyclocross bike or one under 18 pounds email it to me at plusonelap at gmail dot com