Friday, January 09, 2009

Lightweight Cyclocross Bike: Bill's October

Well here's a contribution for both the lightweight and hand made galleries. This wonderful custom Ti frame was created by my good friend Andrew at October Hand Made in Lynn, MA (

It weighs less than 18 pounds but I can't remember exactly how much. This bike really rocks! It has just the right balance of stiffness and flexibility to make even the toughest courses comfortable. It's very agile yet stable in tricky situations. I was fortunate enough that Andrew let me have a lot input on the bike. He humored me through the process.

Frame - 3-2.5 Titanium frame with integrated seatmast
Fork - Alpha Q CX
Headset - Chris King Devolution
Bars - FSA Wing Pro compact
Stem - FSA OS-115
Saddle - SLR
Cranks set - Dura-Ace 42T with ring guard and 3rd eye watcher
Bottom Bracket - Dura-Ace
Shifters - Campagnolo Centaur 10 spd
Chain - Campagnolo Chorus
Cassette - Campagnolo Chorus 13-26
Rear Derailleur - Campagnolo Centaur
Wheels - ROL D'Huez
Tires - Depending on conditions
Brakes - Paul
Pedals - Shimano SPD



Unknown said...

very nice bike - classy look

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