Saturday, October 17, 2009

Handmade Cyclocross Bike: Jeremy's Skagen

Here's a bike submission for your Handmade CX gallery.

It's handmade by my good friend and co-worker, Larry Skagen up in the land of the frozen tundra, Fargo, North Dakota. He's been building bicycle frames for a number of years, mostly as a hobby. This is only his second lugged frame - fillet brazing is his specialty. We have a Quint that he built over one of the winters here hanging in our shop at the Great Northern Bicycle Company.

The tubing is 953 Reynolds with stainless lugs from Llewellyn. The rear stays were left polished, as were the lugs, but I wanted the frame and fork to look uniform, so I painted the main triangle. She ain't the lightest, but boy, ain't she pretty.

Alpha Q forkChris King headset
Campy Centaur shiftersDeda Newton shallow barsBrooks tape
Thomson X2 stemDt Swiss 240 hubs laced to Mavic Reflex tubular rimsPaul Neo Retro brakes front, Touring cantis rear (high polish finish)Campy Centaur Crank/BB, BBG bashguard, 40t Surly SS ringXTR pedalsThomson Masterpiece seatpostSpecialized Phenom SL saddleCampy Centaur R/DCampy Centaur 13-29 cassetteChallenge Grifo XS 34mm tubulars (also a set of Fangos glued to identical wheels)
19.5 lbs.