Cross/Classics Frame Set
June 17th 2013
Inspired by the functional ‘specials’ that get invented for the unique conditions of Paris Roubaix, this frame features a mix of cross and road geometry, with clearances for 35mm cross tyres. It comes into it’s own on the poorly maintained, rough potholed surfaces which punctuate our roads. The unique ride of steel combined with large volume tyres make for a fast, durable and comfortable bike.
Built with an integrated seatpost with a simple seatpost topper which gives +/- 30mm saddle height adjustment. the seat tube / top tube joint is sleeved for extra reinforcement over the rough terrain, and built to stand up to cyclocross use.
This bike also featured in issue 10 of Cyclist magazine.
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The fillet brazed stem is painted to match the frameset, the machined steerer collar flairs on the bottom edge so the stem fits up nicely to the headset, a small example of the attention to detail that goes in to all of our bikes. On the front of the stem is the luxurious detail of a highly polished stainless steel ‘field’ braze-on.
— Fillet brazed construction
— Reynolds 853 down tube and top tube
— 4130 Chromoly seat tube, seat post top and stem
— Columbus Life S bend chain stays
— Custom Zona seat stays, custom shaped with a fabricated ‘x’ seat stay bridge
— C.N.C machined 44 mm i.d head tube made by us from Reynolds 631
Finished with a vibrant and extensive paint job designed by Tom our go-to graphics guy and painstakingly applied for another immaculate finish by Cromaworks.
The seat stays have been custom shaped and tied together with a fabricated ‘X’ bridge, made up from 4130 chromoly tubing