Saturday, July 08, 2006

Cyclocross frames finally ready for paint!

With the season just around the corner I decided the only way to get both frames ready was to take a week off work and just build. A few days the temperature was well over 100 and it got quite hot in the garage. One frame is Dedacciai COM 12.5 standard size tubing and the other is built with Richie-issimo lugs and Dedacciai SAT 14.5 oversize tubing. The only real difference in geometry is the standard frame has a steeper seat angle to better accommodate a suspension post. The cabling is along the top tube and I used some of Darrell McCulloch's fancy cable bosses for the front shifter. I even had a go at a stainless crown and it is true that the polishing takes quite a long time. They go to Joe Bell now for some fancy paint jobs and now I have to get cracking to be ready for racing.