Sunday, August 31, 2008

Lightweight and Custom: Joe's Desalvo

So here is my custom built Ti Single speed cyclocross bike. It started out as a raffle prize that Mike DeSalvo donated to the Southern Oregon Outlaw Cyclocross series in 2007. Upgraded the frame set to Ti (check out the sweet etching. not a single drop of paint or sticker on this machine!) and built it up as follows.

Frame: DeSalvo Ti Single speed with track dropouts (spaced to 135mm)
Fork: Alpha Q CX 20
Wheels: Chris King Single Speed laced to Mavic Open Pro 32hole
Tires: Kenda Small Block Eight (with spinskin tire liners)
Cranks: FSA SLK light with a 38t Chainring
Seat post: Thompson Masterpiece
Stem: Thompson X2 90mm
Handlebar: Salsa Bell lap
Grips: ESI silicone grips-(heavy but very effective in wet/muddy conditions)
Brake Levers: Cane Creek
Brakes: front-Paul Neo Retro rear-Paul Touring Canti
Saddle: Selle San Marco Aspide Ti
Pedals: Crank Bros 2Ti

Final Build weight with heavy grips, tire liners, & pedals etc......16.71lbs


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