Hey Jim

Here's another incarnation of the new True North custom. I got in March and rode it fixed for 500 km or so...

Now it's gear time, roads are dry and the Parkway is smoooth.

The shifting duties are handles by Campy Chorus, with an FSA crank, (compact double 'cause i like to spinnnnn). Wheels are Ksyrium ES's wrapped by Grand Bois Cypres 700x30c's, saddle is Selle San Marco, Richard Sachs edition perched on a *gasp* carbon Pave seatpost from Specialized.

Stem length and rise is being honed, and when I have the right reach and rise, then Hugh will braze me a stem to match the lugs.

Brakes are a bit of a bodge at the moment, as I designed it around standard reach and _thought_ I had a pair of the DiaCompe a5000, but it turns out they are two fronts, so for now the front has the proper lookig single pivot, while the rear has a cheapo Gnashbar dual pivot....

Anywho there she be and she gonna get her inaugural shake down tomorrow on a 120 km loop with some nasty steep gravel climbs! My fav!

rodd who just rid
off road with his seven yr old daughter on the back of the xtracycle! whee!




True North Custom - side view
True North Custom - drivetrain
True North Custom - drivetrain again

True North Custom - head on view


True North Custom - fork  detail




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