December 15th, 2011 - By admin
Not here of course, but in Australia, where our bikes seem to be proliferating like cane toads.
This latest build belongs to Garth in Melbourne. It’s a road/cross/light touring/whatzit wombat dodger. (We make the same model here, but it’s called a Possum Dodger.) Set up with Campagnolo Record 11, DT wheels, Paul brakes…it’s regular tour ’round the world of parts. The customs declaration is about as thick as the Chatham County phone book (not all that impressive, actually).
We build a lot of these sort of bikes, not exactly a cyclocross bike, the geometry is different, but what I’ve called an ‘off-road road bike’, which I suppose either makes sense to you or it doesn’t. If it does, and you’ve been thinking about getting one together, remember that as of January 1, we’ve got a wee bit of a price hike taking effect. That means you’ve got about 2 weeks to empty your piggy (or kangaroo) bank and get a deposit in.
Happy holidays to all of you, and happy trails/roads to Garth!