It’s already June and you’re out shredding on the road bike, mountain bike, or beer cruiser. However, to get yourself into shape for ‘cross, you are eventually going to have to ride your damn ‘cross bike. Let me be more clear: you should not be dusting off the cobwebs at your first race.
From some previous posts, you may have gathered that I really enjoy cyclocross. I also enjoy working on cyclocross bikes.
Even though new tech is released every season to help get you to that finish line, old tricks can be used to keep your bike running well.
In this last custom ‘cross build, a local pro sold off his last season B-bike to its new owner. I was given a box of parts and a frameset. From there, I was told to work my magic. My “magic” included the request to make 3 separate wheelsets work flawlessly with the brakes and gearing. By no means was that an impossible feat, but it was definitely a tricky one to get all those stars to align.
There are custom bike builds, and then there are custom cyclocross bike builds by Indigenous Wheel Co. See you on the ‘cross course in September.