Cross Bike

Back in January I rode down to Tim’s shop in Alsager and talked about a new Independent Fabrication. Although I’ve ridden in events that would be ‘cross races in most peoples books, I’ve never had a CX bike before so there was quite a lot of research to do. Rear axle spacing, cable routing, brake types, etc.

Planet X

The only thing I had decided on with no doubt was the paint work. I wanted something to emulate the old Fat Chance Aquamarine Fade. It’s one of those classic paint jobs that you tend to remember when you’ve seen it in the flesh. I remember seeing a Yo Eddy in those colours in the mid 1990s. The Planet X that I picked up today is the modern take on that paintwork. Brief shakedown ride tonight. Long ride tomorrow morning. More photos on Flickr.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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