Friday, October 31, 2008

Bontrager CX Cyclocross for sale

For sale: my black Bontrager CX Cyclocross frame and fork. This is a medium with the later Steelman straight blade fork. Very good condition.

Specs: MED

Stand over height 31.0"
Head tube angle 71.5
Seat tube angle 74
Top tube length 57.2
Seat tube length 49.5
Head tube length 107mm
Fork rake 32mm
Chainstay length 418mm
Bottom bracket height 11.2"
Wheelbase 40.3"

The rough looking area along the chain stay is actually a tube wrapped around the stay to protect against chain slap. Now for the (not so) hard sell... these are fairly uncommon and pretty well thought of (and thought out) cross frames. Top tube cable routing, single bottle braze ons, no extraneous fender or rack braze ons. Okay - maybe not as practical (or heavy) as a Surly but this is a race bike. They're not being made anymore so you probably wouldn't be lining up next to a clone at your next race, if that kind of thing matters to you. Very nice riding frame off road as you'd expect but surprisingly nimble on road as well. I would be reluctant to sell except 1) it's a little too big for me and 2) I have another one that's a little older that I'm keeping. You can find a picture of that one in an older post.

Link to Keith Bontrager interview on BKW. KB knows a thing or two about bikes and 'cross. Kirk Pacenti hangs at the Serotta forum occasionally and may have some thoughts if you ask.

I have other parts available (Salsa stem, seatpost, brakes, tires, etc). Will consider trade for a similar quality frame in a 54cm such as Ibis, IndyFab, or other small builder.

If interested, email me at: If you reply to the gmail account, I might not see it for 4 or 5 months.

Here's another pic - mid stem and shifter change and without the ugly splash bar tape:

Friday, October 17, 2008


The red/yellow Fuso is sold... Thanks Jose and thanks to everyone else that inquired.

Vanilla cyclocross - I think this might be the one that Molly Cameron is selling (check his website or the Serotta forum for details.)

I took this pic while in Portland for NAHBS.

- taz