I joined the queue for a Geekhouse Mudville last December and the build is scheduled to happen for the cross season. I'm looking forward to sharing details and getting feedback and ideas on the spec and finish here.
Marty asked that I supply my measurements as per http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ , and recommended that I visit a shop to get them taken. Can anyone recommend where to get this done?
Maybe say where you're based.
Personally I'd give Scherrit 'The Bike Whisperer' a visit, to work out what dimensions would be best for you.
Fair point. Based in Highbury. I was thinking of Scherrit but he's a bit out of my way.
I don't know how much a geekhouse is, but it's worthless unless the geo is right.
I had a bike fit at Mosquito on Essex Road before I had my Burls frame made a few months ago, Roger was the guy I saw, he was very good.
Your first CX bike?
Have heard good things about Cyclefit. Have a look at them.
Jimmy at Cyclefit is an experienced, and very good, cyclocross rider. That said, Mosquito are long standing sponsors of the London League so probably know a thing or two about setting up a cross bike.
Andyp suggestions sound good then. Do that.
^^^ yes. It's going to be a 'rando-cross' style frame that I can use for some cx races, but also touring, mixed on / off road adventures, etc.
Been going back and forth with Marty over spec. Decided to go for a black frame with green fork and matching decals. The green is illusion crabapple, as per here:
Hope to receive the Cad drawing imminently.
Yikes! That is badass!
CAD drawing arrived. I'm happy with the geo.
Those colours would make a sick fade, not tempted to have headtube green too?
I'm happy with the frame all black, as I'm going to get a carbon fork in addition to the steel fork from Geekhouse, and it will probably be painted another colour (orange is the current thinking).
Fair, will the frame have disc mounts for "future proofing"?
This what the trp brakes are for?
^^ no - partly for cross compatibly of wheelsets between cross and road - partly because I have an irrational dislike of discs.
I can confirm its not irrational
irrational for anything but a performance road bike.
slap some IS mounts on it, you won't regret it.
Buying some bling to drape off it.
Fork fresh out of the oven
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