I've always had a weakness for steel frames. My first XC racing bike frame was made of this wonderful material in the Ritchey’s forge.
Few years later I ruled the streets on a small but heavy [13" - 3.2kg] steel frame Planet X PitBull.
However, when my back started to hurt I sought solace in full suspension.
Now again, I decided to return to the roots and build a bike that will be pleasing to the eye and a torture for my spine.
Although the bike will serve primarily for commuting to work, I will sometimes make trips in the field,
where the terrain is too easy for Knolly and too hard for Marin.
For the photo shoot I took the bike on the historical bridge in my home town: Tczew, Poland. The bridge was constructed between 1851 and 1857. At the time, with its 837 meters length, it was one of the longest bridges in the world. According to some sources this was the location of the start of World War II when German bombers attacked Polish sapper installations to prevent the bridge from been blown up at 04:34. Eventually the bridges [road and railway] were destroyed by Polish sappers in order to prevent the German Army from accessing the city from the other side of the Vistula River.
Frame:- Cotic BFe [size M - 17.5"]
Fork:- BOS Deville 160mm
Head Set:- Cane Creek S8
Stem:- NS Bikes Quark 40mm
Bar:- NS Bikes X-up 25.4mm
Bar Ends:- ODI
Grips:- ODI Rogue
Brakes:- Shimano XTR BR-M985
Rotors:- Avid HS1 180mm / 160mm + MOWA Bolts
Shifters:- Shimano XT SL-M770 Rapidfire
Seat Post:- BBB Skyscraper 31.6mm / 400mm
Seat Post QR:- KCNC 34.9
Saddle:- Pro Thomas Vanderham FR
Crankset:- FSA Gravity + Chromag 36T
Bottom Bracket:- Race Face Evolve FR
Chainguide:- Mozartt WoG mini
Rear Derailleur:- Shimano Deore XT RD-M772 GS Shadow
Cassette:- SRAM PG-990 11-34
Chain:- KMC X9 SL Ti Gold
Pedals:- Shimano DX PD-M647
Wheels:- Mavic DeeTraks
Front Tire:- Schwalbe Table Top 2.25
Rear Tire:- Schwalbe Table Top 2.25
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