Rigs of Atlanta Tracklocross
The Southeast Tracklocross series is upon us with racers from Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia all rallying at the chance to make the finals here in Atlanta. The ATL crew came correct on there rigs, so we though we'd showcase some of our favorites. Be sure to check out the finals October, 13th 2018 at The Ellenwood CX ranch in Ellenwood, Ga.
All Photo's by Andy Lovell
Chris Bartlett's vanilla chromo Felt Fixe Frame that's been built up in as many ways possible since 2010, stock fork w/ riser bars, track drops, road drops, pursuits; first dirt/gravel build. Swapped All-City Nature Boy fork in 2013 with 3sp sturmey archer fixed gear hub, had to braze on rear canti bosses and cable stop; current build is medium length mountain risers, front mtb v-brakes, 42:19, 172.5 cranks, 30mm Kenda kwicks (don't sleep on cheap kenda rubber). This my go-to bike period because of its versatility and how fun it is to ride no matter the terrain. The steering is twitchy with street track frame geo and 45mm cross fork, skinny tires and short gearing make it easy to stay spun off pavement. Also fixie tricks are a kinda fun
Jonathan Agee's 50cm Kilo TT purchased in 2012 or 2013. It's seen commuting, group rides, and an MS150 before being put out to pasture in favor of Japanese steel. Brought it out of retirement with a smattering of parts, 45x19 gearing, and 28c tires for tracklocross. The oldest parts (seat and the BB) are from 2008. Out of the 4 track frames I have, it has the largest clearance and I wouldn't be bummed if I bent it.
Eric Nicoletti's Bianchi pista, c. 2000, flat black. I put the cheapest CX fork I could find on it, chrome. Stole a cheap wheel off my sisters bike the morning of the race. I should ride this thing more. Nico took 2nd overall and 2nd Men's.
Jason Started with a stock All-City Nature Boy Reynolds 853 complete bike. Swapped cranks for late 90’s Dura-Ace track 165mm and 46 tooth chainring. Threw on an old Specialized Roman saddle. Got some Chromag OSX bars. We The People grips are my favorite touch. Had Loose Nuts Cycles build a Phil Wood disc fixed up up to a DT Swiss R460 db rim. Avid front disc brake. Shimano SPD XT pedals. 19 tooth All-City cog on back.
Gike's 2001 Bianchi CUSS, the third of 11 SS’s they produced, with the guidance of Sky Yeager. (3 steel, 8 Aluminum. Mine is aluminum). Came stock with a Cars-R-Coffins sticker, Paul Hubs, RaceFace cranks (which I snapped a drive side crank arm on a nasty climb up the backside of Mt Telemark during a Chequamegon Fat Tire event). I built a fixed wheel for this badd girl in 2004 and its been this way most of the time since. One of our favorite rigs of the race!
Opie didn't even get to wipe the TNGA dust off before hitting the Traclo-course with his All-City Log Lady with Paul hubs laced to 700 wheels. Tires were 700x33 in the back and 700x42 in the front. Running 36x?? for gear ratio. Risers for my handlebar set up. Opie took the top overall in the qualifier.
Spindlero Sharif's long distance dirt destroyer is a custom built track frame from a
former Atlanta bike builder, Seth Snyder. Built 3 years ago with heavy gauge Columbus tubing with plenty of clearance for 35+ knobby cross tires and a high bottom bracket for jumping shit. I’m rolling on Phil Wood hubs, laced to H plus Sons SL42s with Challenger Dunes 33s to the
ground. For longer gravel, I run 47 x 15 for Tracklocross I’m running 46 x 19.