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Cannondale SliceRS, Narrow is Aero!!

Just finished building up a brand new SliceRS which is Cannondale's super narrow Time Trial bike.  Internal cable routing keeping the cable housing stationary with relation to the handlebar.  Integrated v-brakes hidden  behind the front fork and under the bottom bracket.  Hinged front end affording an extremely clean and narrow profile for the leading edge [...]

Updating Independent Fabrication Ti Deluxe with new SRAM XX1

I have been riding my trusty IF Ti Deluxe as a single speed now for more than two years.  It's sleek and beautiful frame fits me like and glove but the lack of gears limited my ability to enjoy some rides.  Specifically I could not see myself racing the Shenandoah Mountain 100 without gears.  With [...]

A Titanium Single Speed is Born

The foundation of any bicycle, the wheels represent not only the connection to the ground but the piece of the bike that takes the force from the pedals and turns it into the speed that squeezes tears from your eyes.  Picking the proper spokes to do the job matching the gauge to the [...]

Independent Fabrication Ti Deluxe 29er with a twist

Inspired by the Paragon Machineworks aluminum slider dropouts on my Ti Single Speed, Nelson decided to build a 29er Deluxe for himself with a unique twist.  Ordering the dropouts with a derailleur hanger, he had me build two sets of wheels.  One has a Chris King ISO traditional rear hub while the other has a [...]

Baker’s Dozen is Five Years Old!

After four years of almost perfect weather for each of the preceding versions of the Baker's Dozen, Mother Nature decided to test the mettle of both the race organizers and all of the hardy racer's that plan to spend a weekend matching themselves against the rock and dirt of Rockland Farm.  Fortunately for Mike and [...]

Moots Mooto X YBB Pimped!

The newest addition to Mike's Mooto X YBB 29er is perhaps the ultimate wheel set.  With every other component representing the best and lightest Mike decided is was time to do away with the Gold Chris King hubs (sniff) laced to Salsa Delgado rims. We did try to build those wheels light with ultra-light DT [...]

Snotcycle Pre-Ride January 22nd 2011 9AM – 2PM

Following the directions available on BikeReg, come onto Rockland Farm via Farm Lane and park in the pasture. I will have a table set up with the waivers and hopefully a nice big warm fire in the fire pit. Come by to sign a waiver and get pointed in the correct direction to ride the [...]

Snotcycle and Baker’s Dozen

Last Saturday was the first of two pre-rides for the upcoming Snotcycle winter race. Rockland Farm was open from 9AM till 2PM although. Conditions were excellent early in the morning but the combination of warming air temps and some sunlight softened up the trail which is holding a lot of moisture. Because of that we [...]

Thanksgiving Eve Nightride on the Farm!

This year the annual Thanksgiving Eve night ride will be held Tuesday November 23rd here at the Plum Grove Cyclery Shop on Rockland Farm. Riders attending will gather at the shop at 6:30 PM and we will ride out at 7 PM. Plan is to hopefully ride two laps or so and then re-group at [...]

Ti Deluxe 29er Independent Fabrication Ultimate Single Speed

Built up originally with Paragon Machine Works slider dropouts to accommodate a Rohloff Speedhub with 14 internal speeds giving you a gear range close to that of a traditional geared bike. Riding it like that for three years I enjoyed flawless shifting with virtually no maintenance. Lately though I have been lusting for a substantial [...]

By |November 10th, 2010|mountain bike races, rockland farm, tom stokes|0 Comments