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Curtis Bikes’ unconventional 24 in action

24 02 2016

Last month, we had the good fortune of checking out the unconventional custom cruiser that Curtis Bikes had built for one of their clients.

As you’ll recall, it featured a 22″ top tube, 14.9-15.3″ chain stays and 10 x 135 mm* dropouts set up to run  a Hope hub and Tech 3 disc brake.

*Spacing typically seen on MTBs

It was definitely a tricked out frame.

The blue finish was pretty slick too.

I was looking forward to seeing what it would look like all built up.

Well, as luck would have it…I popped over to the Curtis Bikes Facebook page and found a pic of the owner, Graham Stanley, putting it through its paces at the Manchester indoor track.

custom curtis cruiser in action Graham Stanley

Looking speedy!

 

 

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Curtis Bikes’ unconventional cruiser

14 01 2016

I shared an early photo of this Curtis cruiser frame last week on the Cruiser Revolution Facebook page.

Curtis Bikes had taken an unconventional approach to this custom cruiser frame so my interest was definitely piqued.

Now, Curtis Bikes has released new pictures…and wow, this is a really cool looking frame.

curtis cruiserIt features a 22″ top tube, 14.9-15.3″ chain stays and 10 x 135 mm* dropouts set up to run  a Hope hub and Tech 3 disc brake.

*Spacing typically seen on MTBs

curtis cruiser dropouts and hub

Check out this brake bridge.

curtis cruiser brake bridgeI’m feeling this blue finish too.

curtis cruiser rear viewHere’s the rest of the specs:

  • Headtube angle: 73 degrees
  • Seattube angle: 69 degrees
  • Top tube length: 21, 212.5, 21.75″ and custom (like the one above)
  • Chain stays: 14.9 – 15.3″
  • Bottom bracket height: 12″ 
  • Frame height: 8″

curtis cruiser side view 2 Disc brakes on cruiser frames are still a bit of a rarity…and people seem to be a bit divided on whether or not they are the way to go…but I’m kinda digging it here.

Nice job by Curtis Bikes!

(Photos: Curtis Bikes)