Monday, August 31, 2009

Chris King Bikes?

Everybody in the cycling industry has heard about Chris King. We have all owned at least a headset, maybe a couple of hubs and now bottom brackets. The question for the real fanatic is do you own a Chris King bike? You might say to yourself "Chris King doesn't make bikes." , but you might have to ask "or does he?" While I was reading about some new Chris King goodies coming out this fall like inset headsets and BB's for Truvativ/SRAM cranks I came across a little side note about a Chris King side project. Cielo Bikes I thought it was a bike builder pairing up with Chris, turns out there's more to it. Chris is designing and building bikes himself. The chainstay reads "Built by Me, Chris King" Those words could put you in another league when you walked into your local shop and the guy behind the counter thinks he knows everything about Chris King. What I really liked was the bike he builds is traditional steal with a lugged 1" headtube mated to a 1 1/8" fork. No that is not a mis-spell. You'll have to see for yourself how he makes that work. Cielo Bikes built by Chris King

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