New Project: Travel / Gravel / Commuter /DoItAll

The Idea has been in my mind for a while now: A gravel racer with high tire clearance. Plus: lowrider mounts, fender mounts and rack mounts.

The name of the model will be: Croix de Coeur – based on the name of a cabine in the alps close to my Swiss home.

To use the potential of steel as a frame material, I will try to combine lateral stiffness (quite a lot to make riding with luggage not feel sloppy) with some vertical flexibility. The result of thiese ideas are oval main tubes:

Top tube – Reynolds 853 ProTeam oval 28×34

Downtube – Reynolds 853 ProTeam oval 28×34

Seat Tube – Columbus Max. 28.6 on top, 28×34 at the bottom bracket

 

 

 

 

 

Early idea of the paint scheme:

 

Latest design update:

New Project: Travel / Gravel / Commuter /DoItAll