Parlee CX ready for Dirty Deeds


Tomorrow the Melbourne CX Series gets under way at Darebin Parklands and Simon Carey will find out what it is all about on the NAHBS Parlee ‘Cross frame.

Rival Moots rider Paul (can he be trusted?) has assembled it in an interim build featuring Paul Component brakes and associated pieces, Record 10 speed with FSA Cross rings, Neutron Ultra wheels with Conti tyres, Deda tape and XT pedals.

In a late surprise today we were given the opportunity to try a Hawk BB assembly (it’s green who could refuse?). First impression was good as it spins just like a Campag Super Record Ceramic BB post assembly. Dirty Deeds will test it for sure.

Our Round 2 plan is to upgrade both bikes to some modified PAUL “Royal Flush” suit of Cards single ring cranks and some carbon tubular rims featuring the amazing Dugast Cross tyres we have used previously.

After tearing up his mother’s garden and the horses’ paddocks by way of a test ride, we received an SMS  from Simon with “WOW! this is amazing”.  Tomorrow will tell. We are sure the temporary Frameskin will be tested.

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