Big Head Todd’s SS Monster Crosser

BHT, aka Todd, is an other limerock / gravel aficionado who resides in the current hometown of Gravel Cyclist.  Today, a feature about the machine that BHT resurrected from the dead.  Can you say, single speed sweetness?

Excerpt from BHT himself…

This is a different kind of monster cross: No titanium, no carbon, no electronics, no maintenance, no problem. While it is a mix of old and new parts, at the heart of this build is the frame I rode exclusively from 1991-2007 (bonus fun fact – I got that bike from a friend in Michigan who went to high school with John Tomac). Inspired by the competition rigs of Dr. Pain and JOM, this is a training machine for the flatland dirt roads west of Gainesville. Singlespeed on limerock is a blast!

Thanks Bikes and More: Paul Schmidt for new brake & cable placement ideas, Jim Sanders and his torch who made these a reality, Michael McAleer (Gravel Cyclist’s graphic artist) who sourced components within my modest budget, and Dave Low (Dirty Dave) who put it all together. See Matt Holbrook at Gainesville Powdercoat if you have a frame to bring back from the grave.

Frameset: 1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
Bars: Ritchey Pro
Stem: Bontrager Select
Headset: Cane Creek
Levers: TRP rrl-sr
Brakes: Avid Shorty 4
Crankset: Shimano Alivio 175mm
Pedals: Shimano XT
Chain: KMC
Wheelset: Cane Creek Aeroheat SG
Tires: Kenda Small Block 8
Seatpost: Origin ProFit
Seat: Velo

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