As many as you know, I love to support Standard Byke Company. Growing up, I always had a Standard, sometimes two or three, and I was always wearing some combination of Standard hat/shirt/belt/socks. SBC is located in my hometown, Davenport, Ia, and in the past ten years have moved their production completely to Davenport, formally the frames were made by Waterford in Wisconsin. Some may or may not know, but in that time they also moved heavily into full custom bike frames. With their heavy emphasis still on bmx and custom bmx frames, they have begun building all sorts of bike frames, because they like doing that too, and some of us that support Standard ride more than just one type of bike. Im now the proud owner of three custom frames, the first one being a 24" bmx that could stand up to park abuse, the next being my 29r the first for SBC, and now my Cyclocross frame. My brother, who was the one that got me started in SBC bmx, now has a full custom DJ frame and he is tearing it up out in Colorado.
For those of you who dont have a clue what Standard Byke Company is, or what they are about, here are a couple good videos for you to check out.
AFA Freestyle 1988 Rick Moliterno
Rodgers Garage, 1991
Rob Ridge and Rick Moliterno
So, here's a bike check on my new Standard Byke Cyclocross Bike handbuilt by Rick Moliterno and Steve Tramen in Davenport, Ia USA
Frame: Standard Byke Custom Ox Platinum tubing 58cm 3lb 14oz.
Fork: Origin 8 Full carbon Cross fork
Wheelset: Ksyrium Elite
Crankset: Sram s600 Carbon set up with 1 ring
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 10spd.
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 12-27
Brifters: Shimano 105
Handle Bars: Salsa Cowbells
Seatpost clamp: Thomson
Brakes: Tektro w720's with Kool-Stop MTB pads
Seat: Selle Italia SLR Ti
Tires: Challenge Grifo
Chain: KMC X10SL Ti
Cables/housing: Sram Slick/Jagwire
Headset: Chris King
Pedals: Shimano SPD