It’s finally here, my very own English steel bike!

Got the message that my Genesis Croix de fer was ready for pickup around 1400, exactly 7 days after my order, but there was the weekend and the national day here in Sweden.
Anyway, I don’t think I need to write more, so here are the pictures!

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Package and opened package, exciting time!

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Some funny text and a pretty badge!

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The bike from the side, two angles and it looks amazing from both!

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The sticker of quality tubing, and the reflection of my Wife in the cap from my handlebar!

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The two last pictures for now, brick wall felt just so right and the picture of the “new” 2014 placement of the disc brake, inside the triangle, nice!

Things I noticed so far, the size is alot better then my old Poison, the steel sounds amazing compared to aluminium and carbon fiber, it’s super comfortable to sit on, not that I’we gone enough to get a feel for it for real, but still, damn happy with it!

Summer, tax and new bikes

Well, feels like it’s just one year since last time I got a new bike (it is)..
But since the Bianchi was to small, no matter what I tried, I sold it and Elli sold a sewing machine.

This all made me look for a frameset from Genesis Bikes, more precise the Croix de fer frameset, plan was to use my other SRAM Apex groupset and build a touring bike from it.

frame-croix-de-ferThis is the frame I was trying to find, but could not get my hands on!

Well that was easier said then done, I think I called about 15 to 20 English retailers about it, no luck, I got in touch with Genesis on the facebook page, and got excellent service and information about future models, but the fact was still, the 2014 was sold out, and the 2015 was on the way, the Croix de fer was getting a carbon fork, a higher price and to satisfy the touring people a new Tour de fer was coming, which I didn’t want (I want a cross that can tour, not a real tourer).

After some thought and encouragement from my wife, we “solved it” differently..
Wednesday I placed a order for the full bike, so instead of building I’ll buy and now I’m going to sell all my parts instead. hopefully it’ll be here on Monday or Tuesday, thanks to Häggs cykel for stocking it in the right size!


frame-croix-de-fer And here it is, a full sized picture of what I will be getting, I’ll get back with my own pictures later on!