CA 2.0, Tire clearances and wheels sizes.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

There have been some questions about the new CA 2.0 wheel, tire clearance and brake reach. I’ll try and clear those up here. The 650c  (that is 571 mm ) rear end CA 2.0 has 11mm clearance between a 23 mm x 571mm tire and the frame,     Short reach brakes like the Zero-G will reach the 650c (571mm) [...]

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CA 2.0

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

We’ve decided on the paint scheme and color for the CA 2.0 frames.     We are going to use the TEAM theme though out the CA 2.0, in other words everyone can have a team bike, well at least in frame and paint scheme. When? We will announce when the final round of testing is completed. Keep spinning John [...]

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New 650c tire on the market.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

    Schwalbe as discontinued the Stelvio in the 650c size and replaced it with the new Ultremo , sweet tire at 170 grams,  http://www.schwalbetires.com     At the Bacchetta/Catrike Rally I received a set of Ultremo’s to test. I have intentions of using these at Sebring 24 hour race Feb. 14th, http://www.bikesebring.org/races.html, and though it would be a good [...]

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Correcting Rider Set Up or Requiem for MC’s Melancholy

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

What’s with the title you say ?  Well nothing gets Mark Colliton, here at Bacchetta, under his desk and in the fetal position quicker than someone incorrectly set up on one of our bikes.  What I’m here to do is point you to a page on our website that rarely gets mentioned, even though I would argue, that it’s one of [...]

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Ride Story

Posted on Jan 9, 2009

John Cunningham of Recumbent Brothers Bicycle Shop passed along a story from friends of his out west, enjoy. js   “The spirit of the Mad Medico of Mandeville is alive and well as  personified by the club wielding maniac who attacked a group of four  riders yesterday morning on Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills. The group, consisting of three former [...]

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