Adam Eldridge has been maintaining an incessant output for the last few months, and each new bike he creates pushes the boundaries of his portfolio. The last of his machines we featured on Cycle EXIF was a raw, fillet brazed 29er mountain bike, and his latest exists in complete contrast to it: a modern, aerodynamic single speed cyclocross frame that’s about to be tested under race conditions.
Gleaning inspiration from his highly successful High Street Pursuit project and the Triple Triangle of the legendary GT GTB frame, the Stanridge Speed CX prototype could well be Adam’s finest work yet. It features the colonial American styling that was established by his early porteur frames and his Vincent Motorcycles-tribute, the Grey Flash, and has become an integral part of his brand. In contrast, the modern silhouette of Columbus aero tubes and S-bend stays are a complete juxtaposition.
The bike is nicknamed ‘The Adder’, which is British for viper, and by the looks of things, it will be a quick and deadly opponent when it competes on the cyclocross circuit this Fall. The racing will also serve as a testing ground for a geared version that’s scheduled to appear next year.
The colorway that was used with great effect on the Grey Flash has returned, with an updated twist. The panel has been reinterpreted and defined by gold pinstriping. The Stanridge Speed ghost rider logo sits with pride of place on the head tube.
I’m looking forward to reading the race reports. Like the Stanridge Speed Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest news from the workshop. You can see more details in the flickr set, and you can make contact with Adam through his website.