Originally, Brandon sent us a single shot of his custom-built Dan Titchmarsh 29+ bike over at our sister site, fat-bike.com. With the growing availability of 29+, 27+ and 26+ bikes we’ve started this here site, plusbikes.com, to keep up with all the news that is a commin’ and this flashback to Brandon’s 29+ Titchmarsh is just the kind of bike we’re looking to feature. Enjoy!
First off, this bike is a handmade 29+ made by Dan Titchmarsh. It won best off-road at the UKHBS – Bespoked!
Brandon was on a 2013 trip to London where he went into Kinoko Cycles and saw a Surly Krampus for the first time and knew straight away that, that type of bike would suit me back in Stockholm.
Having seen Dan Titchmarsh’s work on the Internet, in particular his Scorpion Cargobike that won a prize at Bespoked UK, Brandon suggested a project, a 29+ that would allow him to ride the same bike year round – to work, in the forest, everywhere, and it had to be built to handle four seasons.
The 29+ frame is hand-built from Reynolds 853 & 531 steel by Dan and it won best off-road at the UKHBS – Bespoked!
The internal cable routing on this bike is really cool. The front brake hose travels from the stem and down inside the steerer tube and then down the fork before emerging beside the caliper housing. The rear brake & rohloff cables pop out of the rear stay keeping the bike very clean aesthetically.
- The rear dropouts from Paragon Machine Works allow a Gates belt to be fitted
- The brakes are British made Hope X2 & X4
- Thomson stem & seatpost
- Middleburn R8 cranks
- Surly Knard tyres on Rabbit Hole rims
- Hope bar
- Selle San Marco saddle
- Crank Brothers Candy 2 pedals
The photo below is from Hope showing the Hope parts on the bike at the UK Handmade Show.
If you have a 29+, 27+, B+, 6fattie or 26+ ride that you are really proud of, shoot me a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll tell the community about it!