Nor’Easter in the Hills…

The ever friendly friend of Crust, Joe Redbeard, sent over this nice little round up of his recently built Canti Nor’Easter. The thing looks so sick! Thanks for sharing with us Joe! Check it out:

{{{ Greetings from “The Land Of The Sky”…apparently the newest motto of Asheville North Carolina.  Shown here in moody, barely edited, mediocre photos is my latest build of a Canti Nor’Easter! Over the last few years I have bought and built up a few of the offerings from Crust, and besides the Florida Man I also still have (which is in a category all its own) the NorEaster is by far my favorite platform so far. Big tire clearances, old tech capabilities, and just stunning ride quality on road and trail. Built up with a healthy mix of new and bin parts, I have ground this thing up and down the hills and switchbacks of my new home as well as completed the pain cave brainchild of Richmonds Emily Monroe, the MountainCat 100. In both cases, although outdated and underbiked to most eyes, I dont think I could have more fun on any other pedaled machine. Please enjoy and hold back critiques of the photos as I am still young in my camera operating years, and thanks for the platform and inspiration Garrett and folx! }}}

Build Breakdown:

Large Canti Nor’Easter
Nitto Pearl stem spread to fit Crust Nullar Bars
Crust 24 Palms Headset 
Grepp handlebar tape 
Dia Compe long pull road levers
Rivendell Silver bar end shifters
30 year old Shimano Altus triple crank. 
Blue Lug Shark Pedal.
White Ind TI square taper BB
Shimano XTR m9000 rear derailleur
Shimano XTR M980 Front derailluer 
Shimano 9sp cassette and chain. 
Velocity Cliffhanger wheel set. SP Dynamo up front.
WTB Riddler 2.4 Tyres. 
Busch and Muller IQ-XS on chopped chainring/Nitto bits adapter.
Shimano Deore V Brakes.  Best rim braking ever.  
Nitto S83 Seatpost
Brooks B17 TI 
Rons Bikes bandana saddle tool roll up special. 
Gremlin Bell, trailside find
Nitto M-18 rack
Wald 137 basket with Outer Shell Basket Bag

Photos taken with Fuji X-T30 with TTArtisan lens.