Charge Ti Plug Bike check
I’ve been meaning to post a little about my Charge Ti Plug for absolutely ages, but you know how it is; I just ended up riding it instead.
The Plug was one of the first affordable fixed gear bikes on the market, with Charge being at the forefront of the new trend for consumer friendly, off-the-peg, fixed gear city bikes, as opposed to fixed gear bikes designed for the track.
Charge don’t fuss about with carbon or aluminium, and alongside their iconic steel frames, one thing that they do amazingly well is produce high-end titanium frames, such as this one, and the Freezer Ti cyclocross machine.
This is my favourite bike for riding in London, and the one which I used for the Nocturne Fixed Gear Crit last year. It’s a custom machine, with some rather sweet parts. Quite frankly, I shit myself every time I lock it up in London, as it looks so damn nice!
So here’s what makes it so nice:
Frame: Charge ‘Ti Plug’
Fork: Renolds ‘Ouzo Pro Track’
Rims: Velocity ‘Deep V’
Hubs: Phil Wood
Saddle: Brooks ‘Cambium’
Stem: Cinelli ‘Vai’
Bars: Cinelli ‘Lola’
Headset: Chris King
Seatpost clamp: Hope
Cranks: Sugino 75
Pedals: Something or other – depend on what I’m riding – Time Atac, Look Keos, or generic flat pedals
Tyres: Freedom (WTB) ‘Thickslick’