From Mood Board To Muddy Bike – the birth of a dream bike

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You may have seen ‘Andy’s Hardtail’ by Mercredi in Wil’s round up of mountain bikes from Bespoked this year. You may also have dribbled a little bit when you saw it. And that’s OK, because, as Andy explains below, he wanted it to be a bike that would be like the bikes of the early ’90s that he could never afford – something lusted after but not had. And now, thanks to Adeline of Mercredi Andy has an entirely unique version of that thing he was lusting after, and we’re left lusting after what he now has. But what was the inspiration, and how did Adeline turn that into reality? Over to them… Andy’s Dream This is my first ever custom bike. I wanted something that could do trails, winter riding, gravelly type rides and do everything really. I have a full suss and sold a CX / gravel bike but still have a disc braked road bike that will take 35s. I’d built a SS hack bike this winter and loved it and wanted some...

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