All-City Macho Man Cyclocross Bike
All-City has a number of steel frameset offerings, beginning with their original Big Block track frame up through a couple of generations of fixed freestyle frames, two geared road frames and the single speed cyclocross Nature Boy. I know I’m not the only one who has wished for a geared Nature Boy, and soon enough it will be available to the masses in the form of the pictured Macho Man. Oh yeah, rules were made to be broken. The bike features geometry and looks similar to its single speed Buddy Rogers rival, with a flat crown lugged fork and fender mounts front and rear to match. Cantilever brake mounts only, with a “standard” English threaded bottom bracket. Production frames will have flat, zip-tie style housing braze-ons on the seatstay to secure the rear housing from the top-tube stop down to the derailleur rather than the pass through style shown in the photos. The newly designed dropouts are a nice touch on this production frame, featuring a lugged chainstay and welded on seatstay similar in construction to the Space Horse dropout but for a multigeared setup only, no horizontal ends for the Macho Man. Style matters to some, and I’ve personally always liked the All-City frame aesthetic with bikes that in my opinion look as good as they ride. Available as a frameset or complete as shown, with an over the top Columbus Zona tubed version with internal top tube routing on the way.