Andre’s Co-Motion Lucifer Cross

A while back, I featured Andre, my new intern’s Stoemper Cross. Well, since then, he got in a wreck and folded the top tube in half. He was pretty bummed, as you might imagine, but luckily for him, a friend who used to work at Co-Motion had this magenta Lucifer frameset sitting in his garage since the 2005 Interbike when he bought it…

Andre was able to salvage all his parts from his Stoemper and just built this bike up. Personally, I like it a lot more, but that’s got a lot to do with the color. A subtle chartreuse wrap at the logos really make this frame pop, especially with the Rapha hi-viz bidons and Chris King turquoise headset. My favorite detail is the bar wrap job. John, the mechanic at Mellow Johnny’s that built this up for Andre cuts the tape and uses either expanding bar ends or he wraps standard bar ends with electrical tape so they stay in place (which I removed to photograph this detail). The end product is insanely clean.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better name for a bike, even if it does represent a fallen angel. Keep this one upright brother!