Bike Check: Tom LaMarche


Bike Check: Tom LaMarche

Last night Tom asked me to take some pictures of his Charge Scissor.

Full bike check spec information is below:

Frame: Charge Scissor size small
Fork: Charge Scissor
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Thomson Elite 70mm 0° rise
Bars: Answer Pro Taper 2″ rise, uncut Delco style
Grips: ODI Longneck
Cranks: Profile Race 165mm
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Foot Retention: Hold Fast FRS
Chainring / Sprocket: Tree Lite 42t 16t Profile cog
Chain: Charge Masher 1/2 link
Seatpost: Charge 27.2
Saddle: Charge Buckett
Rims: Velocity Chukker 36h Black
Hubs: Profile Fixed 36h fix/fix
Spokes: DT Swiss laced 3x
Tires: Continental Contacts 47c

Charge’s description of the Scissor:

The Scissor frame and fork has been born from the demand for a tough fixed gear bike for the likes of team riders Super Ted and Tom La Marche to thrash around their respective city landscapes. The frame is constructed from butted Tange Prestige cromoly, is much lighter than the Plug and has a longer cockpit, steeper head angle, lower stand-over height and slightly higher BB.

The bike seems to be fitting Tom quite well. Here’s a recent picture of Wonka and him hitting a gap last night.

Charge is distributed by BTI in the United States. The Scissor frameset should come in around $450 USD. Talk to your LBS for ordering. They’re available in 2 sizes, Small and Medium.