Mercredi Sausage Camo is a very cool CX bike from frame builder Adeline O’Moreau. Mercredi is her bike building business, that has a take on how she believes things should be done. “I make bikes to be ridden, not show bikes. That’s why I will never file my filets. But don’t worry, I make very good looking joints straight off the torch. If I spent time smoothing out the joints, the feeling of the ride wouldn’t change. But the bike would become a ton more expensive. If it becomes a ton more expensive, you are a lot less likely to ride it very hard. And that would be a real shame.” and that my friends is a good thing. In case you missed, she was at Bespoked 2017 and some of her work can been seen here.
The Sausage Camo bike came about to be a; long and low, fast and responsive, innocent looking but absolutely unstoppable CX machine. Then something mad happened. In Adeline’s own words; “So when we started designing the paint, I asked Robin – “do you trust me? I’ve got an idea, but I don’t think I can explain it”
And he did trust me.
So I got in touch with friend and amazing illustrator Thomas Slater who was immediately seduced by the idea. I think he is, like Robin and I are, a little bit Sausage Dog in spirit.
The last ingredient we needed was paint. The guys at Cole Coatings came up with a clever twist on your usual candy, and used the different amount of paint to bring depth to the #sausagedogcamo. 87 dogs. On such a small bike.The reasult – a great racing bike capable to handle entire days off road too.
Robin’s got mad plan for this bike: Dirty Reiver, 3Peaks and Griduro, the local CX leagues as well as the gruelling Echapée Escapades, brought to you by London’s nicest bunch: Sunday Echapée.It’s made of Columbus Zona tubes with Columbus MUD forks. In fact, it also features a super special Sausage Dove logo, a flying dog tribute to Columbus’ iconic Dove. I loved designing that one so much that I also turned it into a pin badge. It’s kitted out with Hope’s XC 29er hoops and headset, Sram Rival group set and Fizik finishing kit.Same again, innocent looking but meanly determined.