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    My new steel rig, finally built up...

    Build is 2009 campy centaur alloy, thomson elite seatpost and stem, selle italia saddle and 3TTT ergosum pro handlebars. Wheels were built by Peter White, Velocity rims + NOS Campy Record hubs; tires are Gommitalia Calypso-Ks.







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    Re: Your front valve.

    Please tell me you don't fill up your tires using a compressor for automobiles...

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    always liked orange bikes.

    what was yr last bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caleb View Post
    Re: Your front valve.

    Please tell me you don't fill up your tires using a compressor for automobiles...
    Why not? I do it all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    always liked orange bikes.
    Me too. Orange is hot. Just like my lovin'.
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    Caleb: Long time ago, I hit a patch of glass and flatted both tires. I patched one and replace the tube on another, but didn't have enough CO2 to pump both tires. At the time, an older rider came by with a pump, except it didn't work on presta valves. It was only for a schrader valve! Which sucked, b/c no one else came by. After, I picked these caps up at Performance for $.99 and keep one on each of my bikes, just in case that ever happens again.

    SteveP: Serotta Atlanta, which I now plan to sell, and a Litespeed, that's long gone. Also have a Panasonic Dx-4000 from the mid-80s which I love.

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    love the color!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flux View Post
    nice gruppo choice.

    cheers,
    flux
    Is that the all-alloy Super Record? It looks like it.

    p.s. Great frame - I love the color, too!
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    Here's my new Strong on it's shakedown ride. I can't wait for spring...
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    Carl Strong delivered this to me recently. Will post more pics once it is built.
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    Jellis, Is that stainless peaking through on the down tube or silver accent paint? Either way, look forward to build pics.

    jimi

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    Nope. Just silver paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigocycles View Post
    Here's my new Strong on it's shakedown ride. I can't wait for spring...
    Super yummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigocycles View Post
    Here's my new Strong on it's shakedown ride. I can't wait for spring...
    Very cool! Looks like you have zip tie saddles on the TT/ST for a rear derailleur cable. Did you make any provisions for a front shifter or will you run it as a 1x9? Curious because I'm setting up a similar bike and debating whether I should skip the front derailleur.

    :)

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    Bought used on the Serotta forum from Adam. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billrick View Post
    Very cool! Looks like you have zip tie saddles on the TT/ST for a rear derailleur cable. Did you make any provisions for a front shifter or will you run it as a 1x9? Curious because I'm setting up a similar bike and debating whether I should skip the front derailleur.

    :)
    Thanks, it will live most of it's life as a single speed, but I like the option to run 1x9 if necessary (i.e. spring out of shape riding...)

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    What's a complete steel Strong come in at, weight wise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourflys View Post
    What's a complete steel Strong come in at, weight wise?
    Depends on build and tubing selection. Mine is Chorus with Ksyrium ES's (56.5) and ready to ride weight is 17.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearguywb View Post
    Depends on build and tubing selection. Mine is Chorus with Ksyrium ES's (56.5) and ready to ride weight is 17.5
    Thanks, I'm getting real close to getting a new bike, but am having a hard time deciding on material... I have a Rivendell Bleriot (steel, of course) that weighs 31# with rack, etc and I guess that makes me hesitant to go steel. I realize steel can be a lot lighter than 31#, just not sure if I should be going Ti or carbon (might have a line on a Serotta Ottrott real soon).

    I saw Carl's work at NAHBS and even talked with him a bit... If I go steel, I'm thinking either a Strong or Desalvo...

    Anyone else?

    Chris

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    A good frame weighs what it weighs, imho.
    I don't think the frame is really going to make that much difference in the overall equation (between what you're talking about)--maybe a pound at most? Get what you like and build it with reasonable parts and wheels and I suspect your bike will be light enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fourflys View Post
    Thanks, I'm getting real close to getting a new bike, but am having a hard time deciding on material... I have a Rivendell Bleriot (steel, of course) that weighs 31# with rack, etc and I guess that makes me hesitant to go steel. I realize steel can be a lot lighter than 31#, just not sure if I should be going Ti or carbon (might have a line on a Serotta Ottrott real soon).

    I saw Carl's work at NAHBS and even talked with him a bit... If I go steel, I'm thinking either a Strong or Desalvo...

    Anyone else?

    Chris

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