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    Default Thank you Nick !

    I hate all of these reviews after the first ride on the new bike. But shit today was finally my first ride on the Crumpton and damn it.

    Wow. This thing is an ultra smooth rocket. I was really surprised at how comfortable it is too.

    And those wheels, no regrets, very impressed.

    Did I mention it's also super light, maybe that's why it's call the SL

    I was not sure but I think the C50 is heading for the classifieds!

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    Shazam!!
    "make the break"

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    Nice looking bike. Enjoy it!
     

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    I would keep the C50 handy just in case you crumple the Crumpton
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by holliscx View Post
    I would keep the C50 handy just in case you crumple the Crumpton
    I have a fleet of steel bikes for that very unfortunate situation!
     

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    That is one heck of a fine looking ride!
     

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    Awesomeness. Enjoy!
     

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    That is one FINE looking bike :)

    Those Bora's are a great match with your Crumpton. Your group - is it SR or R? And what did you pick for your rings and rear brake?

    Well done, enjoy the ride!
     

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    It's SR Ti. I posted all the pics in the Crumpton gallery but here it is again for fun


















     

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    Excellent! What do your French friends think of your excellent fleet of US bicycles? Other than Sebastien we didn't meet any other bike nuts on the trip. Is there a cycling subculture there which also loves and appreciates low-volume, handmade bikes in France as well?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Excellent! What do your French friends think of your excellent fleet of US bicycles? Other than Sebastien we didn't meet any other bike nuts on the trip. Is there a cycling subculture there which also loves and appreciates low-volume, handmade bikes in France as well?
    Most of them have no idea what they are. For the lugged steel frames I ride they believe I am riding something made 20 years ago or more. The Sachs regularly gets the "you put moderm components on your old frame" or " did you recently had it repainted" comments. We will see how the Crumpton is looked at.

    There is a fringe of guys here that are into the handmade bikes but local artisans are few and far between.
     

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    Is this build all in around $15k that's my wild guess without looking at specs?

    Also curious what H20 bottles are worthy - post a pic if you have one
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Most of them have no idea what they are. For the lugged steel frames I ride they believe I am riding something made 20 years ago or more. The Sachs regularly gets the "you put moderm components on your old frame" or " did you recently had it repainted" comments. We will see how the Crumpton is looked at.
    I get the same comments about my Zanconato. People say it is cool that I ride a classic lugged big and assume it is old and "flexi", whatever that means. And most people think my Pacenti is titanium with the large diameter tubes. Steel just seems improbable to most people today.

    Enjoy that Crumpton! And replace that front brake cable.... It's way too short! ;-)
     

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    Beautiful rig. You're going to love those wheels the more you ride them. What pads are you using? I went with the Swiss Stop yellow, but even with those, you don't want to be caught out in the rain. I have no idea what Campagnolo insists on a clearcoat finish on the brake track.
     

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    I said it in the other thread and I'll say it again here...that bike is awesome.

    Question about the stem...is that a custom finished Ritchey?
     

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    Again, you set the bar pretty high my friend. If I were to lose my mind and contract for a frame it would look pretty much like that.

    OK, tell me again how stiff is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post

    Enjoy that Crumpton! And replace that front brake cable.... It's way too short! ;-)
    that and line up your saddle/stem
    it's like amateur hour up in here
    "make the break"

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    Quote Originally Posted by holliscx View Post
    Is this build all in around $15k that's my wild guess without looking at specs?
    Nah, way less. Got the wheels on sale.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgess1108 View Post
    Beautiful rig. You're going to love those wheels the more you ride them. What pads are you using? I went with the Swiss Stop yellow, but even with those, you don't want to be caught out in the rain. I have no idea what Campagnolo insists on a clearcoat finish on the brake track.
    using the campy pads for carbon wheels, these are the new version and they really good. I have been using them on another bike for a while.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Question about the stem...is that a custom finished Ritchey?
    Yes. Nick finished the ritchey stem and post to match.
     

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