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    Man, I want a Baum just for the set of Lightweights that come with it. They do, right...?
     

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    Default Re: Baum Cycles

    To quote Bacon from one of our favourite movies 'Lock, Stock and Two Smkin' Barrels'

    You get a gold-plated Rolls Royce, as long as you pay for it.

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    Baum Cycles

    Passion Precision Performance

    Handcrafted Titanium and Steel Custom Bicycles

    w: www.baumcycles.com
    e: handcrafted@baumcycles.com
    t: +61 3 5277 1933

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    Rich, you bike is to put it bluntly... OFF ITS FUUUCKIN HEAD! Love it! (Although I'm not a fan of purple.... *my bikes instruction to JB were... Any color besides purple!)
     

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    Professional shots (around 250 of them) were done on Saturday - will share them later this week when I get the disk...

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    Some more shots:










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    Damn. That is one amazing ride. Congrats RtheR.
     

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    What more proof does one need that paint alone can sell a bike.
     

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    The best part is the paint is secondary... This thing is also a delight to ride as well! Nothing like doing a 70 hour week at work (I run my ass off at work...) plonking down on my bike and hitting the open road and this thing just willing you on to ride faster and faster!

    Sit on a trainer and I'm lucky to ride with intent for more than 30mins. My Colnago is nice, but this rides better by a long shot. Tight corners, rough roads are negotiated with ease.
     

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    I didn't tell you about doing 95km/h down a hill in Adelaide through long winding roads with a bloke on a Cervelo who had to back off before he was thrown off by the speed wobbles while I zoomed on blissfully unaware of his demise! Or sprinting down my favorite straight at 50+Km/h with not a worry in the world...
     

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    Shots of my frame are now up on flickr: GTR Black Morpheus Corretto - a set on Flickr

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    those e brakes look cool. (as does the bike)

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    Quick shot with Mavic R-SYS SLRs from my Look:



    Also now wearing an SRM thanks to a visit to Germany to update to the Rotor 3D+ :)

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    Wow - beautiful build. One day Ill have one of these things. I already have 2 of the 3 dream bikes...Baum is the last.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Quick shot with Mavic R-SYS SLRs from my Look:



    Also now wearing an SRM thanks to a visit to Germany to update to the Rotor 3D+ :)
    That is one sweet looking bike. Well done.
     

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    I took it on holiday last week:



    Top of the Col de la Croix Fry 8)

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    Baum-ers, can you say something more about these rides? What Baum has designed them to accomplish, and how do they handle and feel?
     

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    Mine was built to be a little slower on the turn-in so might not be indicative of a lot of other Baums. It's also got quite a short top tube (55.5cm) and a long head tube (around 19cm I think) because I have long legs and a short torso so need a long head tube to avoid a monster saddle-to-bar drop (saddle height is 79.5mm!). Consequently it would normally have quite a high centre of gravity with these dimensions so the chainstays were lengthened and the BB dropped to compensate.

    My Corretto is the stiffest of the Ti frames I've owned (previously had 2 UK home brand Ti frames and a Lynskey R330) and is stupidly 'zippy' in terms of power transfer - my Lynskey often felt like some power transfer was being lost through the frame because it was quite 'soft' compared to this. The chainstays are quite broad for a Ti frame and when attached to the oversize PressFit30 BB I think that makes for a solid build and excellent power transfer.

    The ISP on mine could possibly do with being a bit less stout to be honest - if I had a chance to get this frame re-finished I'd revert to a normal seatpost or try to have some kind of shock absorption built in somehow. At 34.9mm straight up from the oversize PF30 BB to the Tune Cappy it does a great job of transferring every road shock straight up it! I do love the creak-free, slip-free nature of it though (not all my previous bikes had creaky, slipping seatposts but it was often a cause for concern for me!). I really love the removal of doubt on my saddle height too - just drop the Tune Cappy on, do it up and you're away (which is especially great for travel incidentally).

    I can readily do 200km plus on it though (and do, regularly) even with the carbon Superleggera saddle - I did try a couple of saddle variations as you'll see from the shot above (Tune Speedneedle) and the shot with the SLRs I posted (Specialized Romin Pro), but the Superleggera shape is just fantastic, despite it's lack of 'give' / flex.

    I love it. When I got on it last night to go for a spin it just made me smile, it feels perfect.

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    I had my bike built to be honest, ridden hard all day and able to handle the 1800w+ I could throw at it. It is the best bike I have been on - my previous bikes include a Colnago C50 and a heap of other Asian made bikes...

    I have been off it for a few months after I smashed my collar bone and I have been riding every day this last week and I cant say enough about it. It corners well, precise, confident, etc. It seems to float over the bumps, and just eat up the road... 30km on this bike feels like a walk in the park, 130km on it feels like 40km on my Colnago.

    I have another one on order for myself and I have one on order for my dad as well. I loved the whole experience - from choosing the parts, to the paint, etc. The bike gets comments EVERYWHERE I go - from old ladies down at the cafe to real riders as they buzz past me going up hill - I don't climb hills - although, I do slightly better on this! If you are considering a Baum, I suggest you give the team a call, they will be more than happy to answer your questions and make recommendations for you about components, budget, colors, etc. They are extremely friendly and approachable!

    It is a great experience to have the bike fitted just for you... Some are even crazy enough to fly from the UK to Australia to do it!! ;)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMK View Post
    Some are even crazy enough to fly from the UK to Australia to do it!! ;)
    What kind of nutter would do a thing like that eh?!... ;)

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    Here's mine. In a word - fantastic!
     

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