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    Outstanding! The blue is beautiful and reminds me a bit of my Zanconato steel road bike.

    Love the direct mount brakes too. Curious why you went with non-Campagnolo brakes though.

    Enjoy! That bike and build are tremendous!
    La Cheeserie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorTX-Dave View Post
    It's finally here!

    SR 12 speed mechanical
    direct mount Cane Creek ee brakes
    Bora WTO 45's
    Vittoria Corsa 30's

    A sunny, 60 degree 45 mile inaugural ride today. Quick handling, stiff drivetrain, soaks up rough pavement like a stretch Caddy with quick manners, stable at speed, lively, spirited....blah blah blah. Simply sublime to ride and to look at. Chris's lugwork and attention to detail is special to say the least. And he is a great guy to deal with. Attachment 117987

    Attachment 117988
    Needs bigger.





    Now go get some photos without backlighting from the sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Enjoy it!!
    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Man, just when I thought I knew what my next move would be... This bike reminds me why I had got so keen on the idea of direct mount brakes.
    Thanks to everyone for the positive comments - especially Matt and Rich. "Message conversations" with you guys helped guide my choices and make this bike a reality!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorTX-Dave View Post
    Thanks to everyone for the positive comments - especially Matt and Rich. "Message conversations" with you guys helped guide my choices and make this bike a reality!
    More than happy to help out - especially when the result looks as stunning as this does!

    Now, let's see some more pics - and show us the fine details!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorTX-Dave View Post
    Thanks to everyone for the positive comments - especially Matt and Rich. "Message conversations" with you guys helped guide my choices and make this bike a reality!
    Chris Bishop just uploaded his official photos of your bike to Flickr. Here's the link.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bishop...57718518157891

    You can use Flickr's BBCode generator to display a few here.

    Looks like a terrific bike. One that should check all the boxes for you. Ride the heck out of it.
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    Holy Schnikes -- That is one beautiful bike Dave! Love the color.

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    Out of this world. Congrats!!

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    Okay, I'll do it. Too good a bike not to see it larger.

    Dave’s direct mount brake Super record fat tire road bike by Chris Bishop, on Flickr
    Last edited by j44ke; 03-08-2021 at 12:41 PM.
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    Good call Jorn. Chris is a smart man for not leaving the photography of his work up to his customers......
    "As an homage to the EPOdays of yore- I'd find the world's last remaining pair of 40cm ergonomic drop bars.....i think everyone who ever liked those handlebars in that shape and in that width is either dead of a drug overdose, works in the Schaerbeek mattress factory now and weighs 300 pounds or is Dr. Davey Bruylandts...who for all I know is doing both of those things." - Jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by nahtnoj View Post
    Good call Jorn. Chris is a smart man for not leaving the photography of his work up to his customers......
    Ouch.

    This is the money shot for me. That lug point is thinner than a credit card.
    Dave’s direct mount brake Super record fat tire road bike by Chris Bishop, on Flickr

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    Dave’s direct mount brake Super record fat tire road bike by Chris Bishop, on Flickr

    I've had this bike 1 week and I've got 236 miles on the road.

    I'm absolutely thrilled with this bicycle.

    *There are some short but very steep roads near me and today at 50mph the bike felt smooth, planted and totally balanced. A confidence inspiring bike for sure.

    *I've been bombing some high speed corners and the amazing direct mount eebrakes are allowing me to carry speed deeper into the corner and brake later, while cutting a shorter apex. Again - totally confidence inspiring, powerful and totally controlled performance.

    *The paint is amazing! Not only do the red and white accents match the SR logo colors perfectly, but the paint changes color depending on the ambient light. Indoors the bike is almost gun metal grey. Roll it out in the sun and it's a gorgeous metal flake blue. And I'm SO glad I asked for panels. SO nice.

    *I'm really really enjoying the "fat" tires. I remember running 19's at 120psi and getting hammered. These Corsa 30's (measuring 32) are great for toning down the rough chip seal on my county roads. I've been playing with pressure and today got down to 70psi (I'm using tubes), and love the smooth feel. I'm 155 on a heavy day and wonder how low I can go??!! DO I hear 60?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Outstanding! The blue is beautiful and reminds me a bit of my Zanconato steel road bike.

    Love the direct mount brakes too. Curious why you went with non-Campagnolo brakes though.

    Enjoy! That bike and build are tremendous!
    Your Zanc was definitely one of my inspirations for panel placement and color. Chris said he preferred the eebrake direct mount set up for braking performance and maximizing tire clearance. I went with his recommendation.

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    Dave, we can't all be professional photographers...I'm sure not. I got a custom in an unusual color around this time last year and I still don't feel like I've taken a good picture of it.

    I've ridden with Chris and seen his work in person. Very, very hard to go wrong. Beautiful craftsmanship.
    "As an homage to the EPOdays of yore- I'd find the world's last remaining pair of 40cm ergonomic drop bars.....i think everyone who ever liked those handlebars in that shape and in that width is either dead of a drug overdose, works in the Schaerbeek mattress factory now and weighs 300 pounds or is Dr. Davey Bruylandts...who for all I know is doing both of those things." - Jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorTX-Dave View Post
    I've been playing with pressure and today got down to 70psi (I'm using tubes), and love the smooth feel. I'm 155 on a heavy day and wonder how low I can go??!! DO I hear 60?
    I'm in the 175-185 pound range, pending proximity of baked goods, and I run 32c tires at about 75/65 psi front/rear. I find that it's really easy to feel when I've gone too soft; 70 or below on the rear tire feels like I'm on a resistance trainer.
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    Iím really impressed by this bike, the frame looks great and the Campagnolo components just compliment it too!

    Jeez gone are the days I used to ride 110psi then eventually I settled on 100psi all on 23mm tyres...now days I ride 28mm on 85-90psi on all my road bikes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha Roszak View Post
    Jeez gone are the days I used to ride 110psi then eventually I settled on 100psi all on 23mm tyres...now days I ride 28mm on 85-90psi on all my road bikes...
    You ride 28s at 85-90psi?! Drop them more - feel the luxury!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Okay, I'll do it. Too good a bike not to see it larger.

    Dave’s direct mount brake Super record fat tire road bike by Chris Bishop, on Flickr
    Fantastic looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha Roszak View Post
    I’m really impressed by this bike, the frame looks great and the Campagnolo components just compliment it too!

    Jeez gone are the days I used to ride 110psi then eventually I settled on 100psi all on 23mm tyres...now days I ride 28mm on 85-90psi on all my road bikes...
    Super balls.

    At 155lbs, Dave should be 60-65psi with tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorTX-Dave View Post
    Dave’s direct mount brake Super record fat tire road bike by Chris Bishop, on Flickr

    I've had this bike 1 week and I've got 236 miles on the road.

    I'm absolutely thrilled with this bicycle.

    *There are some short but very steep roads near me and today at 50mph the bike felt smooth, planted and totally balanced. A confidence inspiring bike for sure.

    *I've been bombing some high speed corners and the amazing direct mount eebrakes are allowing me to carry speed deeper into the corner and brake later, while cutting a shorter apex. Again - totally confidence inspiring, powerful and totally controlled performance.

    *The paint is amazing! Not only do the red and white accents match the SR logo colors perfectly, but the paint changes color depending on the ambient light. Indoors the bike is almost gun metal grey. Roll it out in the sun and it's a gorgeous metal flake blue. And I'm SO glad I asked for panels. SO nice.

    *I'm really really enjoying the "fat" tires. I remember running 19's at 120psi and getting hammered. These Corsa 30's (measuring 32) are great for toning down the rough chip seal on my county roads. I've been playing with pressure and today got down to 70psi (I'm using tubes), and love the smooth feel. I'm 155 on a heavy day and wonder how low I can go??!! DO I hear 60?
    Try 60. Bet you’ll be happy.
    La Cheeserie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    You ride 28s at 85-90psi?! Drop them more - feel the luxury!
    What do you recommend Rich?
    Riding has to be fun, and part of the fun has to be that youíre not worried about having too much technology on your bike. - Tom Ritchey

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