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    I took delivery of this frame four years ago this month. I am fortunate/silly enough have a few nice bikes but if I had to save one from a fire......this would be it. I took the Campy groupo off and replaced it with a 7800 groupo plus 7800 hubs on open pros because I wanted to make it more of a tool for riding hard and less of a precious object. I have done crit's, road races, solo centuries, it's been up 9000' mountain passes and never missed a beat. Over the years my position has evolved: longer stem, narrower bars and a higher saddle height and it feels better (faster?) than ever. These days I'm kind of over the "steel race bike" thing but I still love this bike to death and ride the crap out of it.

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    Thought I'd share a few pictures of my previously posted Tig SL. As you can see in the last picture carport+new roof rack (after using hitch racks exclusively for the past 4 years)+a glass of wine with dinner = an uncomfortable phone conversation with Paul and an unexpected bicycle purchase (repurchase?).

    The conversation went something like: "Hey Paul, it's Chris, so, I uh, may need you to build me more than just the custom stem I ordered last week..." "Oh, ok, are you thinking about a new bike? You want to do that drop bar 29er frame we've been talking about?" "Well, yes, no, I mean not really a new bike per se, can't afford that haha...*silence*...so...I may have ran my geared bike into my carport last night and I want to see if you can fix it..." *silence*..."Shit. Ok. When can you come down?"

    A couple months later (this was in the middle of 'cross season so things were a little slow to start on both ends) and here we are. I actually got out to ride 'er on the trails this morning for the first time...geez, after riding the full-squish-wonder-bike for the past few months almost exclusively I definitely had to somewhat re-learn how to ride a "real" bike. But, goddamn, I missed this thing, still my favorite in the stable and so glad Paul was able to breathe some new life into 'er! If I wasn't already (read: I was), I'm a customer por vida!













    Couple more pictures in my Flickr album HERE

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    pick up wed in santa cruz !!

     

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    That things gonna roll.
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    Really nice Lionel, soon you'll have a stable with the finest builds in every frame material available. Lugged steel, carbon, Ti, Al...
    Your Marcello is gone, right? Maybe some tig stainless for next year? :)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by INDECS View Post
    Really nice Lionel, soon you'll have a stable with the finest builds in every frame material available. Lugged steel, carbon, Ti, Al...
    Your Marcello is gone, right? Maybe some tig stainless for next year? :)
    Marcelo is sold. For tig stainless, I have a Carl Strong done with XCr tubes, so I am covered ;-) But I am going to be without a non stainless tig bike. Which is a bit insane. got a couple of ideas on that front though.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Marcelo is sold. For tig stainless, I have a Carl Strong done with XCr tubes, so I am covered ;-)
    Ah, ofcourse... forgot about that Strong.

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    But I am going to be without a non stainless tig bike. Which is a bit insane. got a couple of ideas on that front though.
    LOL
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    But I am going to be without a non stainless tig bike. Which is a bit insane. got a couple of ideas on that front though.
    Not trying to hack this thread, but this came to mind since you were also thinking about a fender bike: fendered Hampco SB MAX with Seven fork? Two flies in one hit...
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    pick up wed in santa cruz !!
    Woot!!
    Hopefully mine is not too far behind!
     

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    Lionel, is that a 44mm head tube with enve non-tapered 1 1/8 fork?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    Lionel, is that a 44mm head tube with enve non-tapered 1 1/8 fork?
    it a 44 HT with a tapered Enve fork.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    pick up wed in santa cruz !!
    Lionel, that is just perfect. I want one exactly like it with canti bosses.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Britishbane View Post
    I want one exactly like it with canti bosses.
    Ditto.
     

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    Looking great Lionel!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Britishbane View Post
    Lionel, that is just perfect. I want one exactly like it with canti bosses.
    That pretty such sums up mine that is in the same batch with Lionel's. Stay tuned.
     

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    This is probably a stupid question but are there going to be any surprises with the build? Shimano hydraulic discs? Gravel grinder (everyone's favorite subject) clincher tires?

    Or is the Campagnolo factory safe for another day?
    La Cheeserie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    This is probably a stupid question but are there going to be any surprises with the build? Shimano hydraulic discs? Gravel grinder (everyone's favorite subject) clincher tires?

    Or is the Campagnolo factory safe for another day?
    Shimano hydraulic discs, man you are cracking me up ;-)

    This bike started as a "budget build" with a nice Chorus 11s but then campy invented the Super Record RS group and so this is what is going on this bike. Deda superlegerra/superlegerro carbon seatpost bars&stem, in the fucking 35 version to stay with the "I'm stiff" theme. Wheels, I'm going to put the Boras on it because the Crumpton just switched to the Hyperon for the summer. Oh and for the first time in something like 10 years I got a 53/39 to feel younger and to stay with the "I need a 53/11" theme. So we will see if I am able to pedal the thing or not.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Shimano hydraulic discs, man you are cracking me up ;-)

    This bike started as a "budget build" with a nice Chorus 11s but then campy invented the Super Record RS group and so this is what is going on this bike. Deda superlegerra/superlegerro carbon seatpost bars&stem, in the fucking 35 version to stay with the "I'm stiff" theme. Wheels, I'm going to put the Boras on it because the Crumpton just switched to the Hyperon for the summer. Oh and for the first time in something like 10 years I got a 53/39 to feel younger and to stay with the "I need a 53/11" theme. So we will see if I am able to pedal the thing or not.
    Cool. That RS stuff looks very nice! So does the 80th Anniversary group. I've seen that 80th one at a shop and the finish is really nice.

    Looking forward to reading a ride report!
    La Cheeserie!

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    How could I resist.....


     

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    BTW, the frame is 1380g which I thought was really light in my size with a 44 HT and a BSC BB. Light is good I'm told.
     

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