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    dhoff and Too Tall: Thank you. The TK / Spectrum looks so nice I find myself wondering how can I ever ride it. I expect those concerns will vanish with the road salt.
     

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    Tom,

    In the "Friday Night Lights" section (101) you posted a pic of empty paper cups from mixing paint. Just wondering, how much paint does it take to finish a steel frame/fork? A "simple job", say 54cm size and one color solid with downtube and seattube decals of another color. For example a solid green frame with yellow decals on the head, seat and downtube. Any diff. in the amounts of paint for say a Ti vs. steel vs. AL vs. carbon?

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    A TK Murray? check the seat tube on Nelson's bike.

    Mark-and-Nelson-for-Murray / Serotta | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJS View Post
    In the "Friday Night Lights" section (101) you posted a pic of empty paper cups from mixing paint. Just wondering, how much paint does it take to finish a steel frame/fork? A "simple job", say 54cm size and one color solid with downtube and seattube decals of another color. For example a solid green frame with yellow decals on the head, seat and downtube. Any diff. in the amounts of paint for say a Ti vs. steel vs. AL vs. carbon?
    thanks
    MJS:

    The amounts of paint used varies a huge amount depending on the color(s), frame size, tubing diameters and complexity. At a bare minimum, there are about a fluid ounce and a half of primer, a bit over two fluid ounces of base coat (color) and about four ounces of clear. Some colors cover very well and I don't need to use very much while others cover very poorly and I need to build up a number of coats. The amount I activate in each of those cups depends on how much area I am covering and the properties of the color itself. I may only activate half an ounce, or I may need to activate three or four ounces at a time. Just depends.

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    A TK Murray? check the seat tube on Nelson's bike.
    Mark-and-Nelson-for-Murray / Serotta | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Yup, you caught me (or should I say you caught Murray). We made all of those track bikes for the '84 Olympic team except Mark's. He was sponsored by Fuji and they made his. I just looked up Nelson's frame and his was built with Columbus PS tubing (except for an SL seat tube), FC crown and one of Hank's BB shells ... 1053 dropouts. Good catch.
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    A couple more going out tomorrow:


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    Just sayin'
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    How much for the couch?
     

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    It's all yours. Come pick it up before the rain this evening.
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    The sterile forks with just "SPECTRUM" at the fork tips are sweet!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    It's all yours. Come pick it up before the rain this evening.
    That would be nice for the infield at t-town
     

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    I have to quit looking at this thread! Mine is on order and the wait is KILLING me!

    Great looking bikes one and all!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jr59 View Post
    ... the wait is KILLING me!
    Enjoy the ride my friend :-)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jr59 View Post
    I have to quit looking at this thread! Mine is on order and the wait is KILLING me!!
    Not that this helps much, but for what it's worth:

    SPEC-TT-864.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    ... for what it's worth:
    Ooh, looks like an all-weather ride.

    Now, I'm jealous ;-)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    Not that this helps much, but for what it's worth:

    SPEC-TT-864.jpg
    Thanks Tom, But I already have the cad drawing of mine as my wallpaper.
    Drat, drat, and double drat!!!



    Tick, tick, tick...we are getting there....SLOWLY! More drat!....<chuckles>
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jr59 View Post
    Thanks Tom, But I already have the cad drawing of mine as my wallpaper.
    Drat, drat, and double drat!!!



    Tick, tick, tick...we are getting there....SLOWLY! More drat!....<chuckles>
    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but TK just told me that I'm getting moved ahead of you in the queue. At first he resisted my request for priority, but I convinced him that you wouldn't mind waiting a few more weeks. That's cool, right? I knew it would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThasFACE View Post
    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but TK just told me that I'm getting moved ahead of you in the queue. At first he resisted my request for priority, but I convinced him that you wouldn't mind waiting a few more weeks. That's cool, right? I knew it would be.

    Double Drat on you!

    But you need the bike! Seeing you just sold your other one!

    ERRrrrr..... HECK NO it's not alright!
     

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    Hey Thas, are you trying to get me in trouble? Both of you know perfectly well that we NEVER move people around in the Q. At least never intentionally. No favorites here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    Hey Thas, are you trying to get me in trouble? Both of you know perfectly well that we NEVER move people around in the Q. At least never intentionally. No favorites here.
    Yea!!! I knew Tom wouldn't do that. If that was the case, I would have bribed him a while ago!
     

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    I can only attempt to communicate what a pleasure it has been to bring this bike into my life. From the first experience of speaking with Tom on the phone, through the 3 hrs we spent on the fitting, the little adjustments he made to my existing bike, too small for me to believe that would have made a difference, and yet they did, through the building process, Tom took care of my and my bike with commitment and clarity. He is a man of what has often seemed a dying breed, the true gentleman.

    It has been truly a privilege to work with Spectrum. And now the ride: It is fantastic. I have ridden with a little bit of a load, not much yet, but I will get there, and ridden it unloaded and the ride is smooth, the handling gentle and confidence inspiring. I have gone out without cycling clothes, just put on shoes and hopped on, gone shopping, done some climbing. I love the ride. This will be the number one choice for all easy riding and relaxed long distance. What I havent done yet is the long distance. The headlight comes this weekend and then the overnight riding begins.

    The Spectrum attention to detail is staggering. The one of a kind cable routing that makes room for the front bag, the detail of how the front bag mounts with a quick release pin and is perfectly stable, the absolute smoothness of the paint, make this as much fun to look at as ride.

    Thank you Tom. It is a privilege to have made your acquaintance. and Jeff, your craftsmanship will be put to use for many years and many tens of thousands of miles.

    Now, I just have to bring myself to take it out in the rain. That is what it was designed for, after all!
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    Dhoff,

    Your narrative reminds me of my own visit to the barn. Tom and Jeff are real gems.

    Congrats on your new rig, thoughtfully designed and beautifully executed, definitely one to be proud of.

    Enjoy!
     

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