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    insane!
     

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    I love it...thanks Tom. Nothing gets me off like all those little tweaked-out details that let the whole thing hang together properly.
     

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    That's definitely a unique way to ensure a high-intensity lamp is always available.
    Another advantage to that solution is if the strobe is ever damaged, toss it, replace, and one is back-in-business instantly.
     

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    Thumbs up

    Tom, is that a 1.125" steel fork on the orange titanium frameset or is it a 1.00" steerer utilizing a King Devolution headset?
    Sweet bikes! Inquiring minds gotta' know! :)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays View Post
    Tom, is that a 1.125" steel fork on the orange titanium frameset or is it a 1.00" steerer utilizing a King Devolution headset?
    Sweet bikes! Inquiring minds gotta' know! :)
    We have been modifying 1" crowns for a few years now. The 1.125" forks are both lighter and stronger than standard 1.0" forks. We end up with a standard oversized fork, no need for special components. They kind of look like they have carbon steerers but I shoot a very hard black primer on the steerer so that it doesn't look odd once the stem is on. Thanks for asking.
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    Gotcha! So both bicycles have the 1.125" size? Tres-cool, my friend!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays View Post
    Gotcha! So both bicycles have the 1.125" size? Tres-cool, my friend!
    We really never use a 1.0" steerer any more unless we are building one of our 30th Anniversary frames.
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    Amazing details. :thumbs_up:

    A question on the tail light mounting... Presumably you'd put it on the right side seat stay if the bike was going to Britain or the colonies?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs124 View Post
    Amazing details. :thumbs_up:

    A question on the tail light mounting... Presumably you'd put it on the right side seat stay if the bike was going to Britain or the colonies?
    If the customer lived in Bermuda, he would have to ride backwards.
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    Talking

    {Ba-dum-bump!] :cheers:
     

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    cool stuff TK

    i like the painted fenders to match

    i'll see ya in da new year!
     

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    Tom,
    Do you have a solution for shifter mouting for the Rohloff on drops? Is the customer running a flat bar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by suspectdevice View Post
    Tom,
    Do you have a solution for shifter mouting for the Rohloff on drops? Is the customer running a flat bar?
    asked us to create a shifter mount on the tops. Jeff fabricated a little offset mount that clamps onto the bars right next to the stem ferule, kinda' like a computer does. Actually, pretty slick.
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    Tom, I'm just a 3rd rate armchair critic (and 4th rate bike racer), but here's what I like: From the cheap seats, it seems to me that we have a bunch of really fine builders congregating on the board and there's been a pretty steady stream of lovely photos. What stands out for me is that you build such different bikes and they all look right. The road bikes look great; the brevet bikes look great, etc.

    Ok, tootall's bikes look . . . I mean, they look too tall, but whaddaryagonnado?
     

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    Those pics make me want a brevet bike. I don't know what the hell I'd do with it, But I likey!
    "SHUT UP LEGS"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    asked us to create a shifter mount on the tops. Jeff fabricated a little offset mount that clamps onto the bars right next to the stem ferule, kinda' like a computer does. Actually, pretty slick.
    photo please!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dang View Post
    Tom, I'm just a 3rd rate armchair critic (and 4th rate bike racer), but here's what I like: From the cheap seats, it seems to me that we have a bunch of really fine builders congregating on the board and there's been a pretty steady stream of lovely photos. What stands out for me is that you build such different bikes and they all look right. The road bikes look great; the brevet bikes look great, etc.

    Ok, tootall's bikes look . . . I mean, they look too tall, but whaddaryagonnado?
    First; thank you for the compliment. Second; you aren’t the first to suggest something similar. Jeff and I have spoken about this general subject any number of times over the years and have not come to any real conclusions. A few ideas though:

    • Intelligent design – we don’t tend to build outside of the “norms” of good frame design unless we have a really good reason to and well designed frames usually have a certain look of “rightness” to them. This is not to toot my horn. In fact, much of this is a result of my caution, not any trail blazing on my part.

    • We think a lot – Jeff and I spend far too much time trying to figure out better, more attractive, slicker, etc. ways of doing things. That is how we developed our stainless front bag racks over the last five years. Each one was better than the last. Not that the first need a lot of improvement, but that doing the same thing, over and over, won’t hold our interest. Better to figure out a better way each time.

    • Our eyes – both of us have bifocals now. Yup, we are getting old, but that is now what I mean. I don’t know for sure where this comes from, but I just get the “Willies” when something doesn’t look right. I can’t let it go. So when Jeff gives me a partially fabricated lug and asks my advice on a certain curve or shape, I know what to do but I don’t know how or why I know. I think that is may just be all the time we have been working on bikes. It kinda’ becomes so much a part of you … or you become part of it. OK, as a comparison, if you were to see someone wearing a plaid jacket and striped shirt, you would have a pretty negative reaction. That is how I see a lot of bikes and parts of bikes. It is just wrong. It may take me a while to figure out how to make it right, but if it is wrong, I can tell.

    • Finally, we have done it all – even mountain bikes. We no longer offer mountain bikes but we have built hundreds of track bikes, all types of racing bikes, full dress tourers, Brevet bikes, road and track tandems, etc. When you work on so many types of bikes for so many customers and each one is a custom, you spend a heck of a lot of time trying to make the best bike for each customer’s needs. That struggle teaches a lot. It doesn’t mean that I am terribly smart or especially perceptive, just that I have spent a huge amount of time doing this stuff. Ultimately, I think that all that time is the bottom line when it comes to being good at this stuff. It just does not come quick. There is too much to learn for that.

    Hey, enough. Have a hoot of a new year! Ride the crap out of your bikes and love every minute. See you on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gt6267a View Post
    photo please!
    me a week or so. I will try to remember to upload a shot when we get the bike all buttoned up.
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    shots that will remind him that summer will, in fact, come again. Wanted some track bikes. Here you go:
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    virgin ride tomor or monday.

    thnx mucho TK. it's look pretty sexy!





     

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