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    That is beautiful...
     

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    What kind of spider is that? :D
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue boy View Post
    What kind of spider is that? :D
    Its a Black Widow without the hourglass. Didn't want to get too fancy.
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    I can hardly wait to take my new bike out. Actually the paint scheme is a reminder to me about "time". Since I was a child, a bicycle was an integral part of my life. I can revisit times past, in my memory and remember them how they were or change it to something else. In this way, it is like my own personal time machine. Jeff wasn't far off when he said it reminded him of the "flux capacitor".
     

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    Posting updated pic's of my Spectrum Super. I haven't really talked to Tom since he shipped the bike to me, that's how good it is! Hats off to Mr. Kellogg!

    I've owned this close to 10 years, it still looks brand new! The frame has survived 2 component groups, and countless wheels.



     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velosprocket View Post
    I've owned this close to 10 years, it still looks brand new!
    No doubt, it's a keeper. Love that old seat cluster, so organic looking. Thanks for sharing.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbdr View Post
    No doubt, it's a keeper. Love that old seat cluster, so organic looking. Thanks for sharing.
    Yeah, +1 on that seat cluster and the internally routed brake cable in the top tube; Imo that was the high watermark of Spectrum Ti frames. I would say that you timed that frame purchase juust right.
    Congratulations!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue boy View Post
    Yeah, +1 on that seat cluster and the internally routed brake cable in the top tube; Imo that was the high watermark of Spectrum Ti frames. I would say that you timed that frame purchase juust right.
    Congratulations!
    Thanks, for the compliments. I would tend to agree with you, the internal cable routing and cluster is not something you see much of anymore. I would replace the frame if I found a design I liked better. I'm tempted by a Moots or Eriksen, but I'm not sure if I'll gain anything. I would like a more "traditional" frame, without as much slope. This frame has been raced, so I liked the aggressiveness of the slope at the time. I'd like to start seeing some Spectrums built by Seven.
     

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    Your post finally inspired me to get my Ti Super I picked up from Tom in 1993 up here. I have put countless miles on this wonderful machine. Although I bought a custom steel rig from Tom in 2010 and the new bike is way more comfortable, I still expect to log many more enjoyable miles on this old friend. The changes to the bike have been: new Phil ti BB; updated front Record derailleur; wheels; latest saddle is a new old stock '95 Indurain Turbo; and replacement pedals, chains and cogs. It is still set up as an 8 speed, with current 10 speed Campy Record hubs and 8 speed EXA-Drive cogs which are compatible. A few weeks ago I changed the Cinelli 1A stem for a Nitto Deluxe for added bar height and comfort (not pictured). BTW, the colors are not render justly in photos. They are neon green and neon yellow, albeit somewhat faded - like me.

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    Nice, very nice. I've got a custom steel also and it too is a very
    comfortable riding bike. Thanks for sharing these pictures.
     

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    A bunch of new images up on our Flickr page. This time of a pair of commuters bound for the DC area. Titanium frames, steel forks. Convertible for both 650B and 700C. Full racks, fenders and cool paint jobs. The frames were somewhat difficult to design with the two wheel sizes, disc mounts, etc. and the paint jobs weren't easy, but the mechanical work that Jeff had to do was monumental. Complete assemblies including straightening the racks and fenders and then modifying them to fit and look correct took him about twelve hours for each bike. He made custom shock mounted fender mounts, got the front and rear racks dead level AND looking correct, not an easy thing since the rear racks and fenders arrived here pretty badly tweaked. Its all straight now. We sent these babies out into the world knowing that hey will have wonderful lives.

    Click the link: Flickr: Spectrum Cycles' Photostream

    The image of the Bluebird? In memory of a loved one ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    A bunch of new images up on our Flickr page. This time of a pair of commuters bound for the DC area. Titanium frames, steel forks. Convertible for both 650B and 700C. Full racks, fenders and cool paint jobs. The frames were somewhat difficult to design with the two wheel sizes, disc mounts, etc. and the paint jobs weren't easy, but the mechanical work that Jeff had to do was monumental. Complete assemblies including straightening the racks and fenders and then modifying them to fit and look correct took him about twelve hours for each bike. He made custom shock mounted fender mounts, got the front and rear racks dead level AND looking correct, not an easy thing since the rear racks and fenders arrived here pretty badly tweaked. Its all straight now. We sent these babies out into the world knowing that hey will have wonderful lives.

    Click the link: Flickr: Spectrum Cycles' Photostream

    The image of the Bluebird? In memory of a loved one ...
    Very nice work Tom and Jeff.

    Are the straight fork blades buyer preference or does the larger steel tubing dictate?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew J View Post
    Very nice work Tom and Jeff.

    Are the straight fork blades buyer preference or does the larger steel tubing dictate?
    The straight blades allow us to build disc forks without pulling our hair out, what little that we have left. We've modified disc mounts for curved blades, but it is a bear. It just adds too much time to be worth it. Helps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    The straight blades allow us to build disc forks without pulling our hair out, what little that we have left. We've modified disc mounts for curved blades, but it is a bear. It just adds too much time to be worth it. Helps?
    Discs, of course! So curved would have work with rim brakes? I'm thinking very seriously about a Ti/steel fork tourer, but am never able to get over my fancy for curved steel fork blades.

    (you and Jeff spoiled me with the curve on my 30th annivesary)
     

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    Matthew:

    Heres' the deal. One of the significant requirements for these two bikes was that they accommodate both 650B and 700C wheels. In theory, it can be done with rim brakes, but it is tough and the caliper choices is quite limited, especially when you consider that the clients would be using a wide range of tire sizes. If one is sticking with one wheel size, it gives a lot more freedom with fork aesthetics. As song as your new bike will not have disc brakes, curves are just ducky. K? Below find two examples. The silver one is from one of the current commuter bikes and the yellow ones are from a bike we made years ago with curved blades. Admittedly, the yellow one looks great. Our labor and lost hair loss costs did not look so good.

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    Thanks Tom. Very helpful.
     

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    Tom, do you have a fullbike photo of the yellow bike?. Looks like a beauty.
     

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    Recently arrived Spectrum Super Ti. The black panels (incl fork and stem) have a red candy coat so in direct sun there is a red glow. Mostly Super Record with Chorus front derailleur and Rotor 3D Quarq crankset. King Ti cages, CK BB, Enve stem, Fizik Cyrano seatpost and Prologo Scratch HWD saddle. Still have to put on the tubulars, but so far the ride has been great.
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    proper bike. nice work!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenCT View Post
    proper bike. nice work!
    Thought you might appreciate the one that left yesterday. The camera didn't catch the color right, it is a classic Candy Red, but it sure looks right to me.

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