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    You are a cruel tempter. All I can say it is a good thing I had all those months of impatient waiting to sort out the paint.
    If you were a mtn bike kinda guy I know what project would be next. Been working on Dennis but so far he's only said IF he gets another bike. Need to remind him how long the line is getting.

    btw, doesn't look like you've been to the midweek CX bacchanal races. The CX bike is going to get jealous.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    Yeah, one in each color. Sounds like an excellent plan. So how about you SpeedyChix? There are a lot of other colors that you don't have yet.

    Click here for some more ideas:
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyChix View Post
    You are a cruel tempter. All I can say it is a good thing I had all those months of impatient waiting to sort out the paint.
    If you were a mtn bike kinda guy I know what project would be next. Been working on Dennis but so far he's only said IF he gets another bike. Need to remind him how long the line is getting.

    btw, doesn't look like you've been to the midweek CX bacchanal races. The CX bike is going to get jealous.
    Yeah, well ... I've been way too busy with work here. We are so swamped with orders and refinishing work that it is really quite silly.
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    All your hard work yields many miles with smiles.
     

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    Gary:

    That looks like you know how to find great places to ride. Enjoy your new scooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary_a_gooner View Post
    All your hard work yields many miles with smiles.
    More detailed pics please. This bike seems to deserve it. Panels+painted fork, like it that way.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    Gary:

    That looks like you know how to find great places to ride. Enjoy your new scooter.
    Tom--This bike is gonna take me places in life!! hah

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    More detailed pics please. This bike seems to deserve it. Panels+painted fork, like it that way.
    Lionel--These are the best photos I have of the frame--as it's being built up by the Man, himself. Details include full 6800 group, CK headset, some alu Easton stem, some alu Deda bars, a carbon Ritchy seatpost and a pair of WI T11 hubs laced to DTS R440s (with 25c Conti GP 4 seasons shoes, your favorite). The tires have actually worked out really well for me on the crappy roads in and around NYC. Maybe one day when I start to care I'll match the cockpit components, but I'm more than happy with it as it is...

     

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    A few shots of a Silca SuperPista going to NAHBS:

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    Tom Kellogg
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    Can't remember if I've posted my steel Spectrum before. Still need to get around to trimming the steerer, shortening the cables, and at some point I want a Winter stem.

    Sometimes it's good to be classic
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    And other times you just want to get dressed and go!
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    All clean. I can't wait to take the conti off and put the roubaix in, it will turn this sublime ride into yet another level.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post


    All clean. I can't wait to take the conti off and put the roubaix in, it will turn this sublime ride into yet another level.
    Will it go to 11 with new tire(s)?
     

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    This wasn't built for me, but it sorta seems like it was. This is my *newish-to-me 1983 Spectrum, with a few lug close ups included for good measure:
    (*acquired late last summer. I took these pics after giving the bike the first good detailing it had received in about two decades, yesterday....)





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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    Since TT mentioned that we are kinda' stealthy when it comes to Brevet type stuff, I thought I'd post a few shots of three consecutive bikes that we are in the middle of right now. One is a steel bike going to Italy, the second is a Ti Rohloff bike and the third is another steel going to New York. I only took shots of the front rack from the third one. Our racks are stainless and each one has to be made differently to accommodate different brakes, tires, fenders, and bags. They are all quick release units so that customers can easily take their bag with them when they go into the Kwik-Mart for a Big Gulp. Some of these photos show that we are pretty flexible when it comes to fittings. For example, the first bike wanted to be set up with a really serious rear warning light for traffic. When you are really trying to get a car's attention, you put a big honkin' strobe light on the left side of the bike. It is not a subtle/beautiful way to do it, but boy, it works. All three of these bikes get rack mounted head lights. The first two get one while the third gets two. All are powered by Schmidt front hubs. Feel free to ask questions. We have excuses for everything.
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    What I wouldn't give for 4 or 5 hours to myself.
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    New bike from TK. Only had it out a couple of times so far, but initial impression is that it's amazingly fantastically great. Love the way it looks too, but thinking about throwing some hyperons on it. Anyway, will update with more complete thoughts when I have more miles in.

    (yes, my 'photography' skills are not great...)

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    Dropped the bars a few cm, brought the saddle up and forward...the thing came alive! Before the adjustments the bike rode like a Roubaix intended for fat old people. Too upright, steering too slow/stable, weight was shifted back...rotated back and up. Now the front is super quick, tons of drop ask you to push a bigger gear instead of sitting and spinning, and the long stays keep things stable. A blast to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjbabcock View Post
    Dropped the bars a few cm, brought the saddle up and forward...the thing came alive! Before the adjustments the bike rode like a Roubaix intended for fat old people. Too upright, steering too slow/stable, weight was shifted back...rotated back and up. Now the front is super quick, tons of drop ask you to push a bigger gear instead of sitting and spinning, and the long stays keep things stable. A blast to ride.

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    Well, it's been about a year since I took delivery of my Spectrum from Tom, so I figure that I'd finally post some pictures up. The handlebar tape is still wet from todays ride, too!
    Spectrum1.jpg
    Spectrum2.jpg
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    that is as perfect as a ti bike gets. Nice house too.
     

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    An evolution





    Noteworthy...don't put a whippy crankset/bottom bracket on a bike with huge chainstays; you will notice.
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