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    Just returned from a great week of riding in France on this wonderful bike. Based south of Annecy we found some amazing a challenging routes. The pictures only capture a small part of the beauty.Forclaz 2018.jpgGlieres 2018.jpgL'Epine 2018.jpg
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by atw View Post
    Just returned from a great week of riding in France on this wonderful bike. Based south of Annecy we found some amazing a challenging routes. The pictures only capture a small part of the beauty.
    Tom:

    It looks as though you had an amazing adventure! The bike looks pretty nice in those surroundings as well. Congratulations on doing what our bikes are intended to do. Keep at it!
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    My favorite classic out on an autumnal day in NYC...

    Grant's Tomb/ Riverside Park by Jon Mandel, on Flickr

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    Can you tell that I love this bike?

    NY gets its Quebec on by Jon Mandel, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by htwoopup View Post
    Can you tell that I love this bike?

    NY gets its Quebec on by Jon Mandel, on Flickr
    Jon:

    You have not yet made it clear. Keep at it.
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    Tom, thank you for building me this. I mean it. It's a great bike.

     

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    Today is Saturday November, 3 2018. It has been more than 10 years and I still have not managed to wear out or break your bike what gives?

    Hopeful in Maryland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Tom, thank you for building me this. I mean it. It's a great bike.

    That top-tube...so nice...and the stays...and downtube...

    I think I have a new goal in life.
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    Hey Mr. Tom, is that TT like a Max Ti tube? Hmmm, very interesting.
     

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    Tom has been doing that for a while. (he even does it on mine and I am 5'7 and proportionally lighter). I believe the idea is sort of mullet--stiffness up from, party in the back. but tom can surely explain more than I.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moke View Post
    Hey Mr. Tom, is that TT like a Max Ti tube? Hmmm, very interesting.
    I designed that top tube for the Merlin Works frame series and stuck with it. It increases the torsional stiffness of the front end somewhat but gives the front end a softer feel on rough stuff. I know, it sounds like that "vertically compliant and laterally stiff" crap. But it works. I can get into the weeds if you want but I'm kind of busy recently. Keep in mind that it is NOT some sort of transformation, just an incremental improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Today is Saturday November, 3 2018. It has been more than 10 years and I still have not managed to wear out or break your bike what gives?

    Hopeful in Maryland
    I'm sorry for your disappointment. If you'd like, I can run down to your place with a hack saw. That's likely the only way we're going to do the sort a damage you are looking for. Watta' ya think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Tom, thank you for building me this. I mean it. It's a great bike.

    This sort of message after a number of years is just about the best part of my work. We have given so many people joy in their lives. And that keeps us at the bench and in the booth. Thank you for the note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    This sort of message after a number of years is just about the best part of my work. We have given so many people joy in their lives. And that keeps us at the bench and in the booth. Thank you for the note.
    You're welcome. Hope to ride with you again one of these days on this bike !
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    You're welcome. Hope to ride with you again one of these days on this bike !
    Me too and you can keep the hacksaw at home, I'll do this the old fashioned way. Either the bikes gives out or I do, it's a horse race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    I designed that top tube for the Merlin Works frame series and stuck with it. It increases the torsional stiffness of the front end somewhat but gives the front end a softer feel on rough stuff. I know, it sounds like that "vertically compliant and laterally stiff" crap. But it works. I can get into the weeds if you want but I'm kind of busy recently. Keep in mind that it is NOT some sort of transformation, just an incremental improvement.
    This Works 6/4 is the best performance titanium frame I've ridden - the responsiveness, efficiency, and comfort is unmatched in any other titanium I've been on - though to be honest, I haven't ridden many titanium bikes that were set up aggressively like this (Moots RSL and Lynskey 4-series are the closest), most have been a bit taller up front, more BB drop, longer stays, etc. - I just need between a 59 (this one) and 61 (the Extralight I had) to really be happy from a fit perspective for aggressive riding - the reach of the 61 with the stack of the 59.



    Notice the TT - not sure it's exactly the same, but it certainly rhymes.

    If/when i have the money, I'd be happy to get a version of that Works frameset done up just for me... Lionel's is certainly a great inspiration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tima View Post
    All built up now. Haven't had a chance to ride yet... hopefully tomorrow.

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    Many thanks to Tom and Jeff.
    I soiled my pants when I first saw this, and I haven't cleaned them yet.
     

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    What he said. Krikey that blue bike is right as rain.

    Looking at that reminds me how much I hate my Titanium Track bike. (think plant of the apes) You are so damn ugly.

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    Wet winter livery. While I think the idea of only having one road bike is nuts, if I could only have one, I couldn't do any better than this.

    IMG_20181202_130209 by Greg Costello, on Flickr
     

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